PMMA Polymethylmethacrylate: This Polymer better known as acrylic, is being increasingly used in medical situations, and its suitability for body jewellery is widely acknowledged. Anecdotal and empirical evidence indicates that the human body tolerates acrylics exceptionally well.
PMMA was one of the first plastics to be developed in the second and third decades of the twentieth century. It was successfully employed as a substitute for glass in windscreens for motor vehicles and aeroplanes. PMMA became subsequently the material of choice for contact lenses, cosmetic surgery and spinal fixation devices. Considered biologically inert, PMMA is better known under its verious brand names. Lucite, Plexiglass, Perspex.
WILDCAT FLUORO JEWELLERY: is manufactured from PMMA. Acrylics and acrylic resins are common names for polymers or derivatives of acrylic acid and methacrylic acid. No Wildcat Fluoro reactive pieces will strip away from threaded metal posts like many proudcts of similar lines. PMMA pieces are threaded in the PMMA itself providing a more solid product.
PTFE: Polytetrafluoroethylene is an astonishing implantable thermoplastic polymer with amazing inertness and excellent biocompatibility characteristics. Due to the tendancy of PTFE molecules to repel other molecules, the material exhibits phenomenal "non stick" properties. the coefficient of friction of PTFE is less than that of ice. It is unaffected by most chemical environments and it is very difficult for any material to bond to it.
PTFE is often used for small volume implants in facial reconstruction, middle ear surgery and large diameter blood vessel replacements. A new surgical dimension has been a liquidised version of PTFE being used as a blood substitute, due to its super light weight. PTFE body jewellery is being strongly favoured by piercers because of dramatically fast healing times and by piercing fans who experience reaction to certain metals or alloys. PTFE is also flexible.