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Gas Plasma: A Green Alternative for Surface Engineering

July 5, 2006 11:02 am | Product Releases | Comments

There are many methods with which to affect the surface of a material or device to achieve a desired effect. Therefore, factors related to the process such as environmental considerations or temperature concerns will reduce the number of possible options.

LISTED UNDER: Surface Modification | Vacuum | Cleanroom Assembly

Mix-Dispense Valve

May 2, 2006 8:29 am | Product Releases | Comments

The Model 2200-545-037 two-component miniature mix-dispense valve precisely dispenses miniature beads and very small volumes of low-viscosity pourable materials and abrasive or filled materials.

LISTED UNDER: Dispense | Miniature Valve | Flow

Molded Rubber/Silicone Components

May 2, 2006 8:28 am | Hiawatha Rubber Co. | Product Releases | Comments

Close tolerance, medical-application-specific molded rubber and silicone components and bonded rollers requiring special formulations and surface finishes are offered.

LISTED UNDER: Molded Rubber | Silicone
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Silicone Elastomers for Healthcare Tubing

April 4, 2006 7:38 am | Momentive Performance Materials Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

With the variety of tubing options available to medical device manufacturers, it is often difficult to determine which type would be best suited to a particular application.

LISTED UNDER: Silicone | Vacuum | Injection Molding

Environmentally Friendly Materials

March 8, 2006 10:20 am | Product Releases | Comments

Rogers Corp. has created a new “Green Leader” website, which contains information on the company’s environmentally friendly specialty materials and related subjects.

LISTED UNDER: Silicone

Dispense Valve (2807)

February 9, 2006 8:45 am | Product Releases | Comments

The model 2200-245-125 Tip-Seal dispense valve is designed for precision dispensing of low- to high-viscosity flowable materials. It is also used in high-speed stitching or repetitive on-off applications where short segments of material are deposited onto a surface.

LISTED UNDER: Dispense | Flow | Silicone

Liquid Silicone Rubber Resolves Precision Tubing Component Design Challenge

January 6, 2006 11:04 am | Product Releases | Comments

Zevex International Inc., a Salt Lake City, UT manufacturer of enteral nutrition products, chose GE–Silicones’ injection–molded LIM 6050-D2 liquid silicone rubber to design a complex, precision tubing component and solve a big challenge.

LISTED UNDER: Peristaltic | Air Pump | Silicone

Emphasis on Tooling: Guidelines for Ensuring Quality When Extruding Medical Devices

November 1, 2005 11:32 am | Product Releases | Comments

Productivity and profitability are two important goals when working with extrusions. This exclusive report offers advice for producing extrusions that meet dimensional specifications and maintain specified minimum tolerances so that end products can be economically produced.

LISTED UNDER: Extrusion Equipment | Silicone
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Variable-Ratio Meter Systems

September 30, 2005 11:38 am | Product Releases | Comments

The Servo-Flo 105 variable-ratio meter system is designed for automated, robotic, or manual dispensing applications. This dual servomotor dispensing system allows variable dispense rates and easy adjustment of material ratios without costly mechanical equipment alterations.

LISTED UNDER: Silicone

Medical Equipment Design and the Critical Nature of Interconnection

August 15, 2005 7:59 am | Smiths Connectors | Hypertac | Product Releases | Comments

Medical equipment such as patient monitors, scanners, electronic catheters, and therapeutic devices require dependable connectivity and accurate signal transmission.

LISTED UNDER: Connectors | Cable Assemblies | Wire and Cable

Plastic Material Innovations Help Shape Healthcare Industry

June 30, 2005 6:40 am | Product Releases | Comments

An example of the successful application of wear-resistant compounds is this glucose meter. It contains internally lubricated, color-matched polycarbonate to reduce wear and motion-induced noise.

LISTED UNDER: Thermoplastic Elastomers | Injection Molding | Flow

What’s Happening With Pumps and Valves

May 3, 2005 7:55 am | Product Releases | Comments

Figure 1. New peristaltic pump roller designs with a convex roller and concave tubing bed allow pumping media containing live cells with much less damage to the cells. The tube is squeezed in the middle first while the edges remain open, so the cells escape shearing or crushing.

LISTED UNDER: Other | Compressor | Diaphragm Pump

Tubing Guide

April 5, 2005 11:30 am | Product Releases | Comments

NewAge Industries Inc. has released its updated Products & Services Guide, a four-page, color brochure designed as an overview of the company’s tubing, hose, fittings, accessories, and services.

LISTED UNDER: Fittings | Silicone | PVC Tubing

Release Coatings

February 28, 2005 8:49 am | Product Releases | Comments

Non-silicone release coatings are designed for applications where a residue cannot be left behind that might contaminate a material or process. Available on a variety of films and papers up to 82 in. W, these non-silicone release coatings will not change the properties of an adhesive.

LISTED UNDER: Films | Silicone | Device Coating

An Evolution in Coatings

February 28, 2005 7:49 am | SurModics, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

What began with drug-eluting stents has progressed to coatings with multiple actions and beyond. The following article, based on interviews with leading medical device coating companies, offers insight into the latest advancements.

LISTED UNDER: Device Coating | Biocompatibility Testing | Surface Modification Coatings

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