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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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High Performance Ceramic for Increased Life-Span of Orthopedic Implants

May 24, 2013 2:32 pm | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Innovnano has developed 3 mol % yttria stabilised zirconia powder (3YSZ) – an advanced technical ceramic with medical device applications. Thanks to a uniform nanostructure and formation of a high stability phase under pressure, Innovnano’s 3YSZ combines extreme component strength and fracture-resistance with enhanced biocompatibility...

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Addition Cured Silicone for Biocompatibility and Cytoxicity

May 21, 2013 2:43 pm | by MDT Staff | Master Bond, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

The MasterSil 153Med has been introduced by Master Bond. The two part silicone with a paste consistency features a convenient one to one mix ratio by weight, and does not require exposure to air and humidity for cross-linking. It has a long working life of 5-7 hours and will not outgas while curing.

LISTED UNDER: Silicone

PE Resin Blend Sheet Foam with Multidirectional Stretch

May 21, 2013 2:25 pm | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Pregis has introduced Stretchfoam, an “industry first” proprietary polyethylene (PE) resin blend sheet foam with multidirectional stretch for protective packaging applications. Stretchfoam represents the latest addition to the company’s Microfoam line.

LISTED UNDER: Resin | Polyethylenes | Other Packages

New Service Provides Molds and Functional Silicone

May 9, 2013 2:57 pm | by MDT Staff | Sil-Pro, LLC | Product Releases | Comments

Sil-Pro has announced new capability to produce tooling and functional prototype silicone or thermoplastic parts within 3 to 5 days. This new capability is of great benefit for the medical device community and has been thoroughly tested by Sil-Pro for the last year.

LISTED UNDER: Thermoplastic Elastomers

Carbon Comps Ideal for High Energy Load Dump Applications

May 7, 2013 4:32 pm | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Stackpole’s RC series is an axial leaded carbon composition technology available in 1/4W, 1/2W, and 1W power ratings. The RC’s dense carbon slug element handles high-energy surges much better than metal film based surge resistors.

LISTED UNDER: Resistors | Carbon | Composites
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TPE Grade for Nylon 6,6 Overmolding

May 3, 2013 4:44 pm | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

A newly formulated TPE (thermoplastic elastomer) developed expressly for overmolding onto Nylon 6,6 and offering a combination of benefits that combine the benefits of price, performance and appearance, is now available from STAR Thermoplastic Alloys & Rubbers, Inc. (STAR).

LISTED UNDER: Thermoplastic Elastomers

From Almost Invisible to 1.0mm Thick Foils for Research Applications

April 30, 2013 5:23 pm | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Foils as thin as 0.00025mm are among the many foils available from Goodfellow for research and product development. More than 50 pure metals and approximately 100 alloys are represented in the company’s full line of foils, with some of them – rolled or deposited in Goodfellow’s own production department – not available from any other supplier.

LISTED UNDER: Foils | Metals | Alloys

Engineered Metal Solutions to Showcase at MD&M East Exposition

April 30, 2013 4:56 pm | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

ATW Companies will be highlighting its leadership in engineered metal solutions for medical devices at the MD&M East Exposition, Booth #3434 from June 18-20, 2013 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

LISTED UNDER: Metals

MED-5440: TRANSLUCENT FLUOROSILICONE ELASTOMER FOR MEDICAL IMPLANT APPLICATIONS

April 29, 2013 10:52 am | NuSil Technology | Products

Carpinteria, California — NuSil Technology LLC, a global leader in silicone materials for the healthcare, pharmaceutical and drug delivery industries, introduces MED-5440, a medical-grade 100 mol % fluorosilicone elastomer that resists swell caused by dimethyl fluids and most solvents or oils. In addition, this product offers the following: rapid cure with heat; compatibility with liquid injection molding equipment; wide range of application feasibility; and translucent appearance. Some typical applications for MED-5440 include O-rings, gaskets, seals, and precision molded parts for implant applications requiring silicones of medium durometers that resist swell.

LISTED UNDER: Silicone | Biocompatibility Testing

MED-9050: SILICONE GEL WITH UNIQUE GREASE-LIKE PROPERTIES

April 29, 2013 10:48 am | NuSil Technology | Products

Carpinteria, California — NuSil Technology LLC, a global leader in silicone materials for the healthcare, pharmaceutical and drug delivery industries, unveils MED-9050, a high-viscosity, crosslinked silicone gel blend designed to be used primarily as a formulary ingredient for topical applications. Its unique, grease-like properties make it ideal for skin care and scar management therapies. MED-9050 is designated as “restricted” and may be considered for use in external devices or short-term implant applications of 29 days or less.

LISTED UNDER: Silicone | Biocompatibility Testing

MED-6731: HIGH-CONSISTENCY FLUOROSILICONE GREASE

April 29, 2013 10:40 am | NuSil Technology | Products

Carpinteria, California— NuSil Technology LLC, a global leader in silicone materials for the healthcare, pharmaceutical and drug delivery industries, introduces MED-6731, a low-flow, high-consistency fluorosilicone grease that resists swell. As a lubricant, MED-6731 will not absorb into or swell dimethyl silicone components. A fluorosilicone fluid may be used for applications in which dimethylpolysiloxane grease has compatibility issues with silicone rubber components. MED-6731 provides an added benefit where migration is a concern. This solvent-resistant grease may be used as a high-vacuum grease around glass, ceramic and ground glass joints.

LISTED UNDER: Silicone | Biocompatibility Testing

VERSASIL LINE: THREE NEW DUROMETERS ADDED

April 26, 2013 5:59 pm | NuSil Technology | Products

Carpinteria, California — NuSil Technology LLC, a global leader in silicone materials for the healthcare, pharmaceutical and drug delivery industries, adds three new products to the VersaSil line, which is now a series of six high-consistency elastomers designed for optimal performance in a wide range of healthcare applications. Featuring high tear strength; wide processing parameters; and translucent, non-tacky surfaces, the new additions are available in unvulcanized base stock that can be cured through either a peroxide catalyst or platinum-cure masterbatch. The base stock, available in 25- or 1,000-pound kits, produces tough, durable elastomers with nominal Type A durometers of 40, 60 and 80.

LISTED UNDER: Silicone | Biocompatibility Testing

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