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