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Ensinger Uses Solvay’s PPSU to Produce Regulatory-compliant Sensor Bodies

Published on 2021-08-05. Edited By : SpecialChem

TAGS:  Medical    Metal Replacement     High Heat Materials   

solvay-ensinger-sensor-component-ppsu Ensinger has chosen Solvay's Radel® PPSU as the high-performance polymer for the production of sensor bodies due to its high mechanical, chemical and thermal stability. It can absorb massive impact without cracking or breaking, even after prolonged and repeated exposure to high temperatures, chemical disinfectants, hot water and steam. Radel® PPSU resins are also compatible with all commercial sterilization methods.

Urgent Need for Sensor Components

More than 180 million people have become infected with Covid-19, which has already mutated multiple times. Effective vaccines have been developed in record time, but billions of vaccine doses are needed to defeat the pandemic. In order to expand production, sensor components are urgently required. Sensor bodies – like those produced for optek by Ensinger – enable quality control in the biopharmaceutical process.

Producing the sensor bodies from medical-grade plastic, glass and metal requires highly precise manufacturing technology. We have all of this expertise and all of these resources in-house”, says Dr. Roland Reber, managing director at Ensinger. “But we are dependent on good suppliers like Solvay. We have been fully supported with detailed technical expertise and provided with specific solutions regarding regulatory compliance throughout the whole process”.

Ideal Material for Demanding Healthcare Needs

Our value-added services enhance our high-performance polymers and support biopharma processing trends. Radel® PPSU demonstrates how critically important material technologies are to this fast-changing and demanding sector. We take a highly proactive approach to material testing to support regulatory compliance needs” said Jesal Chopra vice president - healthcare, environment, consumer, & construction, materials segment at Solvay.

The component with the measuring interfaces to the medium is complex and difficult to clean. Instead of flow-through assemblies of stainless steel, increased use is therefore being made of what are known as Single Use Cells (S.U.C.), which are disposed of after use. They minimize contamination risks, downtimes and costs associated with chemical cleaning, sterilization and validation of the plants” explains Jürgen Danulat, managing director of optek.

Source: Solvay


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