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Family of Blends Useful for Hand-Held Medical Device Applications

August 5, 2009 10:43 am | Eastman Chemical Company | Product Releases | Comments

Trilliant HC blends are well-suited for hand-held medical-device applications, such as diagnostic tools, blood-glucose meters, pulse oximeters, and battery-powered feeding pumps, in which close contact with the skin and cleaning with chemicals is common.

LISTED UNDER: Additives/Blends

Advanced Fabrication Technology for Thin-Walled Urethane Extrusions

August 5, 2009 10:43 am | Product Releases | Comments

Advanced technology for producing thin walled, large diameter, low durometer urethane extrusions is available. Commonly used in minimally invasive medical devices, such extrusions have been fraught with manufacturability challenges.

LISTED UNDER: Extrusion

Hydrocolloid Technology and Ultra-Thin Adhesives Offer Design Solutions

August 5, 2009 10:43 am | Vancive Medical Technologies™ | Product Releases | Comments

Nimbus antimicrobial technology has been applied to adhesives for the purpose of combating infection. It is a next generation antimicrobial technology that is non-leaching, non-toxic, long-lasting, and not blocked by organics, such as blood, urine, or perspiration.

LISTED UNDER: Hydrocolloid/Hydrogel | Product Design
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Miniature Plastic Components Feature Intricate Shapes and Precise Details

June 16, 2009 11:28 am | Venmark International | Product Releases | Comments

These miniature plastic components are die-cut using die-less digital equipment to produce parts with +/- 0.005 in. precision and narrow cross sections (1:1 ratio to part thickness) which can be supplied plain or with adhesive backings.

LISTED UNDER: Die Cutting | Silicone

Sheet Available in Lower Gloss Finish

June 8, 2009 7:54 am | KYDEX, LLC | Product Releases | Comments

The Kydex FST sheet is available in a lower gloss finish, integrally colored metallic, with a texture called PB-Brushed Metal, or as an injection-molding resin.

LISTED UNDER: Sheet/Film | Injection Molding | Micro Molding

Plastics Search Engine (6357)

May 8, 2009 12:19 pm | Product Releases | Comments

IDES Inc., the leading search engine provider for the plastics industry, has launched an updated

LISTED UNDER: Polyesters

Acoustical Foams Silence Medical Equipment

April 16, 2009 12:57 pm | Interstate Specialty Products, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Acoustical foams for medical devices are available in several thicknesses and densities, with facings to tune the absorption spectrum and compensate for environmental conditions such as temperature and moisture.

LISTED UNDER: Foam

Medical Grades of Copolyester Provide Lipid, Chemical Resistance

April 2, 2009 5:33 am | Eastman Chemical Company | Product Releases | Comments

Medical grades of Tritan copolyester provide outstanding lipid and chemical resistance; higher heat stability; easy processing; excellent long-term clarity; added durability and toughness; and are made without bisphenol-A (BPA) or halogens.

LISTED UNDER: PETG Copolyesters
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Bi-Lobe Connector Protected Against Contamination in Medical Applications

April 2, 2009 5:33 am | Omnetics Connector Corp. | Product Releases | Comments

The latching Bi-lobe connector can be offered with overmolded cables, or incorporated into equipment housings. For medical applications, this offers several benefits including protection against contamination and easy sterilization, as well as significant savings in space, weight, and cost. The 0.

LISTED UNDER: Connectors | Silicon Molding | Silicon Molding

Healthcare Resins Assist in Development of Award-Winning Device

April 2, 2009 5:33 am | Sabic Innovative Plastics | Product Releases | Comments

To optimize the performance and durability of the Breastlight, Lexan and Cycoloy healthcare resins were used in the housing and lens of the device.

LISTED UNDER: Resin

Electroactive Polymers for Controlled Movement and Substance Release

April 2, 2009 5:33 am | Creganna-Tactx Medical | Product Releases | Comments

Micromuscle is an advanced, biocompatible electroactive polymer (EAP) that changes volume and other properties in response to an electrical stimulus and can be incorporated into medical devices.

LISTED UNDER: Polymers

Medical Adhesives Selector Guide

April 2, 2009 5:33 am | Product Releases | Comments

Dymax Corp. offers an enhanced version of their comprehensive Selector Guide on MD Adhesives for Medical Device Assembly. This guide is a valuable tool containing a number of charts intended to help R&D engineers and product designers choose the appropriate adhesive for their application.

LISTED UNDER: UV-or Light-Cure | Product Design | Product R&D

Guide Details Properties, Latest Innovations in Thermoplastic Resins

April 2, 2009 5:33 am | Product Releases | Comments

The Thermoplastic Resins Properties Guide features detailed information about Makrolon polycarbonates; Apec high-heat polycarbonates; Bayblend polycarbonate/ABS blends; Makroblend polycarbonate/polyester blends; and Texin, Desmopan, and Utechllan thermoplastic polyurethanes.

LISTED UNDER: Resin

Halogen-Free Adhesives for Assembly of Handheld Electronics

April 1, 2009 10:53 am | Product Releases | Comments

In response to industry initiatives and legislation designed to protect the environment from halogenated materials, a line of Loctite adhesives and sealants are offered that meet the requirements of IPC IEC #61249-2-21.

LISTED UNDER: Epoxy | Silicone

Parylene Conformal Coating Services Provided

March 17, 2009 11:15 am | Para Tech Coating Inc | Product Releases | Comments

PTC provides Parylene conformal coating services, automated vacuum deposition systems, and raw materials (dimer). Parylene dimer (di-para-xylylene) is deposited for ultra-thin conformal, pin-hole free, and hydrophobic surface protection of static and fixtured substrates.

LISTED UNDER: Parylene | Device Coating

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