Product Announcement from Celanese Corporation

Medical Technology Orthopedic Implant Polymers-Image

Ticona GUR® ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene (UHMW-PE) is the implant material-of-choice for hip, knee and shoulder arthroplasty, thanks to its outstanding properties profile: low wear, excellent lubricity, biocompatibility, high abrasion resistance, exceptional impact strength and high purity.

In addition to use in orthopedic implants, Ticona MT polymers are increasingly replacing metals, ceramics and other traditional materials in high-technology medical applications - diagnostics, drug packaging, drug delivery, multi-use surgical instruments. The extreme properties of these engineering resins can help OEMs and manufacturers bring new products to market quickly and confidently.

Ticona highlights its GUR UHMW-PE as well as its MT grades in four polymer families:

Advantages of Ticona MT polymers:

· High product purity

· Consistent formulation

· Long-term supply assurance

· Production according to GMP principles

· Drug and Device Master File listing

· Food contact compliance (FDA and EU)

· Certi?ed biocompatibility

· Free from additives derived from animal sources

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