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Compounds Improve Catheter Manufacturing in Low Durometer Polymers

June 20, 2013 5:28 pm | by MDT Staff | Foster Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

Foster Corporation has introduced ProPell thermoplastic polyurethane and polyether block amide compounds for improved manufacturing and handling of medical catheters. These new compounds dramatically reduce tackiness and friction in soft, flexible polymers while maintaining other physical properties of the unmodified polymers.

LISTED UNDER: Polyurethanes | Thermoplastic Elastomers
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Flame-Retardant Polymer Technology

June 11, 2013 5:41 pm | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

The Lubrizol Corporation announced the launch of a flame-retardant thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) product suitable for medical applications. Developed by Lubrizol LifeScience Polymers, this product is the first of its kind to feature high flame properties, low halogen content and a soft, matte or gloss finish.

LISTED UNDER: Polyurethanes | Thermoplastic Elastomers

PVDF Connectors Deliver High Purity, Compatibility

June 10, 2013 5:28 pm | by MDT Staff | Colder Products Company | Product Releases | Comments

Colder Products Company has announced the addition of PVDF to the available material options throughout its FitQuik Connectors product line. This material addition creates more than 100 new FitQuik Connectors alongside the existing nylon, polypropylene and polycarbonate materials and configurations available.

LISTED UNDER: Connectors | Polycarbonates

PVC Medical Technologies for IV Tubes, Medical Bags, and Medical Garments

May 29, 2013 3:40 pm | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

The Lubrizol Corporation’s LifeScience Polymers business will showcase its advanced wound care tapes, films and dressings, as well as its non-polyvinyl chloride (PVC) medical technologies for IV tubes, medical bags and medical garments/drapes at the 2013 CHINAPLAS International Exhibition on Plastics and Rubber Industries.

LISTED UNDER: PVC Tubing | Polymers

PE Resin Blend Sheet Foam with Multidirectional Stretch

May 21, 2013 2:25 pm | by MDT Staff | Pregis Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

Pregis has introduced Stretchfoam, an “industry first” proprietary polyethylene (PE) resin blend sheet foam with multidirectional stretch for protective packaging applications. Stretchfoam represents the latest addition to the company’s Microfoam line.

LISTED UNDER: Resin | Polyethylenes | Other Packages

New Service Provides Molds and Functional Silicone

May 9, 2013 2:57 pm | by MDT Staff | Sil-Pro, LLC | Product Releases | Comments

Sil-Pro has announced new capability to produce tooling and functional prototype silicone or thermoplastic parts within 3 to 5 days. This new capability is of great benefit for the medical device community and has been thoroughly tested by Sil-Pro for the last year.

LISTED UNDER: Thermoplastic Elastomers

TPE Grade for Nylon 6,6 Overmolding

May 3, 2013 4:44 pm | by MDT Staff | Star Thermoplastics | Product Releases | Comments

A newly formulated TPE (thermoplastic elastomer) developed expressly for overmolding onto Nylon 6,6 and offering a combination of benefits that combine the benefits of price, performance and appearance, is now available from STAR Thermoplastic Alloys & Rubbers, Inc. (STAR).

LISTED UNDER: Thermoplastic Elastomers

MED-5440: TRANSLUCENT FLUOROSILICONE ELASTOMER FOR MEDICAL IMPLANT APPLICATIONS

April 29, 2013 10:52 am | NuSil Technology | Products

Carpinteria, California — NuSil Technology LLC, a global leader in silicone materials for the healthcare, pharmaceutical and drug delivery industries, introduces MED-5440, a medical-grade 100 mol % fluorosilicone elastomer that resists swell caused by dimethyl fluids and most solvents or oils. In addition, this product offers the following: rapid cure with heat; compatibility with liquid injection molding equipment; wide range of application feasibility; and translucent appearance. Some typical applications for MED-5440 include O-rings, gaskets, seals, and precision molded parts for implant applications requiring silicones of medium durometers that resist swell.

LISTED UNDER: Silicone | Biocompatibility Testing

MED-9050: SILICONE GEL WITH UNIQUE GREASE-LIKE PROPERTIES

April 29, 2013 10:48 am | NuSil Technology | Products

Carpinteria, California — NuSil Technology LLC, a global leader in silicone materials for the healthcare, pharmaceutical and drug delivery industries, unveils MED-9050, a high-viscosity, crosslinked silicone gel blend designed to be used primarily as a formulary ingredient for topical applications. Its unique, grease-like properties make it ideal for skin care and scar management therapies. MED-9050 is designated as “restricted” and may be considered for use in external devices or short-term implant applications of 29 days or less.

