Greene Tweed provides precision-molded thermoplastic composite components made from our high-performance Orthtek® material for a variety of demanding medical and biotechnology applications. Orthtek®’s high strength, low weight, corrosion resistance, and dimensional stability for steam or autoclave sterilization make it a high-performance metal replacement. Orthtek® is also radiolucent for X-ray transparency.
Depending on the application, Greene Tweed also has elastomers with the capability to be overmolded on metal and thermoplastic composites for custom medical devices.
Orthtek® composites have a PEEK polymer matrix with high carbon fiber reinforcement content (50% fiber volume), and are available in different material forms, as shown:
|Orthtek® RP & BF||Orthtek® WF|
|Typical geometries||Stock shapes||Specialty shapes|
|Retractors, surgical instruments||●||●|
|Near-net molded shapes||●||●|
Greene Tweed also has a wide variety of injection-molded PEEK products, including Arlon®, our high-performance thermoplastic designed for demanding medical and biotechnology applications, and provides benefits superior to metal: