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Originally Published MPMN April 2005

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Various Tubing Types Provided by Precision Extruder

Precisely extruded thermoplastic tubing is available in quantities from prototype through production. The company manufactures single- and multilumen tubing in sizes up to 0.400 in. and to customer specifications. Bump, coextruded, and overextruded tubing are offered in both single- and multilumen varieties. Materials include thermoplastics, polyurethane, nylon, polypropylene, low-density polyethylene, and natural or filled polyesters. Real-time statistical process control is offered as well. The manufacturing facility is ISO 9001:2001 compliant. Dunn Industries Inc., Manchester, NH

Medical Extrusions Produced in a Pyrogen-Controlled Cleanroom

An extruder of thermoplastic materials operates in a Class 100,000 cleanroom and is ISO 9001:2000 and ISO 14001 certified. Capabilities include statistical process control documentation, on-line measurement controls, in-house wire EDM CAD/CAM systems, printing, bar coding, subassembly, and packaging. Single- and multilumen tubing, reinforced high-pressure tubing, coextrusions, and triextrusions are among the products offered. The company specializes in medical-grade flexible tubing, rigid tubing, and custom profiles. Class VI materials include PVC, polyethylene, polypropylene, polyurethane, polycarbonate, nylon, thermoplastic elastomers, and polyvinyl chloride alternatives. Just-in-time inventory and shipping programs are available. Two manufacturing facilities--one in Northborough and one in Athol, MA, total more than 140,000 sq ft. Bunzl Extrusion Massachusetts Inc., Athol, MA

Extruder Offers Single and Multilumen Thermoplastic Tubing

A custom extruder of small-diameter, tight-tolerance thermoplastic tubing offers design assistance as well. Products can be extruded as single- or multilumen, or coextruded using a variety of thermoplastic materials. Working closely with its customers, the company's experienced staff can provide solutions to design questions during the critical early stages of new product development. An in-house tool design and manufacturing department lends itself to rapid turnaround of product prototypes, according to the company. Precision Extrusion, Glen Falls, NY

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