Internal Medicine

Surgical & Medical Instruments

Choosing the Best Formulations for Needles, Syringes & More

Surgical instruments that come into direct contact with human bodies and their fluids—devices such as hypodermic needles, syringes and trocars—are highly prone to contamination and degradation. Make sure you design and manufacture them with material that is durable, antimicrobial against odor-causing bacteria, and dimensionally stable. Avient will assist you in choosing the formulations to help your customers achieve consistent outcomes.


  • Reusable and disposable materials
  • Chemical and impact resistant materials
  • Can withstand multiple sterilization cycles
  • Antimicrobial blends to fight odor-causing bacteria

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