Teknor Apex to Show Off New Materials at MD&M West

Qmed Staff

December 30, 2015

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Teknor Apex to Show Off New Materials at MD&M West

The materials specialist Teknor Apex is seeing shifts in demands from medical device companies. Its product offerings at the MD&M West tradeshow will reflect these changes.

Qmed Staff

Custom compounder Teknor Apex (Pawtucket, RI) declares that it has assembled the broadest range of compounds in the medtech industry, which it will feature at MD&M West 2016 (Booth #2438) in Anaheim in February 9-11.

"We will be showing a new product selector guide, and a tubing 'kit' featuring tubing samples made with 13 different grades of Medalist tubing compounds positioned as alternatives to PVC, TPU, and silicone," says Ross van Royen, senior market manager for regulated products in the company's thermoplastic elastomer division. "These tubing samples make it easier for OEMs and processors to evaluate the haptics and opacity and translucency of our products versus injection molded plaque samples."

Teknor Apex is seeing a gradual shift in plastics specified by medical device companies--and the company says this change will be reflected in the products on display at its booth at MD&M West. "This year's emphasis will be on alternative material options to legacy plastics that have been historically used in medical devices, such as non-orthophthalate alternatives to DEHP and substitutions for Polycarbonate or ABS," says the firm's vinyl division industry manager, Peter Galland.

The company continues to offer DEHP-containing compounds that have been long used in the industry. Its line of

New products that will be on display at the show include the firm's Apex flexible PVC compounds with non-DEHP plasticizers, a Medalist TPE for solvent bonding, and a rigid PVC for connectors.

Its Apex line of tubing compounds also includes gamma-stable formulations and Apex rigid PVC products are offered for molded tubing connectors. The newest member to this product line is its Apex SCR, which provide strength similar to polycarbonate or ABS and excellent clarity. In addition, the product can reduce or eliminate the stress cracking that can occurs in PC or ABS at the interface with flexible PVC tubing.

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