The tray comprises a thermoformed transparent lid and an opaque base tray made from Radel PPSU resin.
The tray comprises a thermoformed transparent lid and an opaque base tray made from Radel PPSU resin.

Solvay says that its Radel polyphenylsulfone (PPSU) resin has been used to manufacture a large-format sterilization tray for surgical instruments.

The tray, produced by sterile case maker Legacy Medical Solutions, measures 59.7 x 38.1 x 14.2 cm, and comprises a thermoformed transparent lid and an opaque base tray made from Radel PPSU resin. Solvay says that the base tray is up to 50% lighter than competitive models fashioned with anodized aluminum. The material is compatible with all commercial sterilization methods, including repeated autoclaving at 280°F (138°C) for sustained periods of time. 

‘Today’s sterilization trays need to withstand punishing autoclaving protocols with high pH cleaners through hundreds of sterilization cycles,’ said Joel S Hughes, president of Legacy Medical Solutions.  

This story uses material from Solvay, with editorial changes made by Materials Today. The views expressed in this article do not necessarily represent those of Elsevier.