|Products and Services News|
A supplier has added two high-hardness grades to its series of thermoplastic vulcanizate (TPV) elastomers. Medalist MD-200 now includes compound MD-240 at 87 Shore A and MD-245 at 43 Shore D, the latter grade having a durometer roughly equivalent to 93 Shore A. The line of resilient, high-purity, nonhygroscopic compounds designed and qualified to substitute for rubber in medical device applications now includes grades ranging in Shore A durometer from an ultrasoft 15 through the hard compounds just introduced. Their rubber-like properties include low long-term compression set, high fatigue resistance, prolonged flex life, stability at high temperatures, abrasion resistance, and long-term sealability. Able to be extruded, injection-molded, and blow-molded, the hard grades are suited for the production of peristaltic tubes, collection and drainage tubes, vial, cap, and plug stoppers, seals and gaskets, device handles, ergonomic soft grips, valves, and diaphragms.
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