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Plastics & Elastomers

Polymer Neutral Portfolio of Compounds

July 30, 2014 4:35 pm | by MDT Staff | Teknor Apex Company | Product Releases | Comments

In an innovative approach to the Asian market for medical compounds, Teknor Apex has restructured its extensive product portfolio with the goal of offering device designers and manufacturers a multiplicity...

LISTED UNDER: Materials | Polymers
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Durable, Colorable, Elastomers Are Proven Safe for Skin Contact in Wearable Electronics

July 29, 2014 11:43 am | Dow Corning Corp. | Product Releases | Comments

Dow Corning announced that its TPSiV 4000 and TPSiV 4200 Thermoplastic Elastomers (TPEs) have been shown to be safe for skin contact applications in two independent medical test protocols. The results offer strong independent validation that these industry-leading materials are an excellent option for skin-safe wearable electronics applications, such as wrist bands for smart watches and fitness trackers, as well as for device accessories such as ear buds.

LISTED UNDER: Plastics & Elastomers | Thermoplastic Elastomers

Injection Moldable Thermoplastic Composites

July 23, 2014 10:58 pm | by MDT Staff | Piper Plastics Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

The new Kyron MAX series from Piper Plastics bridges the performance gap between components produced via standard injection molding compounds and pre-preg lay-up composite materials...

LISTED UNDER: Polymers

Versatile Grade TPU for Injection Molding

July 14, 2014 9:05 pm | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

APS Elastomers has developed a versatile thermoplastic polyurethane specifically formulated for injection molding applications. The polyester-based TPU exhibits excellent abrasion resistance and toughness and has good hydrolytic stability, oil, fuel and solvent resistance...

LISTED UNDER: Elastomers | Polyurethanes | Thermoplastic Elastomers

Medical Color Concentrate Line

June 30, 2014 5:22 pm | by MDT Staff | Compounding Solutions | Product Releases | Comments

Compounding Solutions has announced the launch of a new line of medical grade color concentrates to better serve their current and future medical customers. These color concentrates are the first of several new product lines that the company is...

LISTED UNDER: Molding | PEBA Copolymers

TPU Improves Post-Processing Operations

June 26, 2014 11:52 pm | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

APS Elastomers’ latest thermoplastic polyurethanes provides good aesthetics, low tackiness and process efficiency for use in film, sheet, and extrusion coating and cured-in-place pipe applications...

LISTED UNDER: Polyurethanes | Thermoplastic Elastomers

High-Performance Polyamides for Mobile Healthcare

June 25, 2014 11:44 pm | by MDT Staff | Solvay Specialty Polymers | Product Releases | Comments

Solvay Specialty Polymers has introduced a new family of Kalix high-performance polyamides (HPPAs) for structural components used in mobile healthcare (mHealth) electronic devices..

LISTED UNDER: Polymers

Medical-Grade Thermoplastic Polyurethanes

June 24, 2014 12:18 am | by MDT Staff | PolyOne Corp. | Product Releases | Comments

PolyOne announced that Biomerics has chosen PolyOne Distribution as the exclusive distributor for its Quadrathane, Quadraflex, and Quadraplast medical-grade thermoplastic polyurethanes in North America.

LISTED UNDER: Polyurethanes

Carbon Fiber and Nanotube-Reinforced High Performance Materials

June 18, 2014 7:10 pm | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Arevo Labs has announced the availability of technology and materials to create Ultra Strong High Performance Polymer parts using a 3D printing process...

LISTED UNDER: Polymers

Universal Carrier Fluid for Silicone Deposition

June 9, 2014 12:16 am | by MDT Staff | Microcare Medical | Product Releases | Comments

MicroCare Medical has announced the launch of its MicroCare Universal Carrier Fluid, a custom-formulated, carrier fluid optimized to dilute and apply medical grade polydimethylsiloxane liquids to medical devices...

LISTED UNDER: Surface Modification Coatings | Silicone

Easy Handling Thermal Compound

June 4, 2014 6:08 pm | by MDT Staff | Fujipoly America Corp. | Product Releases | Comments

SARCON SPG-30A from Fujipoly is an ideal thermal interface option for circuit boards with a large surface area, many components and delicate solder points...

LISTED UNDER: Heat Exchangers | Silicone

Medical-Grade Thermoplastic Polyurethane

May 30, 2014 8:00 am | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Medical device manufacturers now have a new polymer for creating equipment that can help reduce the spread of fire in medical environments. A new medical-grade thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) from the Lubrizol Corporation's LifeScience...

LISTED UNDER: Polyurethanes

Polyester-Based Thermoplastic Polyurethanes

May 27, 2014 8:00 am | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Huntsman Polyurethanes’ AVALON polyester-based thermoplastic polyurethanes (TPUs) have been added to APS Elastomers portfolio for use in a variety of applications. Durable, dependable and extremely versatile, AVALON TPUs improve...

LISTED UNDER: Polyesters | Polyurethanes

Thermoplastic Elastomers

May 9, 2014 8:00 am | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Elastocon TPE Technologies, Inc. has recently expanded its 2800 Series of performance TPEs (thermoplastic elastomers) to now include 5 new grades for overmolding and coextruding onto polyethylene. Elastocon is a fast-growing major...

LISTED UNDER: Thermoplastic Elastomers

Styrenic Block Copolymers

May 9, 2014 8:00 am | by MDT Staff | Kraton Performance Polymers, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Kraton Performance Polymers, Inc., a leading global innovator and producer of Styrenic Block Copolymers (SBCs) and other engineered polymers, today announced the introduction of two new high-performance styrenic block copolymers...

LISTED UNDER: Polystyrenes

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