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Daicel-Evonik’s PEEK resin VESTAKEEP Care Adopted for the first time in Japan by Nippon Chemical Screw to be used in their screws for medical equipment

2018.04.05

  • VESTAKEEP Care screw made by Nippon Chemical Screw & Co., Ltd.

Daicel-Evonik’s PEEK resin VESTAKEEP Care

Adopted for the first time in Japan by Nippon Chemical Screw to be used in their screws for medical equipment 

- Employs the highly reliable PEEK resin for medical use which has passed the USP Class VI test

- Reliable chemical resistance and capable of sterilization at high temperatures (120°C or higher)

- A safe material with no concerns of ion dissolution which can occur with metals

 

The PEEK resin VESTAKEEP Care from Daicel-Evonik Ltd. (Head Office: Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo; President: Andre Noppe) has been adopted for the first time in Japan by Nippon Chemical Screw & Co., Ltd. (Head Office: Setagaya-ku, Tokyo; Representative Director: Mr. Fumio Hanji) to be used in their screws for medical equipment.

Lots of metal screws are used in medical devices and equipment, including drug manufacturing equipment, analysis equipment and test equipment. These metal screws are about to be replaced by PEEK resin. Screws made of PEEK resin VESTAKEEP Care do not pose the contamination risk caused by ion dissolution from metal screws, eliminating any influence on test results. In addition, VESTAKEEP Care has passed the USP Class VI test to ensure its safe application for medical devices that come into contact with the bodies of patients for a short period of time.

A highly reliable material with excellent chemical resistance and autoclaving resistance which can withstand the sterilization process at high temperatures above 120°C. Adoption is also anticipated in the manufacturing processes of medical devices and equipment due to it possessing the good electrical insulation required, not only for the medical devices and equipment themselves, but also for the manufacturing processes involved in making the devices and equipment.

The properties of PEEK Resin VESTAKEEP Care will enable a broad range of product development in the medical field using PEEK resin.