Medical Polymers

Putnam has 30+ years experience in engineering and processing nearly every medically suitable material for tubing devices

We provide an extensive knowledge base and excel at providing solutions to our customers’ needs. Putnam offers a range of medical plastic development services including but not limited to material research, design and specification recommendations. 
 
Our engineer teams will bring many decades of experience to collaborate on your specific project(s). From high performance materials such as thermoplastics and fluoropolymers, melt processible PEEK, the unmatched characteristics of polyimide to biroresorbable materials, Putnam has the expertise to guide you in the optimal choice for your custom medical device. 

Factors that Putnam engineers consider, so you get the best medical tubing

Selecting the appropriate polymer for an optimum catheter design requires an understanding of the biological, physical and chemical characteristics as well as a thorough knowledge of the polymers that are commercially available. With decades of combined experience, our highly skilled engineers have that deep knowledge and understanding to bring the most advantageous properties to your device. 
 
In addition to providing the necessary physical properties required for medical device polymers, polymers must be biocompatible, low thrombogenic (non-clotting), non-leaching, non-irritating and non-carcinogenic to ensure patient safety.  Beyond clinical use, polymers selected must be easy to fabricate, stable during storage and able to withstand sterilization processes. 

Why choose Putnam Plastics for high-performance tubing materials?

Putnam Plastics offers three decades of experience processing polymers for minimally invasive medical devices, during which time we have worked with virtually every available material suitable for commercial use.
 
We provide customer-specified mechanical testing of our tube extrusions, such as burst testing, tensile and elongation trials, and torque testing. 
 
When partnering with Putnam, you get high-quality custom devices, comprehensive engineering support, and the ability to increase production quickly with our large, modern manufacturing facility. 

 

Why Choose Putnam?

  • 30 years experience across 36 countries
  • Innovative design and research expertise
  • In-house ISO certified production facilities
  • Single source integrated solution