Advanced Composites for Healthcare & Medical | Trelleborg

Advanced Thermoplastic Composites

Automated fiber-placed composite parts for Healthcare & Medical applications

Advanced composites are an optimum solution for many critical applications in the Healthcare & Medical industry.

  • Offering ideal strength-to-weight ratios and non-reactive materials, thermoplastic composites are ideal for operations such as production, storage, filtration, and transportation.
  • Composite solutions can be used for life changing applications such as imaging equipment and prosthetic limbs.
  • Biotechnology and bio-processing continue to advance with the help of composites
  • Lightweight thermoplastics have improved chemical handling abilities of researchers

Trelleborg Healthcare & Medical engineers partner with customers to develop and manufacture custom advanced composite parts. Our fiberglass-reinforced polypropylene composites are manufactured using a fully automated, out-of-autoclave process. Parts can be manufactured in any shape or size desired and are ideal for use in complex chromatography and bioprocessing applications in the Healthcare & Medical industry.

Key benefits:

  • Lighter and thinner than traditional and unreinforced options
  • Available in a range of shapes and sizes, large diameter parts are produced using automated fiber placement (AFP)
  • Demonstrate significant mechanical strength, e.g. columns withstand high internal pressure
  • Non-reactive materials, high bacterial and chemical resistance commonly found in bioprocessing
  • Machinable to tight tolerances
  • Consistent inner diameter surface finish
  • Recyclable

Typical Healthcare & Medical Applications:

Chromatography columns in bioprocessing and manufacturing or other GMP environments.

Materials Specific to Healthcare & Medical:

  • Polypropylene with continuous fiber E-glass reinforcement (70% by weight)
  • PEEK (polyetheretherketone) with continuous carbon or glass fiber.

Wide range of other Polymers based on application.