Modern Plastics Announces New Medical-grade PEEK, MediPEEK-IM

Friday, January 8, 2010 General News J E 4

BRIDGEPORT, Conn., Jan. 6 Modern Plastics has added a permanent implantable medical-grade PEEK, MediPEEK-IM (Polyetheretherketone), a high-performance semi-crystalline thermoplastic designed for long-term body contact as an implantable material. The resin is produced to ASTM F2026 specifications and has been extensively tested to ISO-10993 requirements.

Applications include spinal cages, fixation rods, orthopedic implants, ophthalmic tools, surgical instruments, dental and diagnostic devices. MediPEEK-IM advantages are biocompatibility, mechanical strength/toughness, superior hydrolysis and chemical resistance with excellent dimensional stability, is sterilizable and radio translucent. Color is natural.

Modern Plastics is a distributor for Westlake Plastics Company, which manufactures implantable medical-grade MediPEEK-IM products for the medical device community using FDA-mandated GMPS. Current stocking rod sizes by Modern Plastics are 20mm, 25mm and 30mm, 40mm, and 50mm rod size all in one meter lengths. Other sizes are available upon request.

"Modern Plastics distributes cutting-edge Medical Plastics, which makes NEW implant medical-grade MediPEEK a perfect fit into our wide range of high-quality materials," said Bing J. Carbone, President of Modern Plastics. He added that, "MediPEEK-IM offers an alternative equivalent product to the marketplace with distinct advantages that include easier and faster access, better supply chain management, and no contractual obligations. The value proposition we can offer now is truly exciting, and we think a much-needed improvement in the way implantable PEEK has been presented in the past."

Founded in 1945, Modern Plastics is a premier distributor of Medical Grade Plastic and High-Performance Engineering grade plastic stock shapes. All plastics products are bar-coded and shipped with complete certifications and traceability information.

To learn more, visit the Modern Plastics website at or contact Vince Griffin, Medical Plastics Manager, at 800.243.9696, Extension 205; email:

Modern Plastics, 678 Howard Avenue, Bridgeport, Connecticut 06605-0574 USA

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Press Contact: Bing J. Carbone, President Modern Plastics email: 203.414.1559

SOURCE Modern Plastics


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