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Immediate Commercial Availability of NickelAlloy HX

November 22, 2013 3:02 pm | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

EOS is expanding its portfolio of metal materials with the immediate commercial introduction of EOS NickelAlloy HX.

LISTED UNDER: Alloys

Anti-Counterfeiting Technologies for Plastics

November 20, 2013 3:15 pm | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

With the recent introduction of its Mi Batch line of particle taggants, Plastics Color Corporation (PCC) brings over 40 years of polymer expertise to the fight against counterfeit materials and products.

LISTED UNDER: Polymers

Non-migratory Antistatic Polymers

November 18, 2013 2:44 pm | by MDT Staff | Foster Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

Foster Corporation introduced static dissipative polymer blends specifically designed for medical devices and equipment. These blends use a non-migratory, polyether block amide (PEBA) polymer additive that retains continuous antistatic properties and cannot be wiped off with medical cleaning agents. 

LISTED UNDER: Polymers
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Quick Turnkey Optical Solutions with Extensive In-Stock Glass Inventory

November 6, 2013 2:52 pm | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Precision Glass & Optics (PG&O) offers an extensive variety of in-stock glass substrates, including the robust Schott Supremax 33, a rolled sheet borosilicate glass used for applications that require low thermal expansion, high thermal resistance, and low density (12 % lighter than soda lime glass).

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Next Generation Ultra-high Molecular Weight Polyethylene

November 6, 2013 2:00 pm | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Celanese Corporation will introduce a next generation GUR ultra high molecular weight polyethylene (UHMW-PE) with breakthrough technology at K 2013 — nearly 60 years since the engineered material was first introduced at K 1955.

LISTED UNDER: Polyethylenes

Flexible Adhesive Preforms Provide Clean and Consistent Sealing and Bonding

November 4, 2013 12:25 pm | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Multi-Seals has introduced an innovative alternative to liquid adhesives for component assembly. Multi-Seals Poly-forms are flexible pre-shaped adhesives designed for sealing and bonding diverse materials, including metals, plastics, ceramics, and glass.

LISTED UNDER: Polymers

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.

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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
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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.

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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...

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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

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