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Fluoroplastic Introducers

April 18, 2006 7:27 am | Product Releases | Comments

Fluoroplastic tipped tubes are available to be used as IV or needle introducers. These tubes are designed with a tapered and/or beveled end to assist in the insertion of IVs and facilitate the transfer or extraction of fluids and can be laser marked for identification purposes.

LISTED UNDER: PTFE
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Silicone Elastomers for Healthcare Tubing

April 4, 2006 7:38 am | Momentive Performance Materials Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

With the variety of tubing options available to medical device manufacturers, it is often difficult to determine which type would be best suited to a particular application.

LISTED UNDER: Silicone | Vacuum | Injection Molding

Environmentally Friendly Materials

March 8, 2006 10:20 am | Product Releases | Comments

Rogers Corp. has created a new “Green Leader” website, which contains information on the company’s environmentally friendly specialty materials and related subjects.

LISTED UNDER: Silicone

Dispense Valve (2807)

February 9, 2006 8:45 am | Sealant Equipment & Engineering, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

The model 2200-245-125 Tip-Seal dispense valve is designed for precision dispensing of low- to high-viscosity flowable materials. It is also used in high-speed stitching or repetitive on-off applications where short segments of material are deposited onto a surface.

LISTED UNDER: Dispense | Flow | Silicone

Chemical Resistant Tubing

February 6, 2006 10:30 am | Parker Texmed | Product Releases | Comments

A full line of chemical resistant tubing products extruded from TexFluor PTFE, FEP, PFA, or MFA is available for use in material handling applications such as delivery systems.

LISTED UNDER: PTFE

Liquid Silicone Rubber Resolves Precision Tubing Component Design Challenge

January 6, 2006 11:04 am | Product Releases | Comments

Zevex International Inc., a Salt Lake City, UT manufacturer of enteral nutrition products, chose GE–Silicones’ injection–molded LIM 6050-D2 liquid silicone rubber to design a complex, precision tubing component and solve a big challenge.

LISTED UNDER: Peristaltic | Air Pump | Silicone

Emphasis on Tooling: Guidelines for Ensuring Quality When Extruding Medical Devices

November 1, 2005 11:32 am | Guill Tool & Engineering Co., Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Productivity and profitability are two important goals when working with extrusions. This exclusive report offers advice for producing extrusions that meet dimensional specifications and maintain specified minimum tolerances so that end products can be economically produced.

LISTED UNDER: Extrusion Equipment | Silicone

Variable-Ratio Meter Systems

September 30, 2005 11:38 am | Sealant Equipment & Engineering, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

The Servo-Flo 105 variable-ratio meter system is designed for automated, robotic, or manual dispensing applications. This dual servomotor dispensing system allows variable dispense rates and easy adjustment of material ratios without costly mechanical equipment alterations.

LISTED UNDER: Silicone

Acrylic Multipolymer Compound

September 30, 2005 11:38 am | Evonik Cyro, LLC | Product Releases | Comments

Developed for injection molding applications, Vu-Stat Y-20 compound provides permanent electro-static dissipative (ESD) protection to medical devices where static attraction is a concern, such as needle hubs for bracheotherapy and spacers for dry powder pharmaceutical inhalation.

LISTED UNDER: Acrylics | Injection Molding

Medical Equipment Design and the Critical Nature of Interconnection

August 15, 2005 7:59 am | Smiths Connectors | Hypertac | Product Releases | Comments

Medical equipment such as patient monitors, scanners, electronic catheters, and therapeutic devices require dependable connectivity and accurate signal transmission.

LISTED UNDER: Connectors | Cable Assemblies | Wire and Cable

Electrostatic Dissipation

June 30, 2005 7:00 am | Evonik Cyro, LLC | Product Releases | Comments

Static charges can make inhalation therapy treatment less effective. Researchers have employed an alloy process to create materials with inherent electrostatic dissipative properties that dispel static charges.

LISTED UNDER: Acrylics | Injection Molding

Plastic Material Innovations Help Shape Healthcare Industry

June 30, 2005 6:40 am | Rtp Company | Product Releases | Comments

An example of the successful application of wear-resistant compounds is this glucose meter. It contains internally lubricated, color-matched polycarbonate to reduce wear and motion-induced noise.

LISTED UNDER: Thermoplastic Elastomers | Injection Molding | Flow

What’s Happening With Pumps and Valves

May 3, 2005 7:55 am | Product Releases | Comments

Figure 1. New peristaltic pump roller designs with a convex roller and concave tubing bed allow pumping media containing live cells with much less damage to the cells. The tube is squeezed in the middle first while the edges remain open, so the cells escape shearing or crushing.

LISTED UNDER: Other | Compressor | Diaphragm Pump

Tubing Guide

April 5, 2005 11:30 am | Product Releases | Comments

NewAge Industries Inc. has released its updated Products & Services Guide, a four-page, color brochure designed as an overview of the company’s tubing, hose, fittings, accessories, and services.

LISTED UNDER: Fittings | Silicone | PVC Tubing

Release Coatings

February 28, 2005 8:49 am | Mpi Technologies, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Non-silicone release coatings are designed for applications where a residue cannot be left behind that might contaminate a material or process. Available on a variety of films and papers up to 82 in. W, these non-silicone release coatings will not change the properties of an adhesive.

LISTED UNDER: Films | Silicone | Device Coating

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