Plastics in Healthcare
How a Single Plastic Can Improve Catheters
In this white paper, learn about the current compromise that catheter manufacturers need to make between clarity and opacity using a striped two-material solution, and also about a new solution that involves a single material capable of clarity under visible light and opacity under X-ray.
Why a Dual Material Solution Falls Short…and How to Solve the Problem
- Striping prevents the catheter from having total clarity in a visible light situation, so that clinicians have a hard time determining if fluids going into the patient contain air bubbles
- Extruding two materials in a thin wall catheter is a complex and costly process
- Results show that a single material solution effectively provides both opacity and clarity levels higher than the currently available dual solution