Medical device supplier takes a chance on Moldflon

After playing host to the global plastics industry last month during K 2013, Messe Düsseldorf turns its attention to all things medical, as Medica returns to the vast fairgrounds this week.

The largest medical tradeshow in the world, Medica also pays lip service to the suppliers of products and services to industry via the co-located Compamed event, which typically includes a good number of plastic tubing makers, molders and contract manufacturers. A regular participant, Raumedic (Helmbrechts, Germany) is once again showcasing its extrusion, molding, and assembly expertise to the medical technology industry at the show, but it's adding some new material to its usual pitch, as well. The company reached an agreement with ElringKlinger Kunststofftechnik (Bietigheim-Bissingen, Germany) last year to develop medical products using Moldflon, a thermoplastic formulated by ElringKlinger that reportedly retains the properties of PTFE while adding some attributes....

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