Vesta Introduces Kink-Resistant Tubing at MD&M West

February 18, 2010

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Vesta Introduces Kink-Resistant Tubing at MD&M West

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Vesta's kink-resistant medical-grade silicone tubing will be offered in sizes ranging from 1 to 6 mm ID.

Adding to its ExtruMed line of precision extrusion technologies, Vesta (Franklin, WI) is introducing a new method for manufacturing kink-resistant medical-grade silicone tubing, samples of which it presented at MD&M West 2010. The company's proprietary manufacturing platform enables the creation of kink-resistant tubing in an integrated manufacturing process, representing an improvement over current production techniques.The process for manufacturing the kink-resistant tubing has been in development for more than 12 months. The tubing consists of a silicone inner and outer layer, in addition to an embedded reinforcing member with a spiral wind that runs the length of the extrusion. Development samples have demonstrated strong process capabilities at 1.5 mm ID."This new technology will offer our customers a cost advantage over current product designs while significantly increasing product performance and reducing the risk of product failure," comments Bill Woinowski, Vesta's R&D manager. The company expects to offer tubing in sizes ranging from approximately 1 to 6 mm ID, without durometer or tensile-member limitations.

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