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.

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Watch our webinar to gain an understanding of the versatility and benefits of TPUs, learn how device functionality drives material selection, and review the methodology on selecting polyurethane chemistry grades.

 

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
Barium Sulfate
Tungsten
Barium Sulfate
Tungsten
Barium Sulfate Barium Sulfate
Tungsten
Barium Sulfate
Custom Colors
(available with)
Yes Yes Limited Yes Yes 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.