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TPU and PEBA Compounds optimize catheter manufacturing.
Materials

TPU and PEBA Compounds optimize catheter manufacturing.

ProPell™ thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) and polyether block amide (PEBA) compounds minimize tackiness and friction in soft, flexible polymers, to ensure optimal manufacturing and handling of medical catheters. Using non-migratory additive, compounds do not alter physical properties of unmodified polymers. Parts produced from TPU have coefficient of friction of 0.05, while those made from PEBA...

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Nano-Reinforced Composites target medical devices.
Adhesives & Sealants

Nano-Reinforced Composites target medical devices.

Incorporating ultra-fine nano platelets that interact with polymer structure to increase flexural properties and optimize rigidity of component, Nano-Reinforced Compounds achieve reinforcement loadings up to 30% by weight for minimally invasive devices such as catheters. Nano-reinforced compounds for thin-wall medical devices include nylons, TPEs, and thermoplastic polyurethanes. With...

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Drug Delivery Film/Rod can be custom blended and extruded.
Materials

Drug Delivery Film/Rod can be custom blended and extruded.

Custom extruded film and rod can be made with customer-specified active pharmaceutical ingredients and range of polymer formulations, including EVA, bioresorbable, and water-soluble polymers. With output intended to aid implant, patch, and oral drug delivery applications, approach combines material blending with direct extrusion shape forming. Production capabilities include drug/polymer films in...

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TPE Resin is suited for processing medical catheters.
Adhesives & Sealants

TPE Resin is suited for processing medical catheters.

NanoMed-® EX compounds are manufactured using particles with dimensions of less than one nanometer, which are dispersed throughout Pebax polymer based matrix. Suitable for cardiovascular and neurovascular catheter applications, high-flexibility resins are also designed for catheter extrusion processing, where small diameters, thin walls, tight tolerances, and smooth surfaces are required. Resins...

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Radiopaque Filler meets needs of medical device industry.
Adhesives & Sealants

Radiopaque Filler meets needs of medical device industry.

Added to polymers to make catheters and other medical devices visible under fluoroscopy or x-ray imaging, Foster Bismuth Subcarbonate delivers performance at extrusion step of supply chain that helps improve yields and achieve thinner wall thicknesses. Particle morphology and dispersion characteristics optimize stability in extrusion process, while other properties promote smooth surface.

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