polyetheretherketone


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polyetheretherketone

(pol″ē″thĕr-ē″thĕr-kē′tōn″),

PEEK

A synthetic semicrystalline biocompatible polymer used in surgical implants.
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which is used to treat painful vertebral compression fractures that result from osteoporosis, uses both polyetheretherketone and nitinol, a nickel-titanium alloy that exhibits shape memory and superelasticity.
com) on the development of these systems choose the Polyetheretherketone material because of its unique characteristics which include extreme strength and fatigue resistance, bone like modulus, excellent wear properties and controlled imaging for future monitoring of procedure outcome.
surgeons are switching back to interbody devices that are made from titanium materials versus polyetheretherketone (PEEK)," said Erika Laskey, Vice President of Sales and Marketing, ulrich medical USA.
a supplier of minimally invasive spinal implants and medical devices, has commercialized the VEO[R] Direct Lateral Access and Inter-body Fusion System which incorporates lumbar fusion cage implant made of Solvay's Zeniva[R] polyetheretherketone (PEEK) resin.
On the thermoplastics side, polyetheretherketone (PEEK) has become an increasingly popular choice, though"any thermoplastic with great strength characteristics that can meet ISO 10993 requirements and is allowed to be implanted is seeing growth," said Mark D.
7mm monofilaments of heat treated polyetheretherketone (PEEK), polyetherketone (PEK), polyetherketone-ketone (PEKK), polyaryletherketone (PAEK), and polyetherketoneether-ketoneke tone (PEKEKK) resins or their blends.
The immediate concern is short supply of polyetheretherketone (PEEK) resin, whose sole commercial-scale producer is Victrex PLC in the U.
AvaSpire is a modified polyetheretherketone (PEEK) resin that has been formulated to offer improved ductility, mechanical strength and higher operating temperature relative to PEEK while retaining most of the key performance attributes of PEEK at a lower price point.
The device features the company's new Scoria(TM) technology, a polyetheretherketone (PEEK) material manufactured with interconnected micrometer scale surface porosity and based on Zeniva[sup.
The long fibers (12 to 38 mm) include thermoplastic polyurethanes, polypropylene, nylon-based polymers, polystyrene, acrylonitrile butadiene styrene, styrene acrylonitrile, polyethersulfone, polyetherimide, polyphenylene sulfide, polyetheretherketone, and polyetherketone fibers.
According to the study's authors, recent innovations include the use of polyetheretherketone (PEEK) in anchors, a strong, radiolucent material that can be drilled if revision surgery is necessary.
following its management buyout last year from ICI PLC of England, will be to provide a full range of polyetheretherketone (PEEK) grades to molders, extruders, and compounders by tailoring properties of this high-performance thermoplastic to specific niche applications.