Medimax – Bovine and Animal Tissue Free Compounds for metal
Medimax – Bovine and Animal Tissue Free Compound range has been available and tried and tested for over a decade now.
Their use is now widespread in the Orthopedic implant, surgical tool and pharmaceutical fabrication industries and now increasingly in demand for food processing, dairy, brewing and veterinary products applications.
Developed by Lea Manufacturing, the bovine- free polishing compound was created to be used for the manual polishing of knee joints. Working closely with the manufacturer, their laboratory developed a two-stage manual polishing process for fine finishing of knee joints.
Having identified novel raw materials that contained no animal tissue, they adapted product formulas to incorporate those materials. They also researched the relevant legislation and advised the customer at all stages of the development process, helping them to eliminate the requirement for complex risk assessments to comply with European Directives.
Further work in their laboratory produced bar and liquid compounds for all stages of the customers finishing processes.
Subsequently these compounds have been adopted as almost ‘industry standard’ in the finishing of medical, Orthopedic and dental devices throughout Britain and Ireland and now form the basis of the Medimax range of animal tissue-free compounds, in both bar and liquid form.
What should metal finishing compounds be used with?
Metal finishing compounds need to be used with a mop, felt etc. A loosefold mop is a popular choice for this final finishing process. The softest mops is a Reflex mop which is used in the jewellery industry for precious metals – sometimes this soft mop is not necessary on harder metals. But it’s down to the polishers preference. Yellow Bronco mops are becoming more popular but for most metals, you can’t go wrong with a general loosefold mop WDR which is a soft calico or a felt.