Medical polymers market size worth $17.05 billion by 2020

The global medical polymers market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 8.4% from 2014 to 2020, according to a new report by Grand View Research. Shifting trends towards substitution of conventional materials by high performance polymers such as polypropylene and PVC in medical devices coupled with growing demand for medical equipments from emerging Asian healthcare

Catheter market is expected to reach $46.05 billion by 2020

The global catheter market is expected to reach USD 46.05 billion by 2020, according to a new report by Grand View Research. Key factors driving the market growth include growing prevalence of obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular diseases and rising demand for minimally invasive procedures. Introduction of advanced catheters with improved efficacies and increasing number of minimally invasive

ONEX RF extends its line of catheter tip forming systems

ONEX RF has expanded its line of catheter tip forming systems to include a new model that is designed for standard and precision tipping applications. Since introducing its first machine in year 2007, the company has taken great pride in manufacturing catheter tipping systems that offer outstanding productivity, quality and safety. Everyone is looking to gain a

Fluid connectors and quick disconnects for IVD equipment from CPC

Colder Products Company (CPC) offers thousands of tubing connectors, quick disconnects and fittings for smart fluid handling in IVD and analytical equipment. Non-spill connectors speed testing throughput by eliminating drips, preventing air inclusion and increasing operator safety. Panel mount connectors can be added to existing equipment or bottle caps to provide secure, leak-free connections. Puncture

How tubing innovators are improving minimally invasive surgery

It may not be trending on Twitter, but minimally invasive surgery (MIS) is one of the hottest areas in healthcare today. Since its inception in the mid-1960s, clinicians and medical technology leaders around the world have explored ways to employ MIS in a wide array of diagnostic and therapeutic procedures. Never has the need for

Tegra Medical offers quick wire and hypotubing fix

Device prototyping and tests often need wire and hypotubing in short order. Providing a solution to this need, Tegra Medical presents its online store. Order for standard wire and hypotubing that are in store and inventory lengths can be shipped by 1 p.m. EST for next-day delivery. The materials available include: • Steel Wire • Nitinol

Zeus offers product sampling program to its customers

One of the biggest blocks OEMs run across when generating prototypes is lack of immediate access to high-quality materials. Zeus has an answer: A free-sampling program is being rolled out to all Zeus customers to provide tubing samples that typically arrive overnight and free of charge. Known as the Zeus Virtual Sample Locker (VSL), the

RAUMEDIC presents Thermoplastic PTFE Moldflon Tubing at MD&M East

RAUMEDIC is a development partner and system supplier for polymer products for the medical technology and pharmaceutical industry. At MD&M East in New York, the company presents the newest innovations from the world of polymers. Thermoplastic PTFE Moldflon tubing, unique silicone molding parts and innovative catheter systems will be the highlights at booth 1245. As

International Polymer Engineering introduces high-performance polymers for custom extrusions

International Polymer Engineering (IPE), introduced a broad, new range of high-precision microbore tubing, monofilaments and profiles made of high-performance thermoplastics from Solvay Specialty Polymers. These innovative products offer advanced solutions for medical, aerospace, military and industrial applications. IPE has seen growing customer demand for extrusions made of high-performance thermoplastics due to their ease of manufacturing and

Applied Plastics nitinol forming mandrels for welding and tipping

Applied Plastics Co., has introduced a line of bendable, PFOA free Teflon coated nitinol forming mandrels for fuse welding and tipping operations that withstand very high temperatures. Applied Plastics Nitinol PTFE Natural Forming Mandrels are kink-resistant, making them ideal for fuse welding and tipping operations for long, small diameter medical tubing. Featuring a smooth surface with

Helix Medical acquires silicone tubing portfolio

Helix Medical LLC has acquired the silicone tubing product line of W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc. (Gore). Effective immediately, Helix Medical will supply Gore’s existing pharmaceutical and biotech customers with GORE Silicone Tubing and GORE Reinforced Silicone Hose for fluid transfer and peristaltic pump operations. “This acquisition is a strategic expansion of our successful

New PVC reduces stress cracking

A breakthrough in PVC technology now makes it possible for rigid PVC to replace polycarbonate (PC) in clear medical components such as connectors and check valves, obtaining comparable strength and clarity while reducing or eliminating the stress cracking that often occurs in PC at the interface with flexible PVC components such as tubing. Teknor Apex