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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
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Polymerized Thin Film Coatings

August 11, 2005 10:41 am | Plasmatech, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Contract processing services for thin film coatings and gas plasma surface treatment offer a variety of beneficial features.

LISTED UNDER: Device Coating | Hydrophilic Coating | Device Coating

Adhesive Film

August 11, 2005 10:41 am | Adhesives Research, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

ARcare 90106 is a clear, double-faced film coated on both sides with a high coatweight, hybrid pressure-sensitive adhesive available in roll stock form. It is used in medical applications such as bonding in microfluidic devices or other disposable test formats.

LISTED UNDER: Films

Pressure-Sensitive Adhesives

August 11, 2005 10:41 am | Product Releases | Comments

From single- and double-coated foams to films and non-wovens, pressure-sensitive adhesive tapes

LISTED UNDER: Pressure Sensitive

High-Tech Extrusions

August 9, 2005 6:35 am | Product Releases | Comments

Medical extrusions are meeting higher standards, becoming more responsive to customer demands, and providing increasingly sophisticated product. If material costs can be kept in line, there is no telling how far technological advancements will go.

LISTED UNDER: Extrusion | Injection Molding | CNC Machining

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

Antimicrobial Film

May 31, 2005 6:36 am | Autotype Americas, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

The Autotex AM film with Microban antimicrobial product protection is designed for surface applications where inhibiting the growth of microorganisms is essential or desirable.

LISTED UNDER: Films

Molded Rubber Parts

May 3, 2005 8:23 am | Rubber Industries | Product Releases | Comments

Custom molded rubber parts bonded to metal components for prototype and production applications is a service available from this company. Typical metal and plastic components bonded to rubber include handles and grips, valve assemblies, diaphragms, gear and sprocket assemblies, and mounting devices.

LISTED UNDER: Molded Rubber

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

Desiccant Polymer

February 28, 2005 8:08 am | Product Releases | Comments

The Polymer Packaging Solutions line can be molded into virtually any shape or size and includes both standard and customized solutions.

LISTED UNDER: Polymers

An Evolution in Coatings

February 28, 2005 7:49 am | SurModics, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

What began with drug-eluting stents has progressed to coatings with multiple actions and beyond. The following article, based on interviews with leading medical device coating companies, offers insight into the latest advancements.

LISTED UNDER: Device Coating | Biocompatibility Testing | Surface Modification Coatings

UV Curable Adhesive

February 1, 2005 9:21 am | Master Bond, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

This one component, optically clear, non-yellowing UV curable polymer called YV15-7 does not contain any solvents or other volatiles. When exposed to a source of UV light of adequate wave length and intensity, it cures almost instantaneously. It is not inhibited by air and cures at room temperature.

LISTED UNDER: UV-or Light-Cure

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