Enhanced component or assembly performance often requires advanced polymers including custom blends. This is particularly true designing fluid delivery systems, or for many static or dynamic applications. Minnesota Rubber and Plastics molds miniature components for these devices using custom blends of polyether ether ketone (PEEK), polycarbonate, polysulphone, Nylon, polyethylene, polypropylene, FKM and EPDM elastomers.
Many of these components are as small as 1 mm in diameter and weigh under 0.018 gram. Some of the performance benefits required of these small components include sterilizability, chemical compatibility, biocompatibility, toughness, durability and hydrolytic stability at elevated temperatures.
Combining these miniature components into an assembly that includes specialized seals and sealing devices is another core expertise of Minnesota Rubber and Plastics. By providing this range of options, designers are able to develop the best approach for solving a challenging application with an achievable, cost-effective result.
“We successfully design and deliver micro molded rubber and plastic components by focusing on creating value for our customers,” said Lih Fang Chew, global vice president of marketing at Minnesota Rubber and Plastics.
Minnesota Rubber and Plastics is an ISO 13485:2003 certified supplier with complete molding and assembly facilities. All materials are compliant with ISO 10993, USP Class VI and FDA requirements. These capabilities include both elastomers, plastic and silicone products molded in class 100,000 clean rooms.
The company provides comprehensive services in both engineering design and advanced materials development for its products. Assembly and packaging services complement high volume molded parts capabilities providing customers with critical quality and delivery requirements.
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