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Application of steel products in pharmaceutical industry

Application of steel products in pharmaceutical industry

Key properties of stainless steel

Few materials meet the demands of medical procedures as perfectly as stainless steel. Its corrosion resistance ensures that it can be used safely in sensitive operations and processes, while also helping to create durable, long-lasting tools and equipment. The ability to withstand extreme temperatures also means stainless steel is easy to sterilize and can be used in a variety of environments. Finally, its smooth surface and ease of cleaning make it the perfect material for everything from plumbing and tools to storage and bed construction.

Common uses of stainless steel in the medical industry

The flexibility stainless steel offers mean you’ll find stainless steel in patient care facilities such as hospitals and health clinics, as well as in businesses that support healthcare professionals, such as pharmaceutical manufacturers and pharmaceutical laboratories. Stainless steel is even used in medical implants.
Here are some common places you’ll see stainless steel used:

  • Wheelchairs and walkers
  • IV stands
  • Surgical equipment such as scalpels, clamps, curettes, and spreaders
  • Orthopedic implants
  • Artificial heart valves
  • Bone fixation equipment, screws, and plates
  • Chemical containers and Hazardous waste containers
  • Prostheses
  • Specialty guide wires
  • Medical needles and syringes
  • Sinks, bowls, countertops, tool carts, trays
  • Medical beds
  • Sensor probes
  • Catheters
  • Precision tubing