Surprising to some people, perhaps more used to seeing rotomoulded products in rugged environments, the medical sector is an industry that has seen increased adoption of the rotomoulding process for the production of many devices and equipment.
Understandably any products used in the highly sensitive areas of patient care or the laboratory environment need to comply with stringent requirements to ensure any contamination risk is minimised.
Rotomoulding has the advantages of being a seamless manufacturing process therefore eliminating joints and seams thereby reducing the areas that dangerous germs and bacteria can form.
Rotomoulding also lends itself to the manufacture of smooth, rounded surface products and the polymer material itself is chemically resistant making it easy to keep clean.
In addition, advances in technical manufacturing techniques and developments in raw materials and the availability of various additives enable products to be made with a range of characteristics including antibacterial and antimicrobial.
Low cost of mould development also means prototypes that would normally be prohibitive to trial in this environment can easily be developed.
Typical benefits of rotomoulding in the Health and Medical Industry
All weather resistance
Child safe(non toxic)
Comfortable to handle(hot and cold)
Consistent wall thickness
Good load bearing properties
High impact resistance
One-part construction(no seams)
Potable water safe
There are many examples of rotomoulding in the Health and Medical sector. Uses are growing daily only limited by the imagination.
Rotational moulding provides for many businesses in their sector