Project Description

People are remaining active longer than ever and they don’t want to surrender the freedom that comes with being able to enjoy hobbies and exercise. That means more people will require artificial joints and more will be demanded of those devices. Celanese makes GUR UHMWE-PE, a polymer that cushions prosthetic parts and has become the standard for artificial knees, hips and other joints. It possesses all the strength and durability that make it ideal for this use, but its real value can be seen in what it allows people to do, such as play competitive basketball into their 80s.