Plastics in Medical Devices
Properties, Requirements, and ApplicationsBy
- Vinny R. Sastri
Plastics in Medical Devices is a comprehensive overview of the main types of plastics used in medical device applications. It focuses on the applications and properties that are most important in medical device design, such as chemical resistance, sterilization capability and biocompatibility. The roles of additives, stabilizers, and fillers as well as the synthesis and production of polymers are covered and backed up with a wealth of data tables.
Since the first edition the rate of advancement of materials technology has been constantly increasing. In the new edition Dr. Sastri not only provides a thorough update of the first edition chapters with new information regarding new plastic materials, applications and new requirements, but also adds two chapters - one on market and regulatory aspects and supplier controls, and one on process validation. Both chapters meet an urgent need in the industry and make the book an all-encompassing reference not found anywhere else.
Engineers, scientists, and managers involved in the design and manufacture of medical devices.
Hardbound, 336 Pages
Published: November 2013
Imprint: William Andrew
2 Regulations for Medical Devices and Application to Plastics Suppliers: History and Overview 3 Materials Used in Medical Devices
4 Material Requirements for Plastics used in Medical Devices5 Polymer Additives Used to Enhance Material Properties for Medical Device
6 Commodity Thermoplastics: Polyvinyl Chloride, Polyolefins, and Polystyrene7 Engineering Thermoplastics
8 High-Temperature Engineering Thermoplastics: Polysulfones, Polyimides, Polysulfides, Polyketones, Liquid Crystalline Polymers, and Fluoropolymers9 Other Polymers: Styrenics, Silicones, Thermoplastic Elastomers, Biopolymers, and Thermosets
10 Supplier Controls (new chapter)11 Process Validation (new chapter)