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PVDF Copolymer for Minimally Invasive Catheters

October 22, 2013 4:25 pm | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Arkema has introduced Kynar Rx 752 polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF) copolymer for use in minimally invasive medical catheters that are exposed to bodily fluids for less than 30 days. Kynar Rx 752 copolymer exhibits exceptional flexibility, very low friction, and can be melt extruded in single or multi-layers for catheter shafts and other performance medical tubing.

LISTED UNDER: PVDF (Kynar)
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Secure, Durable, Cost Effective Solution for X-ray Tablet Clamps

October 21, 2013 2:46 pm | by MDT Staff | Victrex Usa Inc. | 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 ... 

LISTED UNDER: Polymers

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 | Invibio | 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

Thermoset Material Passes UL94 Flammability Tests

September 13, 2013 4:08 pm | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Saint-Gobain Seals Group’s Meldin 7001 (unfilled polyimide) thermoset material, which is part of their Meldin 7000 series product line, has passed the UL94 flammability tests this year (a regularly occurring distinction for many years). UL94 is a standard from Underwriters Laboratories, Inc. (UL), a global independent safety science company...

LISTED UNDER: Polyetherimides

Unique New Shape and Sizes Added to High Performance Plastics Line

August 29, 2013 5:09 pm | by MDT Staff | Ensinger | Product Releases | Comments

Ensinger now offers thick gauge 24” by 48” plates in 5” and 6” thicknesses. This capability is unique in the stock shapes industry. In addition to introducing the new plate capability, Ensinger has increased its large diameter rod capability from 8” diameter to 9” and 10” diameters in standard 5 foot lengths.

LISTED UNDER: Acetals

Thermoplastic Compounds for Extruded Sheet, Profile, and Film

August 25, 2013 9:53 pm | by MDT Staff | Ltl Color Compounders | Product Releases | Comments

LTL Color Compounders has introduced a new product line, ColorFast X Series—a proprietary thermoplastic compounds for extruded sheet, profile and film applications.

LISTED UNDER: Thermoplastic Elastomers

Nylon Foam Sheets Mold Into Simple or Highly-Complex Shapes

August 9, 2013 5:35 pm | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Pres-On is bringing manufacturers a cost-effective alternative to silicone foam with its N3000, a lightweight, closed cell, cross linked foam based on Nylon 6. It is offered in 39" x 78" sheets in thicknesses ranging from 1/16-inch to 1/2-inch, and can be specified with or without an acrylic adhesive.

LISTED UNDER: Foam | Nylons

Enhanced Molding Capabilities

August 5, 2013 3:44 pm | by MDT Staff | Helix Medical | Product Releases | Comments

Helix Medical has announced additional capabilities in thin-wall injection molding utilizing implantable PEEK and silicone materials. Other specialized molding services include implantable thermoplastic & silicone specialty components, biopharmaceutical components, and fully-automated molding of tight tolerance silicone bellows.

LISTED UNDER: Molding | Silicone

More Creative Freedom for Designers: Semi-finished Materials

August 4, 2013 8:06 pm | by MDT Staff | Igus Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

With 80,000 machine components available from stock, polymer specialist igus offers the right part for almost any application. Now design, maintenance and mechanical engineers who make special parts themselves can order the company’s high-performance plastics as bar stock.

LISTED UNDER: Polymers

Proprietary Process System Provides Superior Quality for Extruded Flexible PVC

July 31, 2013 7:45 pm | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

TMI has developed a new proprietary process control system for its flexible PVC extrusion process. This new system ensures complete dimensional uniformity and tension throughout the bulk PVC rolls produced.

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Medical Grade Acrylic Alloy Designed to Reduce Processing Costs

June 28, 2013 4:14 pm | by MDT Staff | Altuglas International/Arkema Inc | Product Releases | Comments

Altuglas International has introduced Altuglas Luctor polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA) alloy that flows twice far as conventional transparent medical polymers in thin wall injection mold cavities.

LISTED UNDER: Acrylics

Polymer Outperforms Standard Copolymer Shapes

June 27, 2013 2:51 pm | by MDT Staff | Ensinger | Product Releases | Comments

Engineers consistently specify DuPont Delrin stock shapes extruded by Ensinger because of their increased physical properties which can be as much as 20% higher than other acetals. Manufactured from DuPont Delrin resin, Ensinger uses a proprietary extrusion process that produces shapes with lower stress and better dimensional stability.

LISTED UNDER: Polymers

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

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

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