Your high-performance supplier for the Healthcare industry
As the world’s population rises and becomes ever older, the need for modern and efficient medical care takes on increasing importance. Few sectors place such high requirements on products, devices and equipment. Safe, innovative and reliable materials are essential to meet the high standards of modern medical care.
We have one of the broadest product range of thermoplastics as well as composite materials and supply our customers with the highest quality standards and the newest technologies - from the semi-finished product over machined components, 3D-printing to assembly groups we can fulfill all your needs.
For more than 100 years we have specialized in the processing of plastics. Today, our product range is comprised of more than 350 different types of thermoplastic and composite materials, with a variety of modifications and special developments available. We are happy to advise you on the selection of suitable materials specifically for your needs.
Medical Grade (MG)
In certain cases, materials must meet specific regulations if they are to be used in medical devices. Our Medical Grade (MG) products provide specially developed materials for medical engineering. With the documentation of all relevant processes as well as product information combined with consistently quality controls, we are able to fulfil the necessary requirements. The highest quality is our standard. Our MG portfolio is focussed on ISO 10993 Type A "medical" applications with less than 24 hours exposure.
Healthcare Grade (HG)
Besides our MG product portfolio, we can offer you an additional product range explicit for the Healthcare industry – including pharma, diagnostic and life science applications. A wide range of different production possibilities and specific colours complete our service package explicit for you. The HG portfolio is not intended to be used for medical application in accordance with the Regulation (EU) 2017/745.
There are test results for biocompatibility according to ISO 10993-5 and the USP Class VI available for most of the medical & healthcare products from Röchling Industrial. The tests were conduced either from the raw material supplier or on the semi-finished product manufactured by Röchling.
Riskless re-use presupposes a safe method to kill off all microorganisms on the surface of this equipment. Accordingly, an essential aspect for selecting the suitable plastic for a medical technology application, is also the requirement for cleaning, repeated disinfection, and sterilisation of the product. The most important processes for plastics are steam sterilisation, radiation as well as ethylene oxide sterilisation.
Especially our MG materials show a high resistance against many commercially available disinfectants and cleaning agents. The results of basic tests are provided by the raw material suppliers and can be used as initial selection criteria.
Our high-performance plastics resistant to high temperatures of up to 180 degrees Celsius.
Our Röchling products are characterized by a very high impact strength.
We at Röchling Industrial use our “Integrated Management System” to work continuously on the systematic optimization of all quality factors. The quality of our products is our success as we are customer and patient driven. Our certified quality management systems according to DIN EN ISO 9001:2015 and EN ISO 13485:2016 ensure that our healthcare products meet your requirements. The manufactured products are permanently subjected to different quality tests in all phases of production. Besides, we deliver you directly from our ISO Class 7 Clean Room.
The performance and service life of materials used for medical technology and orthopaedics are influenced by a variety of factors. These factors must be taken into account in order to select the right materials. Examples:
Contact with detergents and disinfectants
Requirements on surface quality
Dimensions and tolerances
We are happy to advise you on the selection of suitable materials for your particular application. Just use our contact form at the bottom of the page and write to us.