Materials Expertise

We understand that material compatibilities and interactions are important considerations in the design and manufacturing of your medical device.

Optimizing Material Selection

We bring together deep knowledge of a wide range of materials with a broad understanding of clinical applications and manufacturing processes to help you select the materials with the characteristics you need for optimal performance.

From Thermoplastics to Elastomers

Our plastics expertise includes:

  • Implantable materials
    • UHMWPE (ultrahigh-molecular-weight polyethylene)
    • PEEK (polyether ether ketone)
    • Resorbables
  • Engineered materials
    • Implantables (including PEEK)
    • High-temperature filled materials
    • Highly engineered instrumentation materials
  • Silicones
    • Liquid (LSR)
    • Gum
    • High consistency
    • Dispersion coatings
    • Oils and gels
  • Elastomers
    • Synthetic and natural rubber
  • Thermoplastics
    • Polyurethanes
    • Nylons
    • Pebax®
    • Polypropylene/Polyethylene


Our metals expertise includes:

  • Instrument materials
    • Stainless steels (austenitic, martensitic, precipitation hardenable, & ferritic)
    • Aluminum
    • Titanium alloys
  • Implantable materials
    • Stainless steel
    • Cobalt alloys
    • Nickel-cobalt-chromium alloys
    • Titanium alloys
    • Nitinol
    • Platinum and palladium alloys
    • Tantalum
  • Other medical-grade alloys
  • Coatings
  • Non-medical
    • Nickel-based alloys
    • High-temperature alloys
    • Corrosion-resistant alloys


Orthoplastics, a Viant company, is the leading supplier of ultrahigh-molecular-weight polyethylene (UHMWPE), supplying many of the world’s orthopedic device manufacturers. Its premium-grade UHMWPE is expertly manufactured onsite in the UK and is the material of choice in a wide range of orthopedic implants and devices for applications in hips, knees, shoulders, elbows, ankles, and fingers.

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