LISTED UNDER: Silicone | Biocompatibility Testing

MED-6731: HIGH-CONSISTENCY FLUOROSILICONE GREASE

April 29, 2013 10:40 am | NuSil Technology | Products

Carpinteria, California— NuSil Technology LLC, a global leader in silicone materials for the healthcare, pharmaceutical and drug delivery industries, introduces MED-6731, a low-flow, high-consistency fluorosilicone grease that resists swell. As a lubricant, MED-6731 will not absorb into or swell dimethyl silicone components. A fluorosilicone fluid may be used for applications in which dimethylpolysiloxane grease has compatibility issues with silicone rubber components. MED-6731 provides an added benefit where migration is a concern. This solvent-resistant grease may be used as a high-vacuum grease around glass, ceramic and ground glass joints.

LISTED UNDER: Silicone | Biocompatibility Testing

VERSASIL LINE: THREE NEW DUROMETERS ADDED

April 26, 2013 5:59 pm | NuSil Technology | Products

Carpinteria, California — NuSil Technology LLC, a global leader in silicone materials for the healthcare, pharmaceutical and drug delivery industries, adds three new products to the VersaSil line, which is now a series of six high-consistency elastomers designed for optimal performance in a wide range of healthcare applications. Featuring high tear strength; wide processing parameters; and translucent, non-tacky surfaces, the new additions are available in unvulcanized base stock that can be cured through either a peroxide catalyst or platinum-cure masterbatch. The base stock, available in 25- or 1,000-pound kits, produces tough, durable elastomers with nominal Type A durometers of 40, 60 and 80.

LISTED UNDER: Silicone | Biocompatibility Testing

MED-6671: LOW COEFFICIENT OF FRICTION SILICONE COATING FOR HEALTHCARE APPLICATIONS

April 26, 2013 5:19 pm | NuSil Technology | Products

Carpinteria, California — NuSil Technology LLC, a global leader in silicone materials for the healthcare, pharmaceutical and drug delivery industries, announces the release of MED-6671, a room temperature curable coating that significantly decreases the coefficient of friction of cured silicone surfaces. Silicone elastomers inherently have a tendency for blocking (sticking to themselves by virtue of chemical affinity). Once cured, MED-6671 chemically bonds to the silicone elastomer substrate, mimicking its mechanical properties and covering this surface tack. The result is a smooth finish with a durable, yet flexible coating that resists abrasion from moving, sliding and rubbing parts.

LISTED UNDER: Silicone | Biocompatibility Testing

MED-6219: OPTICALLY CLEAR, HIGH-DUROMETER ELASTOMER

April 26, 2013 4:17 pm | NuSil Technology | Products

Carpinteria, California — NuSil Technology LLC, a global leader in silicone materials for the healthcare, pharmaceutical and drug delivery industries, announces the release of MED-6219, an optically clear, high-durometer elastomer. MED-6219 suits a wide variety of healthcare applications because of its rheology, optical clarity, and adjustable cure schedule. Its transparent appearance lends it for use in potting and encapsulating electronic devices or for making molded parts. Because it can be vulcanized at both high and low temperatures, this elastomer is particularly suitable for temperature-sensitive substrates or for use in environments with fluctuating temperatures.

LISTED UNDER: Silicone | Biocompatibility Testing

MED-6613-X: HEALTHCARE SILICONE INKS

April 26, 2013 2:46 pm | NuSil Technology | Products

Carpinteria, California — NuSil Technology LLC, a global leader in silicone materials for the healthcare, pharmaceutical and drug delivery industries, announces the launch of a new heat-cure colored inks series, MED-6613-X. The newly released colors — red, white, green, bright blue and dark blue — vastly expand the company’s color palette and provide more vibrant, creative marking options. The two-part, addition-cure inks can be used in pad-printing and silk-screening processes for marking or coloring silicone rubber parts, such as catheters. Designated unrestricted, they may be considered for long-term implant applications (29 days or longer).

LISTED UNDER: Silicone | Biocompatibility Testing

65GP Series Couplings

April 23, 2013 2:05 pm | LinkTech Couplings | Products

65GP Series: These couplings offer 1/2" flow capacity and are manufactured from a high performance glass filled polypropylene. They have full flow, non-valved, smooth internal bore that allows for maximum flow with minimal turbulence. These couplings are extremely durable and are well suited for applications that require chemical resistance. 65GP Series couplings interconnect with and are compatible with many other plastic latch type couplings. View these products in a 3D PDF or detailed CAD.

LISTED UNDER: Connectors | Couplings | Polypropylenes

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