Reasons that Why Plastic Parts Are Widely Used in Medical Field

In recent years, the medical plastics industry has developed rapidly, and the demand for the medical plastics has also increased rapidly, new materials and technologies have been continuously introduced, and the application scope of plastics in the medical field has been continuously expanded, becoming one of the main branches of the plastics processing industry. From disposable medical supplies, such as syringes, infusion bags, catheters, etc., to large-scale diagnostic equipment such as X-ray machines, MRI, CT and other imaging equipment, plastic is inseparable. What's so good about plastic that makes it so widely used in the medical field?

First of all, plastic parts have relatively high flexibility in shape design. It is a consensus that very strict health regulations and industry standards are required in the pharmaceutical industry. These fine and clear standards promote the wide application of injection molding products in the medical field to a certain extent, achieving innovations that other traditional materials cannot achieve. Secondly, the continuous rise of medical expenses has led people to take more effective ways to reduce costs. The abundant sources and reasonable prices of plastics are suitable for making disposable medical products. Therefore, disposable medical products are increasingly replacing sterilizable glass products. In addition, the rapid expansion of the global population, the aging population and the increase in the number of chronic patients have promoted the continuous growth of the medical service market. The demand for special medical supplies and devices has become increasingly widespread, and the medical plastic parts market has grown more and more rapid.

The research of medical plastics in our country started early and developed rapidly. At present, medical plastics are mainly used in the following aspects: first, plastic products and plastic medical pipes related to ventilators, related products include masks, nasal masks, tracheal intubation, tracheotomy intubation, bronchial catheter, ventilator connecting tube, blood vessel and various cannula, etc. Most of these products are made of polyvinyl chloride, polyethylene, polypropylene, rubber, etc.; followed by dentistry in the digestive system, where plastic products include dentures, dental powder, full dentures, denture tissue liners, fillings Resins, etc., are mainly made of polymethacrylates and their copolymers; the other is the circulatory system, plastic products are used in artificial hearts, and the material is mainly polyether urethane, which has the advantages of good elasticity, resistance to aging, great histocompatibility and hemocompatibility, and adjustable and changeable product properties according to molecular design. In addition to the above major human body systems, plastic products in the sports system include artificial joints, artificial bone nails, bone cement, etc. are also widely used with the advantages of light weight, good stability, and good self-lubrication.

In the future development of the medical and health industry, the development trend of medical plastics will be more diversified, and the demand for medical products in space saving, family medical care, minimally invasive surgery, etc. is also on the rise. Challenges and requirements for medical plastic products will also be bigger and higher, and the role of the quality of raw materials cannot be underestimated. When selecting medical plastic components manufacturer, hospitals should pay attention to distinction, and try to select plastic parts manufacturers that make high-quality production and strictly meet medical standards.

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