Plastics in Medical Devices: Properties, Requirements, and Applications presents an overview of the main types of plastics used in medical device applications. Particular attention is paid to those materials with actual commercial applications. The book begins with an introduction to medical devices, their classification and some of the regulations that affect their design, production and sale. It describes the requirements that plastics need to meet in medical device applications.
The subsequent chapters focus on the various types of plastic materials, their properties profiles, the techniques by which their properties can be enhanced, and practical examples of their use. Comparative property tables allow readers to find the right classes of materials suitable for their applications. The book also includes a sub-chapter on polyurethanes, their production, properties, chemical resistance, sterilisation, biocompatibility, joining and welding as well as applications. The book at hand is a useful reference, in particular for product designers and developers of medical devices.