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Plastics & Elastomers

Polypropylene Resin

April 14, 2015 10:23 am | by Proxy Biomedical | Product Releases | Comments

ProTEX Med Polypropylene Resin is a unique custom synthesized resin, available exclusively for Proxy Biomedical partners, leveraging downstream textile conversion processes. ProTEX Med can be provided as a textile component, sub‐assembly or finished device. Qualification...

LISTED UNDER: Polypropylenes | Resin

Stainless Steel Cable Assemblies

April 3, 2015 2:46 pm | ASAHI INTECC USA, INC. | Products

STAINLESS STEEL CABLE ASSEMBLIES Eyelets, threaded screws, or balls may be crimped, laser welded, pressed, or swaged on stainless steel cable assemblies. Asahi Intecc welcomes mechanical and medical cable assembly projects ranging in size from miniature cable assemblies 0.004” to 3mm (1/64” to 1/8” with PTFE or Nylon coating), and in some cases larger stainless cable assemblies ranging from 4mm, 5mm, 6mm, 7mm (1/8”, 3/16”, 1/4”, etc) . Medical device stainless cable assembly applications include orthopedics, laparoscopic and endoscopic instruments, and mechanical systems for medical equipment. Stainless, copper, brass, and other fittings are offered.

LISTED UNDER: Design Services | Product R&D | Abrasion resistant

Copolymers

March 30, 2015 11:37 am | by Vertellus Performance Materials Inc | Product Releases | Comments

Vertellus, a global supplier of additives to the plastics and polymer industries, is featuring its ZeMac copolymer line of additives that, during compounding, improve the properties of recycled nylon and other engineering plastics to levels meeting or exceeding those of virgin resin...

LISTED UNDER: Polymers
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LOW-STRETCH STAINLESS CABLES (COATED, MASKED, HIGH TENSION)

March 11, 2015 6:15 pm | ASAHI INTECC USA, INC. | Products

Asahi Intecc offers responsive high-tension angulation wires (or low-stretch stainless cables) to medical device and endoscope product designers and high-volume manufacturing programs, increasing your fatigue and breakload strength to comparable cables with identical material, configuration, and diameter by 10 to 20%. These high-tension angulation wires may be coated with durable, abrasion-resistant ptfe and nylon coatings, depending on the application. Additional advantages include a clean material surface finish on the stainless cable which is extremely easy to solder; swaging, coating, and masking for your specific durability, and custom stainless cable assembly.

LISTED UNDER: Design Services | Product Design | Abrasion resistant

MULTI-LAYER TUBE - POLYMER AND BRAID-POLYMER

March 11, 2015 5:22 pm | ASAHI INTECC USA, INC. | Products

MULTI-LAYER TUBING - POLYMER For customers who need visualization under X-Rays, such as angiographic catheters, Asahi Intecc may provide tubing with bismuth or barium stripes as a radiopaque, chemically resistant resin in a multi-layer tube. Multi-Layer Tubing – Polymer and Braided Reinforcement (Nylon, Tungsten, Stainless) Nylon, tungsten, or stainless braid can be braided over a lubricious, low-friction, drug resistant PTFE liner with a silver mandrel to provide torque response, kink and fluid pressure resistance (saline, blood, drug, chemical, nutrient). Pitch and pick count may be adjusted on the braid for customized flexibility, kink-resistance, and torque properties.

LISTED UNDER: IVD Contract Manufacturing | Product Design | Liners

PTFE OVER THE MANDREL (THIN WALL PTFE)

March 11, 2015 3:47 pm | ASAHI INTECC USA, INC. | Products

For device manufacturers who wish to prototype with Asahi Intecc, or contract manufacturers who are considering outsourcing their entire device, we provide ultra-thin PTFE to the inside of braided shafts or torque components. Provided on a spool, PTFE is coated on the mandrel by a dipping process. The mandrel size ranges from 0.45mm to 2.30mm. The PTFE wall thickness (one side can range from 0.008mm to 0.012mm (0.00031” to 0.00047” or 8 to 12 microns)). The PTFE is chemically etched on catheter delivery systems, microcatheters, and other delivery systems, where an instrument or a guidewire passes through a PTFE coated lumen.

