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Flame-retardant medical-grade TPU gains converts

Thursday, February 13th, 2014 | Permalink

Lubrizol Advanced Materials (Cleveland, OH) featured a flame-retardant medical-grade thermoplastic elastomer (TPE)—an industry first, according to the company—at MD&M West this week in Anaheim, CA. Flame retardancy is not typically among the litany of properties that medical device manufacturers demand of materials, but there is a need for it in some applications, according to Ralf Hüther, Global Medical Device Manager, LIfeScience Polymers, at Lubrizol. Tagging Options Domain:  All Sites Keywords:  Medical polymers Molding Extrusion read more

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Optical system removes black pellets with ease

Wednesday, April 10th, 2013 | Permalink

    A new optical pellet screening system employs a combination of LED illumination, cameras, and air blowers to detect and remove pellets with black spots from a stream of resi pellets with a resolution (spot size) of 0.03 mm. The Super Platon KP-10000T from Kubota (Tokyo) was recently installed at an Asian elastomer compounder. Tagging Options Domain:  All Sites read more

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Mexican medical plastics extruder switches catheter approach

Monday, March 18th, 2013 | Permalink

Mexican medical device molder and extruder Plásticos y Materias Primas (PyMPSA) swtiched from nylon to thermoplastic elastomer for a new catheter used in epidural anesthesia. Tagging Options Domain:  All Sites Issue Date:  PT – March 2013 Keywords:  medical plastics RTP elastomer read more

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Japanese firm sets up elastomer plant in Brazil

Thursday, February 14th, 2013 | Permalink

Chasing demand from a growing automotive industry in Brazil, Japan’s Mitsubishi Chemical (Tokyo) plans to construct a plant to manufacture its Thermorun olefin-based thermoplastic elastomer in the city if Atibaia, Sao Paulo State. The 4,600-tonnes/year is slated for start-up in the second quarter of 2014. Tagging Options Domain:  All Sites read more

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