Manufacturing products for healthcare applications can be difficult due to the exacting standards demanded. As human lives are at risk, medical devices must be safe, durable, and resilient. To accomplish this critical task, healthcare equipment must be constructed with the highest-quality metals. At Continental Steel, we supply a variety of different types of metals to the medical and healthcare industry for a number of applications.
Without a doubt, the most popular metal in healthcare applications is stainless steel. It offers high levels of corrosion resistance, rust resistance, and hygiene benefits. You will find stainless steel in hospitals, emergency rooms, clinics, and doctors’ offices. Primary uses for stainless steel include
- Hospital beds
- IV stands
- Surgical equipment such as scalpels
Titanium is lightweight, strong, highly resistant to corrosion, and perfect for a number of medical applications. Its biocompatibility makes it ideal for use in:
- Surgical instruments
Though not used extensively in the medical field, copper does show promise due to its antimicrobial properties. It has been shown to destroy strains of dangerous pathogens like E. Coli, influenza, staph, and c-diff. Research is being undertaken for its use in meal trays, door handles and other metal items that are often pathways for infections.
All of these critical metals are available through Continental Steel in a wide range of metal forms including, sheet, coil, strip, plate, pipe, bars, wire, round bar, and tubing.