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January 7, 2023

  PEEK Polymer Biocompatibility in the Operating Room or Inside the Body Biocompatible precision polymers, such as Polyetheretherketone (PEEK) have revolutionized medical technology practices for over a decade. Medical devices and implants that come direct or indirect contact with human tissue and blood must meet strict guidelines for short and long-term use.   Biocompatibility in spinal and other dental implants, for example, is critical to patient health and bone fusion... Read More


December 19, 2022

Mission Critical Polymers for Performance Rocketry Every part of a rocket’s design is critical. If one piece fails or the performance of that piece doesn’t match the demands of the environment, then the whole rocket fails. Organizations like NASA, Boeing, Blue Origin and SpaceX approach rocket part design and selection with careful consideration. Polymers have a unique position in the Aerospace and Defense market as they present features and capabilities... Read More

TORLON® PAI, tough as metal but at half the weight

December 5, 2022

The top 3 reasons to consider Torlon® over metal for your advanced engineering application PolyamideImide (PAI) is a leading thermoplastic engineering plastic that offers extraordinary toughness and strength, even at temperatures up to 275°C (525°F). One of the leading PAI grades on the market is Solvay’s Torlon®. Developed for demanding aerospace and defense applications, Torlon® has also found broad use in automotive, energy, medical and other industries. Its superb performance... Read More

Why RADEL® Is the Material Pick for Aircraft Interiors

November 21, 2022

  Precision PPSU Takes Flight in Mission-Critical Aerospace Applications Safety and engineering finesse come together in every aircraft on the market. It’s not just about ensuring a good flight experience for consumers; it’s the law. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has regulations in place that dictate the material choices for commercial aircraft. For instance, fireproof materials are an essential part of aircraft interiors.   In the late 1980s, FAA statistics... Read More

PEEK Implants in Orbital Reconstruction

November 3, 2022

  What Is Orbital Reconstruction? Orbital trauma (trauma to the facial bone structure) can happen due to injuries, benign and malignant tumors, or infectious diseases. In the case of tumors where bone extraction may be necessary, replacing the bone in the orbital region does not usually cause deformity. However, in cases where significant bony material is lost or extracted, surgeons have typically used bone grafting to restore facial form and... Read More



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