06/09/2012

Parcus Medical LLC

Implantable Products using PEEK CF

PEEK CF Strength Chart
Parcus Medical is the first to make implantable products using PEEK CF for the Sports Medicine industry. PEEK CF is made of PEEK-Optima™ (by Invibio™) combined with 30% carbon fiber fill. The compound is comprised of short carbon fibers that are dispersed within a PEEK-Optima™ polymer matrix. The polymer in PEEK CF encapsulates the carbon fibers.

The resulting material has enhanced physical strength - nearly twice as much as natural PEEK - and has mechanical characteristics much closer to cortical bone than natural PEEK, PLLA or Titanium. The added mechanical strength in PEEK CF plays a key role in addressing the challenges