From the Field
One of the fastest growing materials in the medical implant market is polyetheretherketone (PEEK), an organic polymer thermoplastic. This material is highly resistant to thermal degradation and attacks by both organic and aqueous environments, making it ideal for orthopedic implants. However, many manufacturers are reluctant to mold PEEK parts due to the difficulties associated with the material during the molding process. This is what puts Plastic Design Corporation (PDC) ahead of the competition.