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Thermoplastic Elastomers

Durable, Colorable, Silky Elastomers Proven Safe for Skin Contact in Wearable Electronics

August 5, 2014 12:59 am | by MDT Staff | Dow Corning Corp. | Product Releases | Comments

Dow Corning announced that its TPSiV 4000 and TPSiV 4200 Thermoplastic Elastomers (TPEs) have been shown to be safe for skin contact applications in two independent medical test protocols...

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Durable, Colorable, Elastomers Are Proven Safe for Skin Contact in Wearable Electronics

July 29, 2014 11:43 am | Dow Corning Corp. | Product Releases | Comments

Dow Corning announced that its TPSiV 4000 and TPSiV 4200 Thermoplastic Elastomers (TPEs) have been shown to be safe for skin contact applications in two independent medical test protocols. The results offer strong independent validation that these industry-leading materials are an excellent option for skin-safe wearable electronics applications, such as wrist bands for smart watches and fitness trackers, as well as for device accessories such as ear buds.

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Versatile Grade TPU for Injection Molding

July 14, 2014 9:05 pm | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

APS Elastomers has developed a versatile thermoplastic polyurethane specifically formulated for injection molding applications. The polyester-based TPU exhibits excellent abrasion resistance and toughness and has good hydrolytic stability, oil, fuel and solvent resistance...

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TPU Improves Post-Processing Operations

June 26, 2014 11:52 pm | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

APS Elastomers’ latest thermoplastic polyurethanes provides good aesthetics, low tackiness and process efficiency for use in film, sheet, and extrusion coating and cured-in-place pipe applications...

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Thermoplastic Elastomers

May 9, 2014 8:00 am | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Elastocon TPE Technologies, Inc. has recently expanded its 2800 Series of performance TPEs (thermoplastic elastomers) to now include 5 new grades for overmolding and coextruding onto polyethylene. Elastocon is a fast-growing major...

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Thermoplastic Elastomers

April 4, 2014 9:34 am | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

APS Elastomers offers medical grade engineered TPEs (thermoplastic elastomers) that can easily be processed by injection molding, extrusion, coating, and blow molding. Features include: soft flexible feel, excellent grip characteristics, low specific gravity...

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Overmolding Soft-Touch TPEs for Mobile Devices

March 12, 2014 6:19 pm | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

APS Elastomers has developed a new series of overmolding soft-touch thermoplastic elastomers (TPEs) designed for cell phone and other personal electronic devices...

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Self-Sealing TPEs for Medical Infusion Therapy Systems

December 5, 2013 1:25 pm | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

PolyOne GLS Thermoplastic Elastomers announced Versaflex HC for infusion therapy stoppers and septums. In comparison to traditional materials, Versaflex HC improves patient safety and reduces manufacturing complexity while streamlining regulatory compliance for faster speed to market.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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TPE Grade for Nylon 6,6 Overmolding

May 3, 2013 4:44 pm | by MDT Staff | Star Thermoplastics | 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).

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Nano-Reinforced Polymers for Medical Devices

April 2, 2013 11:07 am | by MDT Staff | Foster Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

Foster Corporation, a leader in custom polymer compounds for medical devices, now offers nano-reinforced composites for minimally invasive devices, such as catheters, with reinforcement loadings up to 30% by weight.

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