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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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Italian firm investing in US compounding facility

Tuesday, July 2nd, 2013 | Permalink

The SO.F.TER. Group (Forlì, Italy), one of the world’s largest independent compounders, is constructing a new compounding facility in the United States dedicated to the production, development and sale of plastic compounds based on polyamide, polypropylene, thermoplastic elastomers as well as other advanced plastics. Tagging Options Domain:  All Sites read more

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Glass roving optimized for acrylic composites

Monday, April 29th, 2013 | Permalink

A new glass roving specifically designed and formulated for acrylic resins allows for the manufacture and production of glass reinforced PMMA (polymethyl methacrylate) thermoplastic composites. From 3B-the fibreglass company (Battice, Belgium), the roving employs E-CR glass, which is an alumino-lime silicate with less than one weight-percent of alkali oxides that exhibits high acid resistance. Tagging Options Domain:  All Sites read more

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Plastic ‘bottle’ solution to plastic bottles

Wednesday, April 24th, 2013 | Permalink

The Anti-Bottle is a foldable, rollable, reusable plastic water bottle intended to address the concerns raised by traditional plastic bottles. An inner layer of polyethylene is bonded to two nylon layers to create a container that stands when full, can be tucked away when empty, and run through the dishwasher when needed. Besides being reusable, the Anti-Bottle is BPA- and phthalate-free, and said to be environmentally conscious by using less energy to manufacture and transport due to its reduced bulk. Tagging Options Domain:  All Sites Issue Date:  PT – April 2013 Keywords:  Kraiburg TPE thermoplastic elastomers read more

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Sil-Pro expands cleanroom and forecasts 25% sales growth

Monday, March 11th, 2013 | Permalink

Forecasting growth of 25% this year in medical sales, Sil-Pro (Delano, MN) recently expanded cleanroom molding capacity and is already planning a new cleanroom with additional equipment. The current growth is coming in thermoplastic injection molding for Sil-Pro, which was launched in 1998 as a silicone molding specialist and now has 20 LIM machines. The company also operates a Davis-Standard silicone extruder. Tagging Options Domain:  All Sites Keywords:  Sil-Pro medical plastics silicone LIM read more

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