SOURCE: Quadrant


March 20, 2013 11:42 ET

Quadrant Engineering Plastic Products and MediTECH Bring Rapid Healing Implant Advancements to AAOS 2013

READING, PA--(Marketwired - Mar 20, 2013) - Quadrant Engineering Plastic Products, the global leader of machinable plastics, will join forces with MediTECH, the leading supplier of medical grade UHMW-PE to the orthopaedic implant industry, at the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting (AAOS) 2013 on March 19-23, 2013. 

Quadrant and MediTECH will display their industry-leading array of advanced polymer materials for medicine at AAOS 2013 on March 19-23 in Chicago, IL, the largest annual orthopaedic event in the world. Quadrant will be presenting their industry-acclaimed Life Science Grade (LSG) biocompatible products. Quadrant's LSG products increase security and reduce time to market while increasing production speed and lowering costs. All LSG products are supplied with certification-confirming USP Class VI and ISO 10993 compliance allowing for expedited medical device clearance. MediTECH will feature Chirulen® and Extrulen™ products for medical applications. These products offer rapid healing properties and have become the materials of choice for articulating surfaces, helping restore a higher quality of life to millions of patients worldwide.

According to MediTECH Global Technology Manager, Lou Matrisciano, "Quadrant has a well-established reputation in the development, innovation, manufacturing, and supply of Engineering Plastics used in Medical and Life Science applications. Together, we work to anticipate physician and patient needs to create products for which there are simply no substitute."

The innovative material portfolio from Quadrant fills the performance gap left by products made of stainless steel, titanium, glass or ceramics due to a unique formulation delivering properties like weight reduction, resistance to commonly used sterilization methods, x-ray transparency, design flexibility, anti-static performance, and resistance to high energetic radiation. Products featured will be Ketron® PEEK LSG, Quadrant LSG PPSU, PSU, HS, and PC, Duratron® LSG PEI, Acetron® LSG, and Proteus® LSG HS PP.

"To consistently deliver breakthrough technologies within the orthopaedic implant industry requires us to work closely with implant manufacturers to develop advanced crosslinking technologies and bring this family of products to market," says Matrisciano. The first to adapt inert annealing techniques for UHMW-PE in this market, MediTECH®'s expertise in thermal stress-relieving and other post-sintering processes make Chirulen® and Extrulen™ easier to machine to exacting tolerances.

Quadrant will have this new material and the rest of the machinable plastics industry's broadest product line in Exhibit #4107 in Hall A at McCormick Place on March 19-23, 2013. Application specialists and technical experts will be in attendance to answer questions relating to the new material and to provide expert guidance for engineering and application solutions.

About Quadrant Engineering Plastic Products:

For over 70 years, Quadrant Engineering Plastic Products (EPP) has been proving there is simply no substitute for quality, innovation and distinction. Quadrant EPP is the global leader of high-performance engineering plastics that are used for machined parts in food processing and packaging, semiconductor manufacturing, aerospace, electronics, chemical processing, life sciences, power generation and diverse industrial equipment. Its superior products range from UHMW polyethylene, nylon and acetal to ultra-high performance polymers that resist temperatures to over 800°F (425°C).

With a rich history as a company who pioneered machinable plastics, Quadrant is backed by a global team of application development and technical service engineers who specialize in evaluating designs and machining parts. Products and services are available through a worldwide network of branch offices, technical support centers and authorized dealers. Learn more about Quadrant at Use the Industry or Product Finders to access specific information, specs and applications. Connect with Quadrant, "quadrantepp" on Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter.

Registered trademarks of the Quadrant group of companies: Acetron®, CleanStat®, Duraspin®, Duratron®, Erta®, Ertalyte®, Ertalene®, Ertalon®, Extreme Materials®, Fluorosint®, Ketron®, MC®, Monocast®, Nylatron®, Nylasteel®, Polypenco®, Proteus®, Sanalite®, Semitron®, Techtron®, TIVAR® and Vibratuf®.

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