Top Considerations When Sourcing Plastic Injection Molding For Medical Products

Medical Injection Molded Products

Plastic injection molding for medical products has proven to be a cost-effective and reliable process that medical manufacturers of all kinds have embraced. Although the process seems simple on the surface, dig underneath a bit and you’ll soon find that manufacturing plastic medical products, parts, and components is full of opportunity for error – and in the medical field, errors can literally be deadly.

To minimize the risk of error or product failure, the factors listed below must be considered when selecting your plastics manufacturing partner.

Government regulations.

Both the U.S. and Canada have strict regulations regarding cleanliness and sterility for medical devices. These requirements apply to the products and their component materials as well as the manufacturing process itself. Any manufacturing facility should, at a minimum, meet those standards and undergo regular audits and inspections to receive medical-grade approvals to ensure continued compliance. Baytech Plastics is proud to be NSF Certified and in full compliance with all applicable U.S. and Canadian regulatory requirements related to plastic injection molding for medical products.

ISO certification and compliance.

Another regulatory certifying body is the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). ISO is an independent, non-governmental organization that shares expert knowledge across industries and around the world to create “world-class specifications for products, services and systems, to ensure quality, safety and efficiency”. ISO registered facilities, like Baytech Plastics’ two plastics manufacturing facilities, ensure that “products and services are safe, reliable and of good quality.”

Material properties.

Products are only as good as the materials used to make them. The raw materials used in the production of medical devices must meet specific criteria and exhibit certain properties in order to be used in medical device manufacturing. They should:

  • Have the ability to be sterilized. Both the materials used in the actual device and the equipment housing must be able to resist contaminants and be sterilized for safety.
  • Be suitable for the intended environment. Medical devices must be able to handle interaction with the human body and bodily fluids and tissues without breaking down or failing. The materials used must be able to operate as intended even when exposed to heat, liquid, corrosive agents, vibration, movement, etc.
  • Be durable. Medical devices should be strong enough to resist breakage and durable enough to last a long time without replacement.

One reason for the ever-increasing demand for plastic injection molding for medical products is because many plastics and plastic polymers meet these requirements with ease.

Learn More About Plastic Injection Molding For Medical Products At Baytech Plastics

When the stakes of failure are this high, it’s imperative that medical device companies find a plastics manufacturing partner they can rely on to deliver top-quality parts every time. Baytech Plastics has been a leading manufacturer of plastic medical components for over 70 years. Our rigorous quality controls and closed-loop medical device manufacturing system is designed to produce quality plastic parts and components that can be relied on for even the most sensitive of medical devices.

Learn more about our medical device manufacturing capabilities by contacting Baytech Plastics at (705) 526-7801 or online.