What are the best applications for ultra-thin-wall heat-shrink tubing?

Mark A. Saab/Chief Technology Officer/Vention Medical Ultra-thin-wall, medical-grade heat-shrink tubing is used in a variety of catheters and minimally invasive medical devices. Polyester (PET) heat-shrink tubing stands out from other heat-shrink tubing due to its ultra-thin walls, high strength and insulative properties. It is 10 to 100 times thinner than other heat-shrink tubing and more

What is co-extrusion tubing?

Tom Moore/Technical Sales Manager/Raumedic Inc.  Co-extrusion presses two or more materials through a single die, resulting in one piece. It requires two or more extruders, each providing a pre-measured quantity of molten plastics for the end product. Co-extruded tubing serves many purposes in the medical market, particularly with medical devices. Co-extruded tubes can contain internally hardened tubes

RSX extreme-force actuator designed for hydraulic cylinder replacement

Tolomatic’s new RSX hydraulic-class electric linear rod actuator meets the need for extreme forces and is an ideal choice for replacing hydraulic cylinders. Designed and tested for 100% duty cycle, the actuator’s roller-screw drive ensures long, consistent life. Applications include pressing, punching, stamping, riveting, fastening, joining, injection molding and sawmilling. The Tolomatic RSX family of

Bluestar Silicones and Graham Engineering partner for medical tubing testing and development

Graham Engineering and Bluestar Silicones jointly announced that Graham Engineering will lend equipment, including an American Kuhne 1.5 in. ULTRA RS silicone lab extruder and extrusion processing expertise, to create a silicone extrusion line at Bluestar Silicones’s 226,000 square foot technical center in York, S.C. for the collaboration. The site includes state-of-the-art clean rooms and

Trelleborg delivers low-friction seals to support infusion pumps

Trelleborg Sealing Solutions showcases its wide range of medical device and life science solutions including liquid silicone rubber parts, coatings, tubing and hose and an array of rubber-molded and multi-component products used to support advanced infusion devices and transdermal drug delivery at MD&M East in New York City. The choice of material compound, coating and

Simple, yet essential: Innovation in medical tubing design

Like the human bodies they’re designed to treat, medical devices are often composed of disparate systems. Linking those systems, much like the vasculature of the human body, are systems of tubes. Tubing provides passage for gas, fluid, electronics, and even micro-sized devices to travel seamlessly. With modern designs, tubes are often slated to play double-duty,

What are tubing connectors?

Tubing connectors for medical applications come in an almost endless variety, but the recent thrust in their design is to prevent accidental connections. For instance, by one estimate a hospital room could have nine different fluids in use, making the possibility of a misconnection too high. That makes it important to have a simple and

12-page paper explains thin-wall polyester heat-shrink tubing for medical devices

Vention Medical offers this 12 page brochure to discuss company capabilities. It is written by the company CTO Mark Saab. The Introduction and first page are here. For the rest: http://goo.gl/c6Zqpm The demand for less-invasive medical procedures is a major driving force in the medical device industry today. Smaller and thinner is better, especially in

Report: Precision Extrusion to add jobs after medical device tax suspension

Precision Extrusion is reportedly adding to its workforce now that the medical device tax has been temporarily suspended. President Barack Obama last month signed an omnibus tax and spending bill that pauses the medical device tax for 2 years. The 2-year hiatus on the 2.3% levy on all U.S. sales of medical devices is estimated to cost $3.4 billion,

Industry’s broadest range of compounds for tubing to be featured at MD&M West 2016

Teknor Apex Company has developed the industry’s broadest range of compounds for tubing, and it will feature these products at MD&M West 2016 (Booth 2438). Teknor Apex now offers a comprehensive portfolio of medical-grade tubing compounds, including Apex flexible PVC, Flexalloy PVC elastomers, and Medalist® thermoplastic elastomers (TPEs). In addition, the company has developed Apex

New products from Teknor Apex include flexible PVC compounds with non-DEHP plasticizers, a Medalist TPE for solvent bonding and a rigid PVC for connectors

Teknor Apex now offers a comprehensive portfolio of medical-grade tubing compounds, including Apex flexible PVC, Flexalloy PVC elastomers, and Medalist thermoplastic elastomers (TPEs). In addition, the company has developed Apex SCR stress crack resistant rigid PVC compounds for tubing connectors. In addition to the DEHP-containing compounds that have long been the industry workhorse for tubing,

Pexco buys Precision Extrusion

Pexco said today that it acquired Precision Extrusion for an undisclosed amount. Glens Falls, N.Y.-based Precision Extrusion makes single lumen, multilumen, and co-extrusion tubing, acetal mandrel solid rods, wire-reinforced products and angiographic and guide catheter solutions, Pexco said. Alpharetta, Ga.-based Pexco is owned by Odyssey Investment Partners. “The acquisition represents yet another step begun in 2012 in

Positioning peristaltic rollers allows more precise dispensing

David Bach / BST-Bach Solutions & Technology, LLC Accurate dispensing affects a great deal of drug development and delivery. For instance, leading-edge pharmaceuticals, bio-tech “designer molecules” and high-potency compounds are tremendously expensive and come with difficult safety concerns that require accurate dispensing and aspirations. Many of these compounds are composed of proteins or synthetic molecular chains

CPC quick disconnect products adds dual port couplings

CPC (Colder Products Company), the leading provider of quick disconnect couplings and fittings for plastic tubing, announces the addition of the DPC Series Couplings to its quick disconnect product offering. Designed specifically for use with dual fluid lines, the DPC Series couplings offer intuitive, simultaneous connections and disconnections with a single thumb latch. “By adapting

Teknor Apex to showcase wide range of PVC compounds for medical devices at Medtec China

Building on its international leadership role as a supplier of medical-grade PVC compounds, Teknor Apex Company has developed flexible and rigid formulations that address the special needs of device manufacturers. The company will highlight these capabilities at Medtec China 2015. “Teknor Apex produces or markets medical-grade PVC compounds in China, Singapore, Europe, and the United