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Copolyester, Styrene-free Material is Cost-effective

February 11, 2014 1:32 pm | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Eastman Chemical Company is enhancing its medical packaging portfolio with Eastalite copolyester, the company’s first opaque offering. The material complements the company’s other medical packaging copolyester offerings: Eastman Eastar 6763 and Tritan MP100...

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Improved PEEK Wear Compounds

February 7, 2014 5:02 pm | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Lehvoss North America, a subsidiary of Lehmann & Voss, has introduced LUVOCOM 8000, a new series of PEEK wear compounds. By substituting traditionally used PTFE with new proprietary additives, the company has made it possible to further elevate the wear resistance of PEEK compounds...

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Protecting Skin with Gentle Adhesives Requires an Experienced Medical Converter

February 4, 2014 5:30 pm | by MDT Staff | Fabrico, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Fabrico Medical now offers low trauma silicone adhesives from 3M for gentle skin interface. Low trauma soft silicones from 3M provide good adhesion to a variety of skin types, including the fragile skin conditions of the very old and very young.

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New Medical Elastomers for Wire and Cable Outperform TPVs

February 4, 2014 5:10 pm | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Minnesota Wire has replaced the thermoplastic vulcanizate (TPV) elastomers that are standard in such applications with new styrenic thermoplastic elastomer (TPE-S) compounds from Teknor Apex Company, citing better performance initially and after autoclaving, superior processing, and an enhanced look and feel in the end product...

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COC Injection Molding Grade with Internal Mold Release

January 29, 2014 3:46 pm | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

TOPAS Advanced Polymers has expanded its line of TOPAS 5013 cyclic olefin copolymer (COC) resins for injection molding of high-performance components for the optical, diagnostic, and microfluidic markets. The new grade, TOPAS 5013L-10, has won strong early acceptance...

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High Frequency, Fine Pitch Piezoelectric Composite

January 28, 2014 3:45 pm | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Morgan Advanced Materials has announced the launch of a new range of piezoelectric composite components, ideal for applications where high performance is critical, including medical imaging, doppler flow, and military and commercial sonar. Components manufactured with Piezo composite materials offer improved acoustic performance...

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Non-Drip, One Component Silicone Offers High Temperature Resistance

January 27, 2014 3:55 pm | by MDT Staff | Master Bond, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Placing an emphasis on convenient handling, Master Bond MasterSil 705TC features a paste consistency that doesn’t require mixing. This single component system sets up in 7 minutes and has a non-corrosive cure at room temperature when exposed to atmospheric humidity.

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Catheter Adhesive Provides Easy Cure Confirmation and Post-Cure Inspection

January 27, 2014 3:06 pm | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

212-CTH-UR-SC is the latest in a series of Dymax adhesives to be formulated with both Ultra-Red and patented See-Cure technologies. It’s designed for use in catheter assembly and offers excellent bond strength to a variety of substrates including platinum and polycarbonate...

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Digital High-rigidity Material for 3D Printers

January 14, 2014 5:36 pm | by MDT Staff | 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.

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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.

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Dimensionally Stable Two Component Urethane Modified Epoxy Gel

January 13, 2014 12:22 pm | by MDT Staff | Master Bond, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Primarily used for potting and encapsulation applications, Master Bond Super Gel 9AO is a  soft, urethane modified gel-like epoxy that offers thermal conductivity and electrical insulation properties. This two part system is also employed for bonding and sealing as it adheres well to a variety of substrates including metals, glass, ceramics and many rubbers and plastics.

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Sintered Porous Materials for Medical Applications

January 6, 2014 1:18 pm | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Porvair Filtration Group offers the regulatory approved BioVyon sintered porous plastic materials and its flagship product, Chromatrap, based upon proprietary BioVyon technology and used by researchers to identify cancer biomarkers.

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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.

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Tough Unfilled Nylon for Additive Manufacturing

December 17, 2013 2:53 pm | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Stratasys introduced FDM Nylon 12, the first nylon material specifically engineered for the company’s line of Fortus 3D Production Systems. Stratasys believes that with FDM Nylon 12, its Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) technology creates tougher, more flexible unfilled nylon parts than other additive manufacturing technologies can.

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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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