PVC has been used to manufacture medical equipment for more than 50 years, which attests its capability to comply with the stringent requirements of medical industry. Low cost and unique properties of this polymer allowed starting production of single-use medical items. At the beginning of the sixties of XX century this possibility made a revolution in the health protection sphere.
PVC goods increased medical safety due to the lower risk of contamination by dangerous infections that could have been provoked by multiple use of traditional equipment. PVC is a material of choice for medical goods and packages.
The polymer is safe, chemically stable, inert and versatile. Medical items made of PVC can be used inside of a human body and are characterized by a high biological compatibility. The most known medical goods produced from PVC are blisters, dialysis and solutions pouches, blood and its components pouches, oxygen masks, catheters, surgical gloves.