White Paper

Plastic components in medical devices may require additional scrutiny beyond the ability of a material’s performance characteristics to meet an application’s requirements.

For the healthcare market issues such as biologic compatibility, drug interaction, and brand identification are routinely considered as part of a material’s selection criteria. This white paper reviews all the additional requirements that need to be considered when colored plastics are used in medical devices.

Topics discussed include:

  • Establishing criteria for specifying color
  • Regulations applicable to plastics and color
  • Selection and testing of materials and colorants for compliance
  • Color control and change management issues