Europlex® PPSU

Opaque and transparent sheets with an excellent fire performance, highly impact-resistant, wide range of available colors, including transparent.​

Virtually high-performance material for instrument technology

THE PREFERRED ALTERNATIVE FOR INSTRUMENT CONTAINERS
In medicine, EUROPLEX® PPSU sheets are primarily used as storage systems for surgical instruments. The material is ideally suited for this purpose:

  • Highly durable and impact resistant, even in cold temperatures
  • Able to withstand more than 1,000 cycles of steam sterilization, including in conjunction with morpholine
  • Excellent resistance to hydrolysis and chemicals
  • Non-flammable, UL94 V0 from thicknesses of 0.8 mm
  • Meets FDA and ISO 10993 requirements for use in the food industry and in medicine

CLEAR ORGANIZATION PREVENTS OP ERRORS
Containers made of PPSU sheets can be manufactured in small series for instrument sets or implants. They are thus organizers, allow an overview, and provide peace of mind in everyday operating room conditions. Thanks to the transparent lids, contents can be easily identified, and the clearly arranged instruments help prevent errors. The material is also available in different colors for unmistakable container assignment.

COST-EFFECTIVE PROCESSING
PPSU sheets are made into containers in thermal processes. This manufacturing method has significant advantages over injection molding and metal containers used in the past:

  • Quicker, more flexible and cost-effective mold making
  • Conventional tools can be used for processing
  • Production of small series is much cheaper than injection molding

Protective gear

HEAT-RESISTANT – STABLE – FLAMEPROOF

Transparent EUROPLEX® PPSU sheets are an excellent material for the visors of firefighter helmets and other protective helmet.

Helmet visors made of PPSU sheets are transparent, virtually indestructible by mechanical impact, highly heat-resistant, resistant to chemicals and have excellent fire performance profiles.

The thin sheets can either be cold-bent for this application or shaped in warm conditions for a more precise helmet fit.

Sheets for aircraft applications

Thanks to their outstanding fire performance, EUROPLEX® PPSU sheets are used in the interior of airplanes. The sheets are available in opaque and transparent flameproof versions. In addition to FST (Flame/Smoke/Tox) requirement according to FAR 25.853 and ABD 0031, they also meet the specifications of the so-called OSU Heat Release Test (FAR 25.853 (d)).

As a result, EUROPLEX® PPSU is a preferred material for large-scale components in aircraft cabins. Its high stability and resistance to chemicals are additional pluses for this area of application. The opaque sheets feature a matte surface structure (hair cell) and are available in a variety of colors. The transparent sheets have a smooth surface on both sides and also come in different colors.

As an additional option, sheets may be ordered with functional surface coatings, for example with scratchproof coatings. The sheets can be processed with customary plastic processing equipment. The opaque material is typically used in paneling for walls, doors, and ceilings, while transparent sheets are used in the window elements of the cabin.

Further characteristics

  • suitable for permanent service up to 190°C due to high heat deflection temperature
  • excellent mechanical properties over a wide temperature range (also at low temperatures).
  • outstanding chemical resistance compared to other amorphous materials

Handling & logistics

EUROPLEX® sheets are shipped everywhere in the world to meet your needs. Our global distribution network is able to handle even the most complex logistical challenges.

PRODUCT LABELING
Upon request, we provide a material testing certificate for our products with information about the material properties that are relevant for you. Our materials have unique labels to allow for 100% traceability back to the resource materials. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you need specially labeled products for medical or aeronautical applications.

PACKAGING
Our high-quality materials always leave our plants with adequate protective packaging. If your processing standards call for it, we can also provide our sheets with laminations on one or both sides.

Technical support

As the partner of our customers, we are not just a manufacturer of high-quality extruded semifinished materials, but want to assist you with the development technically advanced system solutions.
We develop many innovations jointly with our partners, advise them on tool design, provide intensive technical support, and assist with product approval. As a matter of course, this includes flexible adaptation to current market requirements.

OPTIMAL SUPPORT BASED ON LONG-TERM EXPERTISE
You need flameproof PPSU sheets in high quality? You can rely on our extensive expertise.

MATERIALS APPROVAL AND SUITABILITY TESTING
Our services range from materials testing in accordance with current DIN and ASTM standards to fire safety testing in our in-house fire testing laboratory.

CONTACT
Please feel free to contact our experts with any questions you may have.

Downloads

  • EUROPLEX® Thermoforming and Fabrication Guide
    pdf (668 KiB), Ref.no. 3111-1
    Document type
    Guidelines
  • EUROPLEX® color range medical
    pdf (92 KiB), Ref.no. 1112-2
    Document type
    Technical Information
    EUROPLEX® F and PPSU color range
    pdf (94 KiB), Ref.no. 1112-1
    Document type
    Technical Information
    EUROPLEX® PPSU dark grey 99496 H
    pdf (89 KiB), Ref.no. 2111-6
    Document type
    Technical Information
    EUROPLEX® PPSU face shields
    pdf (629 KiB), Ref.no. 2111-1
    Document type
    Technical Information
    EUROPLEX® PPSU for aircraft
    pdf (167 KiB), Ref.no. 2111-12
    Document type
    Technical Information
    EUROPLEX® PPSU grey 99490 H
    pdf (89 KiB), Ref.no. 2111-4
    Document type
    Technical Information
    EUROPLEX® PPSU grey 99492 H
    pdf (89 KiB), Ref.no. 2111-5
    Document type
    Technical Information
    EUROPLEX® PPSU grey 99498 H
    pdf (580 KiB), Ref.no. 2111-14
    Document type
    Technical Information
    EUROPLEX® PPSU Medical
    pdf (622 KiB), Ref.no. 2111-3
    Document type
    Technical Information
    EUROPLEX® PPSU rail interior
    pdf (381 KiB), Ref.no. 2111-13
    Document type
    Technical Information

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