NEU Introduces New Line of Tungsten-Filled Compounds for Improved Medical Device Applications

NORTH HAVEN, CT (May 22, 2007) - NEU, a leading international engineering polymer compounder, has introduced a new series of medical grade resins with features and benefits not found in currently used radio opaque polymers. Specifically the new grades include TPUs, nylons (polyamids), olefins and other resins.

Medical device applications include, but are not limited to, products that require smooth surfaces along with markers within the body such as diagnostic catheters.

As compared to other materials currently being used, the new grades from NEU:
o produce smooth surfaces
o are easier to process, either by injection molding or extrusion
o exhibit excellent solvent resistance
o soften at body temperature
o have a high specific gravity

The compounded new materials, available in Shore hardness ranges from 75A to 75D, can be ordered in quantities ranging from 25 to 500,000 pounds.

NEU, founded in 1988, is a leading North American producer of smooth running, custom compounded engineering plastic and polyurethane compounds, serving customers around the globe. The company also offers a full range of technical services. Products are of the highest quality and consistency, custom created to solve demanding industrial and medical device manufacturing problems and design demands, whether they require lubricity, biocompatibility, strength, barrier or other properties. The firm is noted for exceptional twin and single screw melt compounds that are competitively priced and delivered quickly and reliably.

For more information on the new aromatic polyether-based, tungsten-filled TPUs, contact: (NEU) New England Urethane, Inc., 15 Corporate Drive, North Haven, CT 06473. Tel: 203-239-9639. Fax: 203-239-1192. Web: E-mail:

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