Clinical laboratories directly impact patient care, with test results being a key driver of medical decisions. Americhem’s material solutions represent decades of experience researching and creating biomedical compounds for the healthcare industry. We have a unique understanding of the precise properties and biocompatible resin technologies required to achieve exact processing requirements, ensuring that your labware and diagnostic products meet the rigors of today’s fast-paced laboratories. Following good manufacturing practice (GMP) and utilizing FDA-approved ingredients, Americhem offers the most extensive line of customized thermoplastic compounds formulated to meet sophisticated applications and specialized objectives.
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Americhem knows that highly specialized laboratory services are essential in today’s complex and ever-changing healthcare arena. With a full range of ISO 10993-5 compliant biocompatible resins and pigments, we can meet the specific needs of advanced products related to hematology, histology, pathology, cytology, microbiology, blood bank,and other diagnostic services. A dedicated team of experts supports our healthcare customers through the entire development process to ensure their success.
Consistency and standardization of color in medical labware and diagnostics products requires a polymer matrix formulated with correct pigment loading and dispersion. Americhem’s ColorRx® pre-colored medical compounds provide the biocompatibility-tested color solutions you need to reach your color differentiation and color-coding goals. Working with our world-class commercial color team, you’ll receive personalized service that includes knowledge about FDA approvals and clearances of medical products by type, helping you speed time to market. From vibrant blues to natural hues, Americhem is your prescription for safe, proven and stable color.
Because clinical laboratories must produce accurate, precise, reliable data that are applied to the medical care of patients, Americhem tailors its engineered compounds to meet critical standards that support the highest levels of quality. Our medical-grade resins and pigments can be combined to meet chemical resistance, temperature resilience, durability, color stability, electrical stability, weight, tensile strength, flexibility/rigidity, impact/fatigue/cracking/stress, transparency and other stringent requirements. When lubricant additives are necessary for smooth articulation, our InLube™ brand of internally lubricated compounds can reduce friction and improve wear. Similarly, we can impart antistatic properties into thermoplastics used for medical applications. Specific additives and stabilizers are highly dependent on each application, and Americhem’s material experts can recommend the correct medical-grade plastic for a device or part based on its end use and environmental exposure.
Americhem realizes the custom compounds we develop for our clients result from significant collaboration, expertise, research, testing and investment. Our material engineers carefully select base resins, additives and pigments that have successfully passed biocompatibility tests, allowing you to obtain ISO and FDA approvals more easily. To maintain quality control of your approved custom formulations and preserve the integrity of repetitive manufacturing, Americhem has established a locked medical formulation policy. In the event you need to change your custom formulation, a multi-step notification of change material procedure must occur. This safeguard provides an extra layer of protection, ensuring your materials always meet exact standards without any changes or substitutions. Consider letting Americhem become your medical material partner of choice for all your labware and diagnostics supply needs.