A family of five new TPE grades for medical tubing is said to have FDA compliance with “extremely low extractables” for cleaner compounds that address health, environmental, and safety concerns. Newly available from GLS Thermoplastic Elastomers, a PolyOne business, McHenry, Ill., these Versaflex HC grades are made without phthalate plasticizers or halogens, allowing tubing manufacturers to comply with current and anticipated regulations. All five grades can be extruded or injection molded, allowing use of a single material for tubing and connectors. Three of the grades (85 to 95 Shore A) boast high clarity for applications such as IV tubing, and the other two (57 to 60 A) are translucent and reportedly provide excellent high-temperature performance for autoclaving. (800) 457-8777 • www. glscorp.com
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