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 … [Read more...] about WilMarc Medical answers health care industry call to abolish toxic chemicals in devices
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 … [Read more...] about What are the key considerations for choosing a tubing compound?
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 … [Read more...] about What are the best applications for ultra-thin-wall heat-shrink tubing?
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 … [Read more...] about Qosina adds new barbed Kynar connectors to its product line
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. … [Read more...] about What is co-extrusion tubing?