What is considered medical grade foam?

November 8, 2013 | UFPT

Searching the Internet for a foam deemed “medical grade” can be an intimidating and discouraging mission. The term “medical grade” foam means many things to many different people. UFP Technologies follows a simple set of guidelines and definitions which allow us to determine the most functional and economical foam to use in our customers’ medical applications.

Medical Packaging: Thermoformed Rigid Plastics (PETG, PETE, ABS, HIPS)

November 7, 2013 | UFPT

UFP Technologies has a long established history of using and designing rigid plastics as a solution to package a wide range of medical devices. This includes trays, blisters and other configurations that contain many different characteristics and properties that can meet a lot of different needs within the market place.

Reticulated Polyurethane Foam: Quenching vs. Zapping

October 22, 2013 | UFPT

Reticulated polyurethane foam is created by removing cell membranes through one of two methods in the polyurethane manufacturing process. The first method is chemical etching or “quenching.” The second method is called thermal reticulation or “zapping.”

Medical Packaging: Cross-Linked Polyethylene Foam (XLPE)

October 17, 2013 | UFPT

Cross-linked Polyethylene Foams (XLPE) are unique, closed-cell materials used extensivley to create medical packaging solutions. Certain grades of XLPE foams are expanded in a natural process, using nitrogen verses chemical expansion. The XLPE foam is non-toxic, hypoallergenic and latex-free and can come in direct contact with skin and be used in operating rooms. UFP Technologies is able to do select foam laundering, die-cutting and fabrication of this unique XLPE foam within our clean room facilities across the United States.

Class 100,000 Clean Room: Foam Fabrication

October 11, 2013 | UFPT

UFP Technologies El Paso, Texas facility provides clean room foam fabrication, packaging and manufacturing solutions for many leading medical, electronic and optical device manufacturers. Various medical grade foams for clean room and critical application use.