Custom Materials for Medical Devices

Better Noise Absorption and Insulation for the Medical Industry

Medical respirator with medical grade insulation for noise reduction in a hospital setting

Since the inception of Polymer Technologies, we've been supplying foam solutions to leading medical manufacturers. Our custom materials often result in reduced cost, improved assembly time, and improved noise insulation. Our medical applications include but are not limited to:

  • Oxygen concentrators
  • Blood analysis equipment
  • Thrombosis control
  • Motorized hospital beds
  • CPAPs and BiPAPs for respiratory therapy and obstructive sleep apnea

Our team will work closely with you to help you explore a range of polymer materials to create innovative manufacturing solutions that result in superior medical device components. Learn more about the process of working with us to develop a 3D foam solution in this infographic.

Innovative Molded Foam Solutions

Medical equipment enclosure working quietly with insulated foam interior

Molded foam materials solve noise and vibration problems while reducing parts, assembly time, and the finished device's weight. Depending on your application, one type of foam material might meet your requirements better. For example, molded foam solutions can help eliminate the need for PSA, screws, and fasteners while creating airflow channels.

Acoustic Absorption for Equipment Enclosures

Medical equipment enclosure working quietly with insulated foam interior

Cleanliness, usability, and aesthetics all play an integral role in developing medical equipment enclosures. Covers protect the critical components of devices such as oxygen concentrators, blood analyzers, and MRIs, but shielding internal parts doesn’t always absorb the noise produced during operation.

Acoustic insulation reduces airborne sound, structural resonance, and increases the noise blocking potential of these enclosures, improving patient comfort and equipment operability. Both POLYDAMP® Acoustic Foams and POLYFORM® Molded Foam can increase acoustic absorption and improve the performance of equipment. Considering a molded foam solution at the inception of a product is the best way to ensure equipment efficiency and operability.

Custom Molded Foam Materials for Blowers, Motors, and Pump Housing

Molded foam solutions for medical motors, blowers, and pumps

Patient and operator comfort is crucial when creating medical equipment. The components in devices like oxygen concentrators and CPAP machines include blowers, compressors, and motors that produce uncomfortable noise levels and vibration that plastic and metal covers alone cannot prevent.
Polymer Technologies develops innovative energy management solutions for medical equipment with POLYFORM® Molded Foams. Using a molded foam solution enables medical manufacturers to think inside the box in new ways.

  • Eliminate the need for fasteners, screws, and parts
  • Prevent airborne noise and isolate vibration at the source.
  • Develop new pathways for wires, vents, and intake valves.

Our experts work with medical manufacturers to enable bold design possibilities to come to life.

Noise Insulation for Intake and Exhaust Plenums

Sound absorbing solutions for intake and exhaust plenums in medical equipment

Helping patients breathe easier often requires oxygen concentrators and respirators, but these devices can be loud and uncomfortable. Molded foam solutions enable medical manufacturers to improve airflow control for medical applications and cooling components.
POLYFORM® Molded Foams afford product designers the ability to create noise absorptive components from medical grade foam. Molded foam solutions can also be used to eliminate the line of sight inside devices while maintaining an absorptive air path for intake and exhaust plenums. Die-cut acoustic foam can be used for noise insulation as well, but the right decision depends on the needs of the manufacturer

To select the most effective noise-reducing solution for medical equipment, contact us.

Medical Device Case Studies

For more information on Polymer Technologies innovations and achievements for the medical equipment industry, please see our case studies.

Oxygen concentrate operating quietly with foam insulation

POLYFORM® Molded Foam Enhances Respiratory Device Performance

Assembly Time Reduced by Over 40% for Medical Device Manufacturer

Oxygen concentrate operating quietly with foam insulation

Molded Foam Reduces Noise Produced by Oxygen Concentrator

Solution for Medical Manufacturer Improves User Experience for Patients

Oxygen concentrate operating quietly with foam insulation

Overall Noise Reduced by 5 dBA for Hospital Bed Mattress Inflator

POLYFORM® Molded Foam Insert Developed for Medical Manufacturer


eGuide: Custom Materials for Medical Applications

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