Medical Products Comparison Chart

Lubrizol is a leader in functional polymers for the medical industry. Lubrizol’s products feature biocompatability and biostability, high tensile strength and elongation, excellent processing attributes, and customization for a variety of applications.

Carbothane™  TPU Tecoflex™  TPU Tecophilic™  TPU Isoplast® ETPU Pellethane® TPU Tecoplast™  TPU Tecothane™  TPU Tecobax™  TPU
Aromatic or Aliphatic Aliphatic
Aromatic
Aliphatic Aliphatic Aromatic Aromatic Aromatic Aromatic Aliphatic
Base Polycarbonate-based Polyether-based Polyether-based Transparent, Impact-Modified or Glass-Reinforced Polyether & Polyester-based Polyether-based Polyether & Polyester-based Polyether
Durometer Range 70A - 71D 72A - 83D 70A - 60D 85D - 125R 81A - 76D 82D - 84D 62A - 84D 25D - 45D
Radiopacifiers
(available with)
Barium Sulfate
Tungsten
Barium Sulfate
Bismuth Salt
Tungsten
Barium Sulfate
Bismuth Salt
Tungsten
N/A N/A Barium Sulfate Barium Sulfate
Tungsten
Barium Sulfate
Custom Colors
(available with)
Yes Yes Limited Limited No Yes Yes Yes
Solution Grades No* Yes Yes No* No No* No* No
Hydrogel Grade No No Yes No No No No No
Extrusion and/or Molding Grades Both Both Both Primarily Injection Molding Both Primarily Injection Molding Both Both
Biostability
(< 30 days)
Good Good Good Good Good Good Good 40D, 45 - Good 25D - Application Dependent
Biostability
(≥ 30 days)
Best Shore D - Good
Shore A - Application Dependent
Not Determined Good Shore D - Good
Shore A - Application Dependent
Good Shore D - Good
Shore A - Application Dependent
Not Determined
Strength Good Good Dry - Good
Wet - Fair
Good Best Good Best Good
Flexibility Good Best Good Poor Good Poor Good Good
Solvent Resistance Good Good Good Best Best Good Best Good

* Extrusion and injection molding grade can be dissolved in specific organic solvents.