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Marking application for medical lasers

For surgeons using medical laser equipment to perform painstaking high precision surgical techniques and soft tissue surgery, marking labels are a critical component for indicating the remaining numbe...

February 1, 2008   Canadian Plastics



For surgeons using medical laser equipment to perform painstaking high precision surgical techniques and soft tissue surgery, marking labels are a critical component for indicating the remaining number of reuse cycles of the reusable light conductors in the laser equipment.

For this reason, Dornier MedTech, a Kennesaw, Ga.-based laser design company, selected Victrex APTIV film, made with PEEK polymer from Victrex, for the marking labels in its high-quality solid-state lasers.

According to Victrex, APTIV film offers high dimensional stability, excellent mechanical properties and a maximum continuous use temperature of up to 220C, making it ideal for the steam sterilization resistance (conducted at an average temperature of 134C) necessary for reusable medical instruments.

In addition, the film provides resistance to aggressive media such as cleaning and disinfecting agents used in demanding laser surgery environments, and can be readily printed upon using laser marking as well as a number of other conventional printing techniques.

Victrex USA Inc. (West Conshohocken, Pa.); www.victrex.com; 484-342-6001


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