PT ZONE: Medical

World's Largest Most Advanced Recycling Development Center Open
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APPLICATION: Newborn Hearing Screener Features New Opaque Copolyester
Eastman's new opaque copolyester replaces PC/ABS in newborn hearing screener housing. More (+)


MATERIALS: High-Density Filled TPEs for ‘Weighty’ Products

Offer relatively low cost (starting at less than $2/lb), as well as scratch and mar resistance and x-ray opacity for medical devices.

Automation Eliminates Contamination

Many molders use robots to boost output and repeatability, but SSI also uses them to prevent contamination of critical diagnostic products.

FEA Software Predicts Material Response to Repeated Snap Fits

Modeling viscoelastic behavior is essential to understand changes in dimensions with repeated stress/strain exposure.

Rogan Corp. at 80: Growing in Medical, LSR, Two-Shot Molding

Bondable TPEs and LSRs support growth in two-shot molding for medical and other markets.

MATERIALS: Newcomer Compounder To U.S. Expands

Just one year after establishing its sales company here, Lehmann & Voss has further expanded its portfolio through a recent acquisition.

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Plastics are pervasive in medical, from tiny extruded catheters to tamper-evident medicine caps to huge MRIs that are built using thermoformed parts. Plastics have made health care simpler and less painful and made new techniques and prostheses possible. To compete in this market, processors need to have commitment to quality and consistency. In this zone you will learn about the tools, techniques, new materials and equipment that make this commitment possible.

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