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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
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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

Patented Alloy Provides Breakthrough Parts Characteristics and One-Step Parts Processing

June 11, 2013 5:21 pm | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Based on a scientific breakthrough developed at Caltech, the Department of Defense, and NASA, Liquidmetal Technologies has introduced an amorphous metal alloy that can be used in the production of highly complex parts via an efficient injection-molding process.

LISTED UNDER: Molding | Metals

PVDF Connectors Deliver High Purity, Compatibility

June 10, 2013 5:28 pm | by MDT Staff | Colder Products Company | Product Releases | Comments

Colder Products Company has announced the addition of PVDF to the available material options throughout its FitQuik Connectors product line. This material addition creates more than 100 new FitQuik Connectors alongside the existing nylon, polypropylene and polycarbonate materials and configurations available.

LISTED UNDER: Connectors | Polycarbonates

New Needle-Bonding Adhesives Cure Fast for Increased Throughput

June 10, 2013 5:16 pm | by MDT Staff | Dymax Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

A new family of LED-curable needle-bonding adhesives from Dymax has been formulated to cure at speeds typically associated with today’s best automation equipment and line speeds. Typical cure time for the 1400 series is 2.5 seconds or less, allowing for increased production speed and throughput, lower processing costs...

LISTED UNDER: UV-or Light-Cure

Composite Clad Metal Wire Replaces Pure Platinum, Gold, Silver

June 5, 2013 5:25 pm | by MDT Staff | Anomet Products, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Composite clad metal wire that can be formulated to improve the performance characteristics of precious metal solid wire at a small fraction the cost is available from Anomet Products. Anomet Precious Metal Clad Wire can be formulated to accentuate specific performance characteristics such as strength, radiopacity and corrosion-, contact-, or temperature-resistance. 

LISTED UNDER: Metals
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Radiopaque Tubing

June 5, 2013 5:01 pm | Extrusion Alternatives, Inc. | Products

Radiopaque Tubing

LISTED UNDER: Extrusion | Product R&D | Prototyping

IV Sets

June 5, 2013 4:49 pm | Extrusion Alternatives, Inc. | Products

IV Sets

LISTED UNDER: Extrusion | Product R&D | Prototyping

Guidewire

June 5, 2013 4:44 pm | Extrusion Alternatives, Inc. | Products

Guidewires

LISTED UNDER: Extrusion | Product R&D | Prototyping

Needle & Sharps Guards

June 5, 2013 4:38 pm | Extrusion Alternatives, Inc. | Products

Needle & Sharps Guards

LISTED UNDER: Extrusion | Product R&D | Prototyping

Parylene conformal coatings

June 4, 2013 2:57 pm | Specialty Coating Systems | Products

With 11 locations around the world, SCS is the leader in ultra-thin, biocompatible Parylene conformal coating services and technologies and is pleased to announce SCS microRESIST™ Antimicrobial Parylene Technology.

LISTED UNDER: Device Coating | Surface Modification | Antimicrobial

GW Silicones

June 3, 2013 3:25 pm | GW Plastics, Inc. | Products

GW Silicones, a division of GW Plastics, Inc., delivers cost-effective, single-source solutions for precision Liquid Injection Molding (LIM) and manufacture of Liquid Silicone Rubber (LSR) components and assemblies. GW Silicones specializes in application-specific material selection, product design and development, in-house precision tooling, and advanced Liquid Injection Molding (LIM) technologies designed to eliminate waste and ensure the highest quality products. Along with a variety of contract manufacturing services such as heat curing, sterilization, assembly, pad printing, and packaging, GW Silicones is a trusted partner for quick prototypes, flawless launch and reliable continuous production.

LISTED UNDER: Injection Molding | Insert Molding | Molding

PVC Medical Technologies for IV Tubes, Medical Bags, and Medical Garments

May 29, 2013 3:40 pm | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

The Lubrizol Corporation’s LifeScience Polymers business will showcase its advanced wound care tapes, films and dressings, as well as its non-polyvinyl chloride (PVC) medical technologies for IV tubes, medical bags and medical garments/drapes at the 2013 CHINAPLAS International Exhibition on Plastics and Rubber Industries.

LISTED UNDER: PVC Tubing | Polymers

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