Radiopaque polymer compounds are obstructing the passage of radiant energy, such as X-rays. In images radiopaque compound show up as white. This feature makes it easier to position medical devices, like (cardio)vascular, urological, gastrointestinal, neurovascular and ophthalmic catheters or tracoe cannulas, by making use of X-rays. Radiopaque compounds are also used in X-ray or gamma shielding applications like the housing of medical and industrial X-ray devices or radiotherapy containers.
Not all radiopaque fillers are compatible with all polymers. We can use hard polymers like PBT, PPS, polyolefins and nylons and soft polymers like TPE-S, TPE-U, TPE-E and TPE-A to tailor the radiopaque compounds to your needs.
We can support your radiopaque compound with the required (medical) regulatory documentation, a proper medical product specification and production in a medical qualified (ISO13485) production plant.
Please contact our engineers to solve your need for radiopaque compounds.