VESTAMID® at a glance
VESTAMID® Care polyamide resins for medical applications are versatile and simple to process, and reliable and safe for various applications.
Two custom designed product lines
We offer two product lines for medical applications that are USP Class VI certified: VESTAMID® Care ML grades are polyamide 12 compounds, VESTAMID® Care ME grades are polyamide 12 elastomers. Both lines are resistant to body fluids and are toxicologically safe.
More VESTAMID® grades are available for medical parts that will not come into direct contact to body fluids and blood. Please contact us for more details.
Properties of VESTAMID®
high bursting strength
excellent chemical resistance
slow sliding friction
good mechanical properties
low processing tolerances
High quality and low processing tolerances in the extrusion process make VESTAMID® Care ME and VESTAMID® Care ML excellent materials for catheter production. The specialty polyamide12 compounds and elastomers are especially resistant to chemicals, compatible with body fluids, and innocuous. They meet the medical products requirements of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the European Union, and can be sterilized by conventional methods.
Because the materials are used mainly in dilatation catheters, the mechanical properties are particularly important: The finished catheter must be easy to thread but must not buckle and never burst. VESTAMID® Care ME and VESTAMID® Care ML ensure that these requirements are satisfied through a combination of pliancy and flexibility with strength, toughness, and high bursting pressure.