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Dropping DEHP plasticizer? Do so with care

Monday, September 9th, 2013 | Permalink

Care is required when mating nonvinyl thermoplastic to plasticized PVC, according to a new study by specialty compounder Teknor Apex Co. (Pawtucket, RI). The study examines plasticizer migration as it may affect non-PVC thermoplastics that are widely used for medical device components which come into contact with components made of PVC. Tagging Options Domain:  All Sites Keywords:  Teknor Apex phthalates read more

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Dropping DEHP plasticizer? Do so with care

PVC group joins Swedish project to help increase recycling of medical plastic waste

Wednesday, July 24th, 2013 | Permalink

A Swedish waste management project is hoping to establish a sustainable management system for medical plastic waste through close collaboration between various stakeholders and field projects. The healthcare industry generates quite a lot of plastic waste, according to a news release. More than 40% of all plastic-based disposables medical devices are made from PVC. The aim of the project is to investigate how this fraction of medical waste can best be recycled. Tagging Options Domain:  All Sites Keywords:  medical plastics news PVC recycling read more

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Coupling agent enables PVC replacement by polyolefins in W&C

Tuesday, June 25th, 2013 | Permalink

A new series of coupling agents reportedly allow halogen-free polyolefin compounds to efficiently replace PVC in flame retardant wire and cable solutions. Polybond modifiers are supplied by Addivant USA (Middlebury, CT), the former antioxidant and UV stabilizer solutions business of Chemtura . Tagging Options Domain:  All Sites read more

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Bioplastic PHA puts new muscle in flexible PVC compounds

Wednesday, June 12th, 2013 | Permalink

New research from Metabolix is putting an interesting twist on the fitness-of-PVC-for-medical applications debate. Naturally produced plastics called polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHAs) can be used as a modifier to significantly improve the physical properties of a PVC compound while simultaneously reducing the amount of phthalate plasticizers needed to make the material flexible for applications such as bags and tubing. Tagging Options Domain:  All Sites Keywords:  PVC phthalates Metabolix read more

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MD&M East: Calendered TPE challenges PVC

Monday, June 10th, 2013 | Permalink

The battle to replace flexible PVC film in medical applications with other materials will ratchet up a notch with new technologies that will be shown at MD&M East in Philadelphia June 18-20. Tagging Options Domain:  All Sites Issue Date:  PT – June 2013 Keywords:  MD&M East PVC TPE read more

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