CFRP has been established in medical technology for a long time. Its high stability and transparency for X-rays are significant advantages over other materials. For example, CFRP is already being used in numerous imaging procedures, where it reduces the radiation exposure of patients or enables operators in navigated surgery to work precisely with a clear view of the surgical field. The targeted selection of the optimum plastic matrix, suitable textile fibers and the specific fiber composite design of the component allows a wide range of properties to be set – depending on the requirements of the application or the customer. SGL Carbon covers all these stages of the value chain, from fiber through primary products to the finished SIGRACOMP® CFRP component.
Application examples of SIGRACOMP® CFRP components in medical technology are X-ray patient supports, sandwich panels, holders, accessories, fixing devices and transfer boards – or even high-tech prostheses.
In high-tech applications requiring high strength and stiffness combined with light weight, our carbon fiber-reinforced plastic (CFRP) components are indispensable. The properties of CFRP materials bring to bear precisely when other materials reach their limits. CFRP is considerably lighter than aluminum or steel, while being extremely durable.
Our carbon fibers as well as our textile, pre-impregnated and thermoplastic fiber composites are ideal for producing stiff, strong and ultra-lightweight components for demanding high-tech applications.