High performance polymers for medical applications

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As the technology leader for high-performance polymers, we supply polyether ether ketone molding materials for the medical sector. Our VESTAKEEP® grades for implants, dental applications and medical devices are changing standards for medical technology applications due to their outstanding biocompatibility and biostability.


VESTAKEEP® PEEK - YOUR NEXT GENERATION MATERIAL FOR MEDICAL IMPLANTS

Polyether ether ketone has been used in medical implant applications for years. VESTAKEEP® PEEK is the latest product line meeting the unmet needs in these medical applications.


Main characteristics of VESTAKEEP® PEEK



- excellent biocompatability

- resistance to all common used sterilization methods

- high gamma radiation resistance

- excellent fatigue properties

- unique ductility characteristics

- mechanical properties close to cortical bone

- high chemical resistance

- high resistance to desinfection and sanitizing agents

- very good resistance to wear

- high dimensional stability

- excellent biostability

- high creep resistance

- good electrical insulation properties

- good thermal insulation properties

Product overview

We offer PEEK solutions for long term implantable medical devices (implant-Grade), for permanent mucous membrane contact (Dental-grade) and for short time contact to human blood, tissue or bone for up to 30 days (Care-Grade).

Implant

Long term - especially designed for long term implantable medical devices

VESTAKEEP®
Form
Viscosity
Color
Processing

i2 G

granules

standard

natural

unreinforced resin for injection molding

i4 G 

granules

high

natural

unreinforced resin for injection molding and extrusion

i5 G 

granules

very high

natural

unreinforced resin for extrusion

i4 R 

rods

high

natural

turning+milling

i5 R 

rods

very high

natural

turning+milling

i4 PL 

plates

high

natural

turning+milling

Dental

Permanent mucous membrane contact - especially designed for removable and fixed dentures, crowns and bridges

VESTAKEEP® 
Form
Viscosity
Color
Processing

D4 G 

granules

high

natural

can be processed by common melt processing techniques like injection molding and extrusion

DC4420 G 

granules

high

white pigmented

can be processed by common melt processing techniques like injection molding and extrusion

DC4450 G 

granules

high

tooth-colored 

can be processed by common melt processing techniques like injection molding and extrusion

DC4470 G 

granules

high

gingiva-colored 

can be processed by common melt processing techniques like injection molding and extrusion

D4 R 

rods

high

natural

turning + milling / modern digital solution like CAD/CAM

DC4420 R 

rods

high

white pigmented

turning + milling / modern digital solution like CAD/CAM

DC4450 R 

rods

high

tooth-colored 

turning + milling / modern digital solution like CAD/CAM

DC4470 R 

rods

high

gingiva-colored 

turning + milling / modern digital solution like CAD/CAM

Care

Short time contact to human blood, tissue or bone for up to 30 days – especially designed for medical equipment

VESTAKEEP® 
Form
Viscosity
Color
Processing

M20 G 

granules

standard

natural

unreinforced polyether ether ketone for injection molding

M33 G-HP 

granules

medium

natural, high-purity

unreinforced polyether ether ketone for injection molding and extrusion, film extrusion, small diameter tubes

M40 G 

granules

high

natural

unreinforced polyether ether ketone for injection molding and extrusion

M40 R 

rods

high

natural

unreinforced polyether ether ketone for turning+milling

Biocompatability of VESTAKEEP® PEEK

Biocompatability


The biocompatibility of a medical device depends on the kind of body contact and on the duration of such contact.


Biocompatability - VESTAKEEP® PEEK
VESTAKEEP® PEEK for medical applications

Quality and Approvals


Evonik has established a product portfolio that is build on the specific quality, process and performance requirements by the medical industry.


Quality and Approvals - VESTAKEEP® PEEK
VESTAKEEP® PEEK for medical applications

Services and Support


In our effort to develop technically sophisticated materials, we offer comprehensive application-specific services and complete internal lab support.


Service and Support - VESTAKEEP® PEEKcal applications

ENVIRONMENT AND SAFETY

Our Environment, Safety, Health and Quality (ESHQ) Values set out our commitments in these areas. Together with more detailed guidelines and procedures, they form a binding framework. The ESHQ Values define protection of people and the environment as central elements of our activities. We strive for a steady improvement in our ESHQ performance.



Our ESHQ Values form the basis for policies and objectives which are used to manage ESHQ throughout the Evonik Group. The legal conformity of these regulations was validated by an external appraisal in 2009. 
Evonik is committed to the global Responsible Care initiative, and we constantly strive to improve our performance in health, safety, the environment and product stewardship. At the start of 2006 we signed the chemical industry's Responsible Care Global Charter.

Policy Statement on Human Rights
Contact

Marc Knebel

Director Medical Devices and Systems

Frank Claus

Business Manager Medical Devices and Systems