LISTED UNDER: IVD Contract Manufacturing | Product R&D | Abrasion resistant

Compounding Service - Polymer Blending

March 11, 2015 3:41 pm | ASAHI INTECC USA, INC. | Products

Asahi Intecc offers to medical tubing manufacturers and polymer processors a compounding service in materials of FEP, PTFE, PFA, PE (HDPE, LDPE), NYLON, (Grilamid, Polyamide, Polyamide Elastomer, PEBAX) TPU, PP, in small, affordable quantities and short lead-times. Small lots (5kg) with excellent consistency and dispersion may be blended or pelletized in a wide range of colors. Contrast media options include bismuth trioxide Bi2O3, barium sulfate (BaSO4), bismuth subcarbonate (BiO)₂CO₃are available for applications which are viewed under fluoroscopy.

LISTED UNDER: Extrusion | Plastics | Additives/Blends

Polyimide-Filled Polytetrafluoroethylene Compound

February 19, 2015 1:41 pm | by Bal Seal Engineering, Inc. | Bal Seal Engineering, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Bal Seal Engineering, Inc. has expanded its line of seal materials to include SP191, a polyimide-filled polytetrafluoroethylene compound. The company says the properties of the new material make it ideal for use in gas compressors, oxygen intensifier systems, and other medical equipment requiring low...

LISTED UNDER: Polyethylenes
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Silicone Products

February 13, 2015 10:59 am | by Shin-Etsu Silicones of America | Product Releases | Comments

Shin-Etsu Chemical Co. Ltd. is the largest chemical company in Japan, and is in its 62nd year of manufacturing silicone materials worldwide, producing over 4,000 different silicone products. The KEG2003H Low Dn LIMS product line has been formulated and precisely manufactured to significantly reduce...

LISTED UNDER: Silicone

Rigid PVC Compound

February 6, 2015 10:22 am | by Teknor Apex Company | Product Releases | Comments

A breakthrough in PVC technology now makes it possible for rigid PVC to replace polycarbonate (PC) in clear medical components such as connectors and check valves, obtaining comparable strength and excellentclarity while reducing or eliminating the stress cracking that often occurs in PC at the interface with flexible PVC components...

LISTED UNDER: PVC

Bioresorbable Elastomer

January 26, 2015 12:17 pm | by Secant Medical, Inc. | Secant Medical, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Regenerez is a next-generation bioresorbable elastomer made with poly(glycerol sebacate) (PGS) in a coating formulation provides considerable benefits to biomedical structures. Coating a partially or fully resorbable structure with PGS can improve coating biocompatibility by promoting tissue in-growth, enabling controlled drug release, and solving compliance mismatch issues with bodily tissue...

LISTED UNDER: Biocompatible | Plastics & Elastomers

PEEK Thermoplastic Materials

January 20, 2015 9:22 am | by Teleflex Medical OEM | Teleflex Medical OEM | Product Releases | Comments

Teleflex Medical OEM announces the addition of PEEK (polyether ether ketone) to its extensive portfolio of specialty materials for medical technology. PEEK’s incredible strength and outstanding mechanical properties combined with Teleflex Medical OEM’s vertically integrated product development and manufacturing...

LISTED UNDER: Full Service Contract Manufacturing | PEEK, PEK

Thermosetting Dry-Type Polyester Molding Compound

January 13, 2015 9:37 pm | by Mitsubishi Gas Chemical America | Product Releases | Comments

Vyloglass is a thermosetting dry-type polyester molding compound developed with the use of Japan U-Pica Company’s exclusive technology. Exemplified in the manufacture of a Brush Holder for a Dynamic Motor, see attached specification brief...

LISTED UNDER: Molding | Polyesters

Select-Skin RTV Elastomers

December 4, 2014 11:12 am | by Shin-Etsu Silicones of America, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Shin-Etsu Select-Skin RTV Elastomers for applications requiring a skin-like material with tough performance properties. Select-Skin RTV Elastomers are two-component, 1:1 ratio, heat-cured, and addition-cure silicone rubber compounds featuring low hardness (46 – 65 Shore 00), high tear strength, low viscosity, and high elongation. The new material is uniquely engineered and ideal for applicat...

LISTED UNDER: Silicone

Peelable FEP Heat Shrink Tubing

November 26, 2014 8:41 am | by Junkosha | Product Releases | Comments

Junkosha announce the broad launch of their Junflon Peelable Heat Shrink Tubing product (PHST). This product has been available for nearly 5 years in Japan and has been selectively marketed, sampled and sold in the US and Europe for the last two years. Such has been the positive customer reaction...

LISTED UNDER: Heat-Shrink | Polymers

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