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Our broad portfolio of materials enables manufacturers of medical devices, fabrics and packaging to design for the future, developing new, innovative options that perform better than what was available before.

Medical

Helping to improve the standard of healthcare

Plastics used in medical products are under increasing scrutiny with tightening standards and restrictions. Governing bodies around the world are acutely focused on creating stricter regulations about the quantity of chemicals escaping from plastics – particularly where the plastics come in contact with drugs.

DSM is the world’s leading developer and manufacturing partner of materials for medical devices. Medical device manufacturers use our engineering capabilities, and our ability to deliver customized material solutions, to help them get their products to market quickly.

Our broad portfolio of materials enables manufacturers of medical devices, fabrics and packaging to design for the future, developing new, innovative options that perform better than what was available before. Whether it’s surgical fabrics that help control the spread of bacterial and viral infections, medical packaging that maintains sterile instruments, or drug delivery devices that don’t leach, our team works to create solutions that work to constantly improve the standard of care.

Featured customer applications

Inhaler Device Housings

Healthcare | Medical Devices and Accessories

Arnite® PBT allows for reliable solutions, since it has a low extractable levels, certainly compared to POM; Arnite® PBT allows for cost effective solutions since it is a very stable and clean product which ensures an efficient production rate

Medical gowns

Healthcare | Medical Devices and Accessories

Arnitel® TPC allows for very sustainable solutions, since it is PFC free and 100% recyclable; Arnitel® TPC allows for very comfortable and reliable solutions due to its high breathability and 100% waterproof performance under all circumstances (unlike perforated membranes) and since it forms a 100% barrier against fluids, bacteria and even viruses.

Packaging for Sterilized Surgical Devices

Healthcare | Medical Devices and Accessories

Akulon® PA6 F130-C LOPA allows for very cost effective solutions since it yields very low oligomer content vs. standard Polyamides which significantly reduces lactam pollution in film production, leading to less cleaning stops; Akulon® PA6 allows for reliable solutions due to its good barrier performance, high temperature sterilization resistance, puncture resistance & mechanical performance, food contact and USP capable, resistance to lipids & carrier solutions and good transparency

Wheel Chair Rims

Healthcare | Medical Equipment

Akulon® PA6 allows for reliable solutions due to its good mechanical properties (stiffness and toughness) and due to its better surface appearance than PA66; Akulon® PA6 allows for very cost effective solutions

Featured products

With our broad, high-quality materials portfolio and in-depth technology know-how, we work in close collaboration with customers to develop new applications in response to the search for lighter, stronger and more durable materials.

Here's a selection of some of our most recognized brands and products, keeping you ahead of the curve and enabling you to lead the market through the use of cutting-edge technology.

Arnitel® VT in medical gowns and drapes

Gowns and drapes are the first line of protection for medical staff and patients against bacterial and viral infections. However, research shows that 1 of 10 hospitalized patients will acquire an infection after admission.

Arnitel® VT is based on unique monolithic technology that makes material breathable and flexible without the need for thousands of tiny holes. Offering a 100% barrier to bacteria and viruses.

A scientific approach to building solutions

Our dedicated teams work closely with our customers to look at the entire process of developing new parts and components – whether it is a case of metal replacement, or developing solutions that are stronger, safer and more effective. Our methodical approach extends to every step of the process, from design and material performance to production and compliance.

  • Downsizing & Miniaturization

    As our economy places more focus on efficiency, industry is responding by creating products that are thinner, lighter, and smaller – with the same or more functionality.

  • Narrow tolerances

    In the ongoing quest to do more with less, some automotive applications prove more challenging than others.

  • Standards & regulations

    Once you are ready to commercialize your part, you also need to ensure it complies with relevant industry standards and regulations.

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