Solvay says that its medical-grade KetaSpire polyetheretherketone (PEEK) resins have been used to make single-use Coriolis flow meters, used in vaccine production.

According to the company, its resins have a very high Young’s modulus, which helps ensure sensor accuracy and plastic integrity under constant exposure to oscillation. The KetaSpire resin grades also meet USP Class VI requirements, withstand gamma sterilization and ensure low leachables and extractables for high cleanliness.

‘The transition from stainless-steel bioprocessing infrastructure to single-use components underscores the growing importance of high-performance thermoplastics to the healthcare industry,’ said Anna Maria Bertasa, healthcare global marketing manager at Solvay.

This story uses material from Solvay, with editorial changes made by Materials Today.