Pipes in medical instruments

Plastic is an often used material when it comes to modern plumbing. A few decades ago cooper was the only choice. But cooper can be difficult to work with and even if it is an inexpensive material it is not so often used anymore. Plastic is the material that dominates the industry today. It is a great flexible material with a lot of different attributes. But it is not only great for the pipes in the plumbing industry. It is also a great material for making medical instruments.

An example of the various designs and purposes that plastic can be used for in the medical industry is shown by the company Wing Plast AB. The company is from Småland, Sweden and they produce different types of plastic products for medical purpose. Some of the medical instruments they make is vaginal speculum, disposable bottles in different sizes for breast milk and milk substitute and a urine bottle for men that is manufactured in an environmentally friendly polypropylene plastic. All of these things are very different. One could see very little similarity to the business of plumbing. But even if the things are very different they actually have some things in common. All the things share the same ground shape. The shape of the pipe. Same kind of shape as in plumbing.

It is interesting how the same shape and material can come to use in so many different thing with so many different purposes and in so many different industries. The ideas that exist in the business of plumbing comes back in medical instruments. Ant the other way around of course. I think it is amazing how kreative and flexible people are when it comes to find different areas to use an idea on. Doctors and plumbers use the same kins of things. Sort of. But the doctor fix people. The plumber fix pipes!

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