PE Firm Genstar Capital acquires TekniPlex

Private equity firm Genstar Capital said this week it acquired advanced product manufacturer TekniPlex for an undisclosed amount. Wayne, Pa.–based Tekni-Plex develops products including medical tubings and compounds, pharma barrier films, dispensing components, closure liners and food packaging, the company said. “We are excited to be partnering with a proven, energetic and action-oriented management team. 

Reinforced silicone tubing: 6 things you need to know

Biocompatibility, flexibility and durability make extruded silicone a top medical device tubing choice. Keep these six things in mind when reinforcing it. Dan Sanchez, Trelleborg Sealing Solutions When it comes to their use in medical device, silicone tubes are getting even better –enhanced with a variety of reinforcements and coatings that help manufacturers meet the

What you need to know about heat shrink tubing

Heat shrink tubing comes in a range of materials for many medical applications. Custom materials are also available. Justin Fry, TE Connectivity Medical There is a lot more to medical tubing than extruded polymers. Heat shrink tubing, for instance, provides a range of materials intended to improve designs and solve engineering and manufacturing problems. For instance,

Tekni-Plex announces new $15 million China manufacturing facility

Tekni-Plex said today that it has invested $15 million in a new state-of-the-art manufacturing facility near Shanghai, in Suzhou, China. The new facility is meant to meet the growing needs of the Asia-Pacific medical device and pharmaceutical market, according to Wayne, Pa.–based Tekni-Plex. Some production is already underway at the more than 140,000-square-foot facility. Tekni-Plex is

TE Connectivity acquires MicroGroup

TE Connectivity has acquired MicroGroup, a Medway, Mass.–based provider of precision metal shafts for medical devices. The deal, which TE Medical SVP and general manager Paraic Curtis announced in a message to customers on May 1, is but the latest in a number of acquisitions TE has made in recent years to strengthen its medical device

Micro-manufacturing: 5 things you need to know

The health outcomes that minimally invasive surgical devices provide – shorter hospital stays and recovery periods – are as remarkable as the micro-manufacturing methods that produced the devices. Micro-manufacturing involves more than making conventional tooling smaller. Micro-extrusions and micro-molding also involve ultra-fine wires and electronic components. Helmbrechts, Germany-based Raumedic, which has its U.S. headquarters in

MD&M West 2017: 7 medical device industry supplier innovations

Updated Feb. 10, 2017 More than 20,000 engineers and executives headed to Anaheim, California, over the past week for MD&M West—which its creator UBM bills as the world’s largest annual medical device manufacturing event. The event boasts a multitude of medical device–related products and services, ranging from co-extrusion to metal cleaning fluids. Here are 7 of the

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Raumedic showing off tiny tubing, multilayer tubing at MD&M West

As a polymer component system provider for the medical technology and pharmaceutical industry, Raumedic will be exhibiting at the MD&M West show in Anaheim, Califoria in February. The company will be demonstrating its ability to implement customer ideas in products that expertly combine functionality and cost-effectiveness. This year, the themes guiding Raumedic’s presence at MDM

Vention Medical expands PEEK extrusion offerings online

Vention Medical has expanded its extrusion offerings to their online store, offering 25 new and different configurations of PEEK extrusion tubing. It offers 30 different sizes of extrusion tubing, with PEEK’s extrusion sizes ranging from 0.5 FR to 13 FR, an OD of 0.051 mm to 4.267 mm and wall thickness ranging from 0.424 mm

Guill releases new layer extrusion tooling

Guill has released the latest generation of its Series 800, the 2-to-6 layer extrusion tooling that is designed to produce the highest quality, highest material-efficient 1/8 in. to 6 in. OD tubing for automotive, medical, appliance and industrial applications. The redesigned Series 800 produces flawlessly smooth extrusion and layer definition of Fluropolymer and other materials for

Vention Medical has new medtech extrusion tubing services

Vention Medical recently announced three new services to aid its extrusion customers. “In the medical device industry, speed to market is everything. These tools and services are meant to help design engineers from startups to large device companies get quick access to the extrusions they need so they can develop clinically effective, complex devices and

Zeus unveils new website

Zeus announced a new website today. You can expedite finding the component, part, or polymer product you need by using their expanded content, new products and new tools. The changes they made simplify your search. Things to look for: New video library – Informational product videos and webinars in one easy-to-access location Calculator tool –

WilMarc Medical answers health care industry call to abolish toxic chemicals in devices

WilMarc Medical, a premier U.S. manufacturer of PVC-free and DEHP-free fittings, tubing and filters for anesthesia and other medical devices, announced the opening of a new manufacturing facility in Fort Collins, Colo. With this expansion, the company intends to provide employment to a larger number of people and boost the local economy. What makes the

What are the key considerations for choosing a tubing compound?

Peter M. Galland/Vinyl Division Industry Manager/Ross Van Royen/TPE Division Senior Market Manager/Teknor Apex Company Medical tubing manufacturers have a variety of compound options, ranging from flexible plastics to TPEs to natural and synthetic rubbers. The most widely used material by far is PVC, which for decades has been employed in numerous types of tubing. More

Qosina adds new barbed Kynar connectors to its product line

Qosina announced the addition of new barbed Kynar connectors, in stock and ready for immediate delivery. Configurations include straight connectors, elbow connectors, T connectors and reducers, which are constructed to fit a variety of both flexible and rigid tubing sizes, including 1/16, 3/32 and 1/8 inch ID. These BPA- and latex-free connectors are Reach and