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Products featured on the cover

Products featured on the cover

June 1997

Light-curable adhesive meets Class VI requirements

A UV/visible-light-curable adhesive cures in seconds when bonding flexible PVC and polycarbonate substrates in such medical devices as tubing connections, catheters, and oxygen mask assemblies. Tough, flexible Eccobond UV 9115 features a low viscosity, making the adhesive suitable for applications requiring flow around tight-fitting components or cure through UV-stabilized plastic substrates. It withstands gamma sterilization and complies with USP Class VI requirements. Grace Specialty Polymers, 55 Hayden Ave., Lexington, MA 02173. (800/832-4929)

Package tester verifies seal strength and creep resistance

An automated package tester features a new, simplified pneumatic fixure for testing burst seal strength and creep resistance of open-ended pouches. The fixture seals the test probe into porous and nonporous bags, pouches, and header bags for fast, accurate measurements. The BT-1000 package tester provides automatic control of the test cycle and shows a graphic plot of the resulting pressure curve. SQC data are shown on a liquid crystal display and can be printed or downloaded via RS-232 ports. T.M. Electronics Inc., 330 Tacoma St., Worcester, MA 01605. (508/856-0500)

Flexible films and compounds for disposable devices

PVC films and compounds and EVA films are available for such disposable medical devices as blood storage and processing units; drug-delivery and solution systems; and enteral feeding, urological, and drainage bags. Extrusion and injection molding grades are also offered. Products include formulations developed for EtO, steam, and gamma sterilization; compounds are available with DEHP, TOTM, Citrate, and other plasticizers. Ellay Inc., 6900 Elm St., Commerce, CA 90040. (213/725-0050)

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