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Engineering Materials

Advanced Material Solutions for the Medical Industry

DSM’s portfolio of engineering materials is designed and tested to meet a variety of key challenges manufacturers of Class I and Class II medical devices face every day. They are tested to meet or exceed OEM specifications as well as U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) food contact compliance, International Organization for Standardization (ISO), United States Pharmacopeia (USP), and other international standards.

The DSM portfolio of medical engineering materials includes Arnitel® Care, a polyester-based thermoplastic elastomer (TPC) material widely used in surgical gowns, tubing and advanced wound care.

The portfolio also includes Arnite® Care PBT and ForTii® Care PA4T/PPA, which are engineered to enhance the performance of a wide range of non-invasive medical devices. 

Advanced Materials for Medical

Arnitel® Care L140E

Arnitel® is a family of high-performance copolyester-based thermoplastic elastomers (TPC) offering a unique combination of flexibility, chemical resistance and high-temperature performance.

Its unique chemistry consists of hard and soft segments which offer a great degree of design flexibility. This includes proven performance in breathable monolithic films, kink-resistant tubing, soft touch applications, and a variety of other innovative solutions for the medical industry.

Because of DSM’s global commitment to manufacturing quality, medical industry leaders trust Arnitel® when material quality and purity is essential for demanding high-precision components.

  • 40 Shore D
  • Medium Viscosity
  • Medical grade
  • Food Contact Quality

Arnitel® Care L225E

Arnitel® is a family of high-performance copolyester-based thermoplastic elastomers (TPC) offering a unique combination of flexibility, chemical resistance and high-temperature performance.

Its unique chemistry consists of hard and soft segments which offer a great degree of design flexibility. This includes proven performance in breathable monolithic films, kink-resistant tubing, soft touch applications, and a variety of other innovative solutions for the medical industry.

Because of DSM’s global commitment to manufacturing quality, medical industry leaders trust Arnitel® when material quality and purity is essential for demanding high-precision components.

  • 25 Shore D
  • Low Viscosity
  • Medical grade
  • Food Contact Quality

Arnitel® Care L155E

Arnitel® is a family of high-performance copolyester-based thermoplastic elastomers (TPC) offering a unique combination of flexibility, chemical resistance and high-temperature performance.

Its unique chemistry consists of hard and soft segments which offer a great degree of design flexibility. This includes proven performance in breathable monolithic films, kink-resistant tubing, soft touch applications, and a variety of other innovative solutions for the medical industry.

Because of DSM’s global commitment to manufacturing quality, medical industry leaders trust Arnitel® when material quality and purity is essential for demanding high-precision components.

  • 55 Shore D
  • Medium Viscosity
  • Medical grade
  • Food Contact Quality

Arnitel® Care L345A

Arnitel® is a family of high-performance copolyester-based thermoplastic elastomers (TPC) offering a unique combination of flexibility, chemical resistance and high-temperature performance.

Its unique chemistry consists of hard and soft segments which offer a great degree of design flexibility. This includes proven performance in breathable monolithic films, kink-resistant tubing, soft touch applications, and a variety of other innovative solutions for the medical industry.

Because of DSM’s global commitment to manufacturing quality, medical industry leaders trust Arnitel® when material quality and purity is essential for demanding high-precision components.

  • 45 Shore D
  • Medium Viscosity
  • Highly Breathable
  • Medical grade
  • Food Contact Quality

Arnite® Care T1U

Unreinforced

The Arnite® Care family of polybutylene terephthalate (PBT) and polyethylene terephthalate (PET) materials offer proven performance, high strength and easy processing. They are well suited for applications in a variety of industries.

Because of DSM’s global commitment to manufacturing quality, medical industry leaders trust Arnite® when material quality and purity is essential for demanding high-precision components.

  • Medium Viscosity
  • Injection Molding
  • Medical grade
  • Food Contact Quality

ForTii® Care P1G6

30% Glass Reinforced

ForTii® Care is a cutting-edge polyphthalamide (PPA) solution when high-temperature performance and strength are needed for challenging applications such as metal replacement.

Its unique chemistry offers a combination of high peak temperature performance and chemical resistance, making it an ideal choice for the most demanding applications.

Because of DSM’s global commitment to manufacturing quality, medical industry leaders trust ForTii® when material quality and purity is essential for demanding high-precision components.

  • High Performance PPA
  • Medical grade

Innovation Insights

  • Partnering with our customers to fight COVID-19

    DSM Engineering Materials (DEM) is playing a crucial role combating the coronavirus pandemic. We supply specialty materials for critical medical devices, including inhalers, medical gowns, respiratory tubes, and hospital beds, but that’s not all.

  • Materials solution

    Andre Oosterlaken discusses how Arnitel VT offers the highest protection level, along with comfort, in disposable medical gowns and drapes. He also talks about the future of medical gowns, new material solutions and innovations for the medical textile market.

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Advanced Material Solutions for Medical Devices

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