PT ZONE: Medical

PT Article Advanced Tri-Layer Tubing for Balloon Catheters
Putnam Plastics’ proprietary extrusion process produces tri-layer tubing with improved tensile, burst and elongation properties. More (+)
ADDITIVES: Special-Effect Colorants for Drug-Delivery Devices
Clariant launches new special-effect colorants for personal medical devices at MD&M West 2016. More (+)

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MATERIALS: Transparent, High-Heat-Resistant PESU for Healthcare Applications

Solvay's new medical-grade PESU boasts retention of transparency and stiffness at high temperatures.

MATERIALS: TPEs Have Enhanced Resistance to Antiseptic Cleaners

PolyOne's Versaflex HC overmolding TPEs for medical devices also have excellent bonding to other key plastics.

EXTRUSION: Laser Micrometer for Pipe, Tubing

High-speed gauge is for very small-diameter extrusions.

EXTRUSION: Quick-Change, Fast-Clean Die Head

New die family can be specified in a wide range of ID's.

PolyOne Acquires Certain TPE Technologies from Kraton

A broader offering of SBC-based TPEs will now be available from PolyOne.

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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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