Belgian chemical and pharmaceutical firm Solvay S.A.‘s Advanced Polymers unit has announced the launch of its Solviva biomaterials line, designed for use in implantable medical devices.
Solviva Biomaterials are comprised of:
Zeniva™ PEEK (polyetheretherketone) — one of the most chemically resistant plastics available, exhibiting high strength and stiffness along with excellent toughness and fatigue resistance Proniva™ SRP (self-reinforced polyphenylene) — the stiffest and strongest unreinforced thermoplastic available, offering exceptional chemical resistance and hardness Veriva™ PPSU (polyphenylsulfone) — offers unsurpassed toughness combined with transparency and excellent chemical resistance Eviva™ PSU (polysulfone) — offers practical toughness in a strong, transparent polymer
According to a press release, Solvay Advanced Polymers is currently in active product trials for its line of Solviva
biomaterials with several medical device manufacturers including Zimmer Medical.
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Press release: Solvay Advanced Polymers launches Solviva™ Biomaterials available for use in implantable medical devices (.pdf)…