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Digital High-rigidity Material for 3D Printers

January 14, 2014 5:36 pm | by MDT Staff | Stratasys, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Stratasys has debuted the second generation of its Digital ABS material, named Digital ABS2. The new material, designed for Stratasys PolyJet 3D Printers, is designed to enable users to produce thin-walled models with high dimensional stability. It is now available in ivory in addition to the existing green color.

LISTED UNDER: Additive Manufacturing | ABS

Functional Polymer Remains Strong and Transparent

January 13, 2014 12:29 pm | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

TPX polymethylpentene is a lightweight, transparent, semi-crystalline material with outstanding resistance to both steam sterilization and a wide range of chemicals. Unlike some polymeric materials that discolor or embrittle after just a few cycles in an autoclave, TPX remains transparent and strong.

LISTED UNDER: Polymers

Antimicrobial Line Designed for High Humidity Environments

December 18, 2013 5:03 pm | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Plastics Color Corporation (PCC) announced an expansion of its MicroBlok line of antimicrobials for polymers. The new formulation, labeled MicroBlok Z, contains zinc compounds instead of the silver ions in the original MicroBlok. Zinc’s antimicrobial effect is derived from its ability to disrupt membrane transport by blocking the proton pump that energizes the transport mechanism.

LISTED UNDER: Additives/Blends | Polymers
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Ultra-Soft LSR Implant-grade, Liquid Silicone Elastomers

December 16, 2013 3:53 pm | by MDT Staff | Applied Silicone Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

Applied Silicone introduced Ultra-Soft LSR (Liquid Silicone Rubber) products for the implantable materials market. Ultra-Soft LSR is formulated specifically for long-term implantation in the human body (>30 days) and provides a very soft liquid silicone rubber measured in Type OO and Type OOO durometer scales.

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PPS Shapes are More Resilient and Easier to Machine

December 9, 2013 2:55 pm | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Ensinger has introduced new and improved TECATRON PPS stock shapes for industrial applications. The new TECATRON PPS maintains particularly good chemical resistance and high purity while exhibiting increases in tensile strength, tensile modulus, compressive modulus, and greatly improved elongation properties.

LISTED UNDER: PPS (Fortron) Polymer

Free PET Recycling Calculator App

December 6, 2013 1:58 pm | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Plastic Technologies, Inc. (PTI) has developed a new free iPhone and Android app which helps users calculate the recyclability of their polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottles, containers and/or packages. The objective is to determine how compatible a specific package is...

LISTED UNDER: Polyethylenes

Specialty Lubricious Solution for High Wear, Resistance

December 5, 2013 3:28 pm | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Gharda Plastics launched its speciality lubricious solution for industrial and business appliances, incorporating various reinforcements in G-PAEKTM and GAZOLETM grades. This collaborative development with other industrial partners is aimed at applications that require very high wear resistance.

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Self-Sealing TPEs for Medical Infusion Therapy Systems

December 5, 2013 1:25 pm | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

PolyOne GLS Thermoplastic Elastomers announced Versaflex HC for infusion therapy stoppers and septums. In comparison to traditional materials, Versaflex HC improves patient safety and reduces manufacturing complexity while streamlining regulatory compliance for faster speed to market.

LISTED UNDER: Thermoplastic Elastomers
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Anti-Counterfeiting Technologies for Plastics

November 20, 2013 3:15 pm | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

With the recent introduction of its Mi Batch line of particle taggants, Plastics Color Corporation (PCC) brings over 40 years of polymer expertise to the fight against counterfeit materials and products.

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Non-migratory Antistatic Polymers

November 18, 2013 2:44 pm | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Foster Corporation introduced static dissipative polymer blends specifically designed for medical devices and equipment. These blends use a non-migratory, polyether block amide (PEBA) polymer additive that retains continuous antistatic properties and cannot be wiped off with medical cleaning agents. 

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Next Generation Ultra-high Molecular Weight Polyethylene

November 6, 2013 2:00 pm | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Celanese Corporation will introduce a next generation GUR ultra high molecular weight polyethylene (UHMW-PE) with breakthrough technology at K 2013 — nearly 60 years since the engineered material was first introduced at K 1955.

LISTED UNDER: Polyethylenes

Flexible Adhesive Preforms Provide Clean and Consistent Sealing and Bonding

November 4, 2013 12:25 pm | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Multi-Seals has introduced an innovative alternative to liquid adhesives for component assembly. Multi-Seals Poly-forms are flexible pre-shaped adhesives designed for sealing and bonding diverse materials, including metals, plastics, ceramics, and glass.

LISTED UNDER: Polymers

Secure, Durable, Cost Effective Solution for X-ray Tablet Clamps

October 21, 2013 2:46 pm | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

The versatility of Victrex Peek polymer is demonstrated by its ability to replace metal in connection clamps for x-ray tablets. The high-performance thermoplastic is wear resistant, and being a dielectric material, functions as an excellent ... 

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Extrusion Series of Polyether-based TPUs

October 7, 2013 3:01 pm | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

North America’s newest provider of thermoplastic polyurethanes (TPUs) – APS (Alliance Polymers and Services, LLC) – announced the availability of the firm’s newest 7000 Series of Zythane TPUs.

LISTED UNDER: Polysulfones | Thermoplastic Elastomers

New Enhanced Polymer for Superior Bone Apposition

October 4, 2013 5:18 pm | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Invibio Biomaterial Solutions has announced its launch of “PEEK-OPTIMA HA Enhanced Polymer.” The implantable biomaterial grade uniquely combines two clinically proven advanced biomaterials for enhanced bone apposition1: PEEK-OPTIMA, the principal PEEK-based biomaterial with over ten years of proven history in clinical use, and Hydroxyapatite (HA), a well-known osteoconductive material.

LISTED UNDER: Polymers

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