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New liquid silicone rubber molding technology gives molders more process control

Monday, March 10th, 2014 | Permalink

Because it is biocompatible and withstands high temperatures, and has a number of desirable properties such as flexibility, transparency, and compatibility with thin-wall molding, liquid silicone rubber (LSR) is increasingly specified for medical applications . The material is used in catheters, tubing, and sealing caps, and the growing homecare sector will further fuel demand for the material. Tagging Options Domain:  All Sites Keywords:  injection Molding Medical Polymers materials and additives read more

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K 2013: Calcium carbonate as a product, process, sustainability enhancer

Tuesday, August 20th, 2013 | Permalink

Calcium carbonate is used to enhance mechanical properties and improve productivity in a wide variety of applications, from thin films to thicker sheets. Calcium carbonate specialist Omya will introduce two new ranges at K 2013, with both targeting the packaging sector. To read the full article, visit PlasticsToday’s K Channel site . Tagging Options Domain:  All Sites Issue Date:  PT – August 2013 Keywords:  Omya calcium carbonate K 2013

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Proprietary TPE could allow drug-eluting breast implants for cancer patients

Wednesday, August 14th, 2013 | Permalink

A proprietary polyisobutylene rubber, which has been used in drug-eluting stents, is seeking to replace silicone in breast implants, enabling reconstructive prostheses that fight and treat cancer, reduce the risk of inflammation, and transmit painkillers. Judit Puskas, a chemical and biomolecular engineering professor of polymer science at the University of Akron’s Pepartment of Polymer Science, and her team have developed a proprietary polyisobutylene rubber that is said to superior barrier and mechanical properties compared to silicone rubber. Tagging Options Domain:  All Sites Issue Date:  PT – August 2013 Keywords:  breast implant drug eluting Judit Puskas polyisobutylene read more

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World first: Daimler opts plastic engine support; replaces aluminum

Friday, March 8th, 2013 | Permalink

Daimler is installing the world’s first plastic engine support for the six-cylinder diesel engine used in the new GL Class. Compared to the previous aluminum support, the plastic part offers improved acoustical properties, better thermal insulating characteristics and a 30% weight advantage, while being able to withstand the same load. Tagging Options Domain:  All Sites read more

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