x-ray detectable biocompatible PEEK, green coloured

TECAPEEK MT XRO green combines the excellent property profile of PEEK with a radio opacifier. The addition of this additive to the standard PEEK MT permits clear visibility of components under fluoroscopy and X-ray radiation. Plastic components made from this x-ray detectable material provide the surgeon with a precise picture of his or her instruments or of orthopaedic test implants during image-controlled procedures. According to our MT portfolio (medical grade materials), the XRO product line has been tested in line with the requirements of ISO 10993 for medical products directly in contact with bodily fluids, bone substance and dentin for up to 24 hours. In addition USP Class VI information is available. TECAPEEK MT XRO is available in multiple colours.



Chemical designation
PEEK (Polyetheretherketone)
Alternative colours available
1,38 g/cm3

Main Features

  • high creep resistance
  • x-ray opaque
  • good chemical resistance
  • good slide and wear properties
  • resistance against high energy radiation
  • very good stress cracking resistance
  • hydrolysis and superheated steam resistant
  • very good sterilisable

Target industries

Technical details

  • Mechanical properties
    Mechanical propertiesValueUnitParameterNorm
    Modulus of elasticity
    (tensile test)
    4400MPa1mm/minDIN EN ISO 527-2
    Tensile strength117MPa50mm/minDIN EN ISO 527-2
    Elongation at break (tensile test)11%50mm/minDIN EN ISO 527-2
    Impact strength (Charpy)n.b.kJ/m2max. 7,5JDIN EN ISO 179-1eU
    Notched impact strength (Charpy)5.6kJ/m2max. 7,5JDIN EN ISO 179-1eA
  • Thermal properties
    Thermal propertiesValueUnitParameterNorm
    Melting temperature343CDIN 53765
    Service temperature300Cshort term-
    Service temperature260Clong term-
  • Other properties
    Other propertiesValueUnitParameterNorm
    HZ Medical technologyyes--
    HZ Technical guidelinesyeslbs/in^2-

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