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Carbon Launches its First White Medical-grade Biocompatible Polymer: MPU 100

Published on 2018-09-11. Author : SpecialChem

TAGS:  Medical    

MPU Medical Parts
MPU Medical Parts
Carbon, a Silicon Valley-based digital Manufacturing company, has recently announced the launch of its first medical-grade material: Medical Polyurethane 100 (MPU 100). This white polymer resin provides an unparalleled combination of mechanical strength, biocompatibility and sterilizability, making it optimally designed for components of medical systems, skin-contact devices, drug-contact devices, and single-use medical device applications.

MPU 100 – Advanced Solution for End-use Complex Parts


  • With the growing need for medical tools that are easy to produce, versatile, and also strong and durable enough to withstand demanding medical environments, MPU 100 offers an advanced solution for producing end-use parts such as complex adaptors for diagnostic analysis systems, textured instrument handles, single use instruments, and bioprocessing components. 
  • Each of these applications brings distinct manufacturing opportunities, such as targeting better user experiences with complex geometries and textured surfaces, consolidating multi-part assemblies into one printed part, and pursuing a more customized portfolio with low-volume, high-mix part production. 
  • By combining the high performance of MPU 100 with Carbon’s Digital Light Synthesis™ technology, medical device manufacturers and life sciences companies can accelerate product development pathways for critical devices and components.

Jason Rolland, Vice President of Materials at Carbon, said:
“With MPU 100, Carbon is enabling new capabilities for medical device manufacturers by providing the mechanical properties, biocompatibility, sterilization compatibility, and chemical resistance to produce safe and reliable end-use products for patient. The life sciences and medical device industries show enormous promise for using 3D printing for production at scale, and we will continue to prioritize the development of next-generation materials in this segment.”

MPU 100 - Key Features


  • Engineering-grade material with excellent abrasion resistance
  • Tested to USP VI and ISO 10993-5 and -10 biocompatibility
  • Compatible with ethylene oxide, e-beam, and gamma sterilization methods
  • Maintains its biocompatibility post-sterilization
  • Compatible with common disinfectants
  • Certificate of Analysis available
  • Master file available with FDA


Source: Carbon
European Forum for Industrial Biotechnology and the Bioeconomy 2018
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