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Medical Product Manufacturing News, November/December 2015

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M e d i c a l P r o d u c t M a n u f a c t u r i n g n e w s q m e d . c o m / m p m n 2 0 n o v e M b e r / d e c e M b e r 2 0 1 5 learn more about tubing at medical-tubing-processing pVc Tubing teknor apex co. has developed flexible and rigid medical-grade Pvc formulations that address the needs of device manufacturers. the compounds, which comply with global regulations, include alternatives to deHP-plasticized compounds. while deHP-plasticized flexible Pvc has long dominated medical device manufacturing, the company's non-deHP formulations are suited for an array of medical device applications. its gamma-stable compounds are clear and resist discoloration and other defects upon being sterilized by gamma irradiation. flexible extrusion grades range in hardness from 60 to 90 shore a, while injection molding grades range from 55 to 95. the company's stress-crack resistant alternative to polycarbonate can be used for connectors and check valves. ■ Teknor Apex co. Pawtucket, ri Stopcocks and Tube Fittings nordson Medical, a supplier of fluid-management components to the medical device industry, has added fc-series stopcocks and PQc-series small-bore quick-connect tube fittings to its product portfolio. the chemical-resistant stopcocks facilitate flow control for liquids and gases using an on-off diverter. offered in one-, three-, and four- way configurations, they are available in standard and high-flow versions, and offered in polycarbonate, Pei, or nylon. diverters are made of high-density polyethylene. the quick-connect fittings come in multiple port configurations, including threaded, in-line straight, elbowed, and panel-mount, with both valved and nonvalved options. they are available in acetal and polypropylene, feature a triple-barb style for maximum sealing capability with semirigid tubing, and fit small tubing with outside diameters down to 1/4 and 1/8 in. ■ nordson medical fort collins, co Thermoplastic extrusion raumedic ag is a development partner and system supplier for the medical and pharmaceutical industry with particular expertise in extrusion, injection molding, and assembly. at Md&M Minneapolis, the company recently showcased its extrusion process technology capabilities for thermoplastic Ptfe Moldflon. the company has taken steps to further leverage their agreement with elringklinger whereby rauMedic has cleanroom extrusion rights to process Ptfe Moldflon. unlike traditional Ptfe that is processed from a batch ram extrusion process, Ptfe Moldflon is processed continuously on a single screw melt extruder. this is advantageous for long continuous tubing production runs and for Ptfe with co-extruded radiopaque stripes. Ptfe Moldflon is a biocompatible thermoplastic with similar physical properties to traditional Ptfe such as continuous service temperature, coefficient of friction, tensile strength, and dielectric constant. ■ Raumedic Mills river, nc Standard medical Balloons teleflex Medical oeM offers an expansive range of standard medical balloons in addition to custom balloon offerings. non-compliant, semi-compliant, and compliant balloons in an assortment of diameters and lengths are available. Medical balloons are components used in many minimally invasive surgeries. included in the standard selection are balloons for percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty and percutaneous transluminal angioplasty. additional standard offerings include endoscopy multi-pressure balloons and balloons for transcatheter aortic valve implantation. custom balloon development and manufacturing services are also offered. the company's medical balloon team boasts that it has more than 25 years of experience in balloon development and manufacturing for a variety of minimally invasive procedures which include cardiovascular, structural heart, peripheral vascular, neurovascular, orthopedic, pulmonary, general surgery, gynecological, and urological applications. the company also can manufacture finished balloon catheters. ■ Teleflex medical oem gurnee, il tubing SpoTLIGHT

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