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Tubing and Extrusion Trends Yield More Material Options

February 1, 2005 7:13 am | Pexco, LLC | Product Releases | Comments

The growing demand for minimally invasive medical devices is creating the need for more high-tech tubing and extrusion alternatives. This article examines the challenges facing medical product manufacturers and offers some clear solutions.

LISTED UNDER: PVC Tubing | Silicone | Multilumen Tubing

Manufacturing Rx: Partnerships Add Developmental Strength

February 1, 2005 7:13 am | Product Releases | Comments

Medical device manufacturers can maximize innovation and business investments by partnering with companies who share a parent entity. Such supplier partnerships can help solve problems and speed products to market.

LISTED UNDER: Pressure Sensitive | Microbiology/Chemical Testing | Medical Device Testing

Extrusion Guide

January 13, 2005 10:32 am | Product Releases | Comments

Extrusion: The Definitive Processing Guide and Handbook is designed to aid operators, engineers, and managers in quickly answering the questions which affect production schedules and the bottom line.

LISTED UNDER: Extrusion
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Adhesives Brochure

January 6, 2005 9:30 am | Product Releases | Comments

Henkel Corp., Rocky Hill, CT, has updated “Solutions That Cure: Adhesives for Medical Device Assembly,” a brochure that reviews Loctite medical device adhesive technology, products, and applications. It also provides information on a line of dispensing, curing, and process monitoring equipment.

LISTED UNDER: Epoxy | Biocompatibility Testing | Medical Device Testing

Materials BehindHigh-Tech Earplugs

January 6, 2005 9:30 am | Product Releases | Comments

It’s estimated that noise-induced hearing loss causes as much as one-third of all hearing loss in North America despite the use of noise protectors. Sonomax Hearing Healthcare Inc. is attacking noise-induced hearing loss with help from Bayer MaterialScience in Pittsburgh, PA.

LISTED UNDER: Resin | Silicone

Polymer-Metal Composites

January 5, 2005 9:06 am | Product Releases | Comments

Gravi-Tech polymer-metal composites are a high-performance thermoplastic-based alternative to lead and other traditional metals.

LISTED UNDER: Composites | Thermoplastics Molding

Silicone Cable Jackets

January 5, 2005 9:06 am | Product Releases | Comments

STERILENE silicone cable jackets can be specified on precision interconnect cable assemblies such as BASIS cable assemblies as well as custom cable assemblies.

LISTED UNDER: Wire and Cable | Cable Assemblies | Silicone

Cyclic Olefin Copolymer FindsGrowing Use in Medical Design

January 3, 2005 9:29 am | Product Releases | Comments

The Project: Specify a polymer for high performance in a range of devices, diagnostic equipment, and packaging. The Solution: Use COC in products for hospitals, medical laboratories, and other critical settings. LabCD system from Tecan Group Ltd.

LISTED UNDER: Cyclic Olefin Copolymer (COC) | Injection Molding | Micro Molding
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Plastics

December 16, 2004 9:37 am | Product Releases | Comments

The object of this publication is to provide practical guidance on assessing the useful service life of plastics. It describes test procedures and extrapolation techniques together with the inherent limitations and problems.

LISTED UNDER: Fluoroplastics

High Performance Plastics Report

December 16, 2004 9:37 am | Product Releases | Comments

This is a monthly information service for manufacturers, suppliers, and users of performance plastics. It includes market and industry news, new materials and processing, performance applications, environmental issues, technological developments, and an events calendar.

LISTED UNDER: Fluoroplastics

Thin Film Coated Fabrics

December 6, 2004 7:30 am | Product Releases | Comments

Thin film-coated flexible materials are produced for medical product applications by this company.

LISTED UNDER: Synthetic Fabrics | Metal Filter

Epoxy (1609)

December 6, 2004 7:30 am | Master Bond, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

This one component epoxy resin system, which fully meets USP Class Vl requirements, is called Master Bond EP3HT Medical and is resistant to repeated sterilization. It has an unlimited working life at room temperature and cures quickly at elevated temperatures.

LISTED UNDER: Epoxy

Flexible Cyanoacrylates

December 6, 2004 7:30 am | Product Releases | Comments

Two flexible cyanoacrylate adhesives are offered for bonding delicate, soft, or flexible medical substrates. Both Loctite 4851 and Loctite 4861 Prism instant adhesives are ISO-10993 biocompatibility compliant.

LISTED UNDER: Cyanoacrylate

Spiral/Twisted Extrusions

December 6, 2004 7:30 am | Product Releases | Comments

Engineers at SSF have developed close-tolerance silicone tubing that can spiral or twist to a desired pitch. The techniques expand the medical uses for silicone extrusion. Potential benefits include improved kink resistance, flexibility, and electrical noise reduction.

LISTED UNDER: Extrusion

Tubing Assortment

December 6, 2004 7:23 am | Qosina | Product Releases | Comments

Company provides stock USP Class VI tubing in over 100 sizes, including Microbore Tygon PVC, PVC, silicone, and high pressure braided. The Microbore (80A Durometer) ranges in size from an ID of approximately 0.01 in. to 0.05 in. and is sold in coils 500 feet in length.

LISTED UNDER: PVC Tubing | Silicone | PVC Tubing

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