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Ultra Engineered Polymers

Ultra Engineered Polymers

Saint-Gobain is a leading manufacturer of high-performance tubing made from ultra-engineered polymers.  Our engineers possess extensive material and process knowledge, and we'll work side-by-side with your team throughout the development and life cycle of your product. Here’s a look at why ultra-engineered polymers are ideal materials for your application.   

What are Ultra Engineered Polymers?  
Ultra Engineered Polymers (UEPs) are the apex of thermoplastic polymer performance. These polymers have excellent heat/chemical resistance and mechanical/dielectric properties. There is a wide range of UEPs and many are described also as “high-heat” polymers due to their required high temperature processing conditions and heat resistance.

Why choose Ultra Engineered Polymers for the Medical industry?
With a drive within the medical industry to improve patient outcomes using minimally invasive, quicker procedures, traditional materials have not been able to meet the necessary requirements. Due to their unique performance attributes, UEPs can work in environments and applications in which common engineering polymers would fail. From high temperature exposure, exhaustive sterilization requirements, aggressive chemistry handling, high tensile strength/flexural modulus needs, or excellent dielectric properties, UEPs allow for solutions in the most challenging of applications.

Why partner with us?

Saint-Gobain Innovations

We keep innovating our products and processes to adapt to the ever-changing medical market.  See more Ultra Engineered Polymer Innovations like Catheter Tubing, PEEK Solutions for Catheters and Catheter Systems.

Materials include PEEK, Fluoropolymers and PES.

Customization through collaboration

Saint-Gobain’s teams of engineers and chemists offer extensive material and process knowledge to meet your most demanding applications and design needs for your medical device.  Utilizing our co-development process, we'll work side by side with your team throughout the development and life cycle of your product.

PEEK Extrusion for Catheter Designs

Saint-Gobain processes PEEK and offers a broad range of capabilities including catheter design. 

With more than 25 years of experience in processing PEEK, we have developed a broad range of capabilities to support our customers’ needs.

Our capabilities include:

PEEK Processing Capabilities

PEEK Processing Capabilities
PEEK Processing Capabilities
  • Medical grade implantables for short-term, mid-term and long-term
  • Colored grades – white, black, gray, green, blue, orange…
  • Radiopaque grade for x-ray
  • Tubing and profile extrusion from 0.004 - 0.60 inches (0.1-15mm)
  • Thin wall extrusion starting from 0.0004 inches (0.01mm)
  • Multi-lumen tubing
  • Optical Fiber, Stainless Steel, Nitinol Sheathing
  • Injection & Overmolding
     

How We Use Ultra Engineered Polymers

More Information On Ultra Engineered Polymers Below

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Minimally Invasive Surgery: PEEK Solutions for Catheters Datasheet

Saint-Gobain Life Sciences specializes in PEEK extrusion and overmolding for highly demanding minimally invasive applications.

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Engineered Polymer Datasheet

Our extraordinary range of engineered polymer extrusion capabilities allows us to convert virgin resin to completed components or assemblies that meet the

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Saint-Gobain Catheter Tubing Datasheet

Saint-Gobain specializes in custom manufacturing of high performance catheter tubing for medical OEMs, contract manufacturers and design houses.

PDF | 2 pages | 5.25 MB
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