Elastomeric materials

ENGEL have reported that more than 300 participants attended liquid silicone rubber seminars in mid-December in Shanghai and Dongguan, China. more

8 Jan 2014 14:22 News

Silicone manufacturer Trelleborg has published an insightful article about micro moulding with silicone. more

2 Jan 2014 11:15 Technology

Elasto Sweden, part of the Hexpol TPE group of companies, has expanded its Mediprene range of thermoplastic elastomers (TPE) for medical device applications with the addition of compounds optimised for blow moulding. more

18 Nov 2013 14:34 Technology

Integrated advances in liquid silicone rubber (LSR) technology were the key focus of presentations and demos, including ones from Arburg, Elmet, Albright and Sigma, at Shin Etsu Silicones of America's Open House in Akron, Ohio, USA. more

7 Nov 2013 10:42 News

Qosina has announced the availability of an in-line check valve from its range of medical device components. The part is in stock and available for immediate delivery under catalogue number 80190. more

4 Sep 2013 11:41 Devices

Actega ProvaMed

Source: Actega.

Ahead of its appearance as an exhibitor at the K show in October and Compamed in November, Actega has written about the benefits of its ProvaMed brand of medical grade TPEs, tested to ISO10993 and USP Class VI, for injection moulding. more

16 Aug 2013 10:35 Technology

Elmet nasal parts Shin-Etsu

Source: Shin-Etsu.

Advancements and innovations in LSR technology to be focus of event presentations and demonstration, along with nasal mask moulding demonstration on a 110 tonne Arburg all electric horizontal LSR moulding machine. GSDI and Elmet also presenting. more

15 Aug 2013 15:52 News

West Ready Pack Elastomer Stoppers

Source: West Pharmaceuticals.

West has introduced a new high quality elastomer formulation for syringe stoppers designed to reduce syringe reject rates by being compatible in terms of extractables and leachables and chemically pure. more

14 Aug 2013 08:58 Technology

The Institute of Plastics Processing (IKV—IKV—Institut für Kunststoffverarbeitung) at Aachen University in Germany has announced details of a new conference to be held at the the institute two days before the start of K 2013 in Düsseldorf. more

7 Aug 2013 13:50 News

DOW Infuse Table

Source: Dow.

Dow's Infuse OBCs are for blown films used in medical gloves and diapers. more

24 Apr 2013 15:52 Technology


Source: Kraiburg.

Kraiburg's Thermolast TPE has been tested and certified to passing ISO 10993-4, making it suitable for blood and drug contact devices. more

24 Apr 2013 15:34 Technology

France-headquartered resin manufacturer Arkema has announced that it has extended its range of specialty medical polyamides—including the Pebax brand of polyether block amide TPE and the Rilsan and Rilsamid brands of engineering nylons. more

3 Apr 2013 15:48 Technology

Flexible plastics, or elastomers, are versatile and necessary for a broad range of applications. A huge variety of polymer chemistries are involved in achieving elastomeric properties. This report provides a roundup of technologies and industry news. more

11 Feb 2013 10:09 Technology