Looking for a high-permittivity material?
The dielectric constant of the human body is high. Therefore, the imaging devices need to be adaptive in high dielectric constant as well and manufacturers tend to select suitable ceramic materials. Ceramics are not the only material choice, though. Premix's PREPERM® material is a perfect match for many application areas within the Health Technology industry.
Did you know that ceramics can be replaced with certain plastic compounds to gain other benefits, such as uniformity, homogeneity and easy manufacturing? The isotropic and ultra-low loss PREPERM® is an excellent choice for the Health Technology industry. With PREPERM®, you can easily produce complex and large high-precision parts and have tight tolerances in material characteristics. We offer a wide variety of stock shapes in different shapes and sizes, from small batch sizes to mass production.
Where can you use PREPERM® in Health Technology?
PREPERM® application areas:
- Body monitoring
- Vital signs monitoring
- Cancer and tumor imaging
- Tumor treatment
- Low dielectric losses enable accurate imaging
- Good temperature resistance and minimal water absorption
- Non-brittle material and chipping resistance
- Cost reduction compared to using ceramics
- Allows large size and complex designs
- Size reduction of components, thanks to high dielectric constant
Fast and accurate body monitoring
In the area of body monitoring, we have been involved in enabling accurate and safe imaging system together with our customer Microsystems.
Premix’s material innovation enables faster and more accurate security scanning technology in Microsystems’ three-dimensional SIMImage™ -human scanners. PREPERM® material was chosen for Microsystems' revolutionary security scanner due to its superior qualities. Thanks to PREPERM®, the SIMImage™ image quality is close to X-ray, but without any harmful effects for the human body.
PREPERM® PEEK - the heavy hitter of plastics
One part of our PREPERM® product family is PREPERM® PEEK. The high ɛr combined with very low dissipation factor and outstanding thermal stability makes PREPERM® PEEK an excellent material for high frequency applications when the products are used in harsh conditions. PEEK’s heat resistance makes it an excellent material for example for sterilizing medical equipment in high temperatures. In addition, it has other properties, that make it an attractive alternative for the medical sector: it is biocompatible, durable and strong as well as resistant to high energy radiation. Even a new skull can be made of PEEK. You can read more about this in our blog post.
Check out the PREPERM® PEEK screws!
PREPERM® PEEK screws combine excellent RF properties, very good mechanical performance and outstanding thermal stability.
Premix’s PRE-ELEC® compounds set the standard for the whole industry
Our excellence in the dielectric materials is a combination of RF and plastics know-how. And in plastics, this know-how goes a way back.
Premix was one of the first companies entering the market of electrically conductive plastics. Today, we are the world’s leading specialist in that area. Our electrically conductive plastics are key materials for example in in vitro diagnostics ensuring precise measurement. PRE-ELEC®compounds meet the tightest production tolerances of high precision pipette tip moldings and fulfil the requirements set by IVD technology.
Read more about PRE-ELEC®compounds and in vitro diagnostics on our Premix Group website!