Portfolio of Unique TPEs for Healthcare Gaskets and Stoppers Launches
Tue, 08/12/2008 - 8:15am
The Versaflex TPEs are engineered for dynamic seal gaskets and static-seal stoppers for the healthcare industry. This product is the first component of a complete, phthalate-free fluid delivery packaging platform that will leverage the enhanced performance, design flexibility, and systems cost benefits of TPEs vs. traditional thermoset elastometers. The materials support regulatory and eco-initiatives by avoiding halogens, polynuclear aromatics (PNAs), nitrosamines, 2-MBT, and other controversial additives. The TPEs deliver solutions compared to the many drawbacks of thermoset rubbers. Because TPEs do not require curing, they avoid use of nitrosamines and other hazardous leachables, offering better compliance with environmental regulatory requirements.