Shepherd is a trusted partner to one of the world’s leading medical device manufacturers because of our superior particle size control, our high purity and the quality and consistency of our radiopaque additives. Our high-performing Bismuth Subcarbonate is used as an opacifier in catheter tubing, X-ray diagnostics and other medical-related applications. This high-grade compound strengthens the polymer, increases functionality, and makes medical devices visible (opaque) to surgeons when operating. It may also be used in ceramics, polymer additives, and enamel fluxes.
Demand for our product in this area has grown 150% since 2011. These additives significantly improve the polymer durability and consistency that is so critical in healthcare related innovation.
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