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Radiopaque materials

These consist of a range of thermoplastic compounds for injection-moulding whose opacity to X-rays is more than sufficient to guarantee shielding comparable to that of metals; it is possible to optimize the shielding efficiency and contrast by selecting the type of charge and opportunely dosing the concentration.

The property of blocking X-rays generally proves to be more effective the higher the density of the apparatus they pass through. For this reason, lead is used extensively in the realization of all shielding apparatus both in medicine and in the industrial sector.
In addition, metals and special ceramics are used to produce features that must be detected using X-ray analysis techniques. The problems connected to the materials in question, are however considerable:
from the disposal due to the toxicity inherent to heavy metals, to the high cost of products visibile to X-rays, often realized in limited series through dedicated machining.
With LATIGRAY products considerable efficiency can be attained regarding thickness similar to those of equivalent metal features, without overdimensioning or modifications to the design of the products.
Radiopaque compounds can be coloured and optimized in order to offer mechanical and thermal features of great interest.

LATIGRAY - Radio-Opaque Thermoplastics

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