New rigid PVC equals performance of PC in medical devices while reducing stress cracking

02/12/2015

When I interviewed Peter Galland from Teknor Apex (Pawtucket, RI) last month for an article on the PVC-free debate and the company's plans for NPE2015, he mentioned a project the company had been working on that involves replacing polycarbonate (PC) with a rigid PVC in a medical connector application. "We currently are gathering data on this, so I'm not sure that we will be ready to talk about it at MD&M West or even at NPE2015 in March," said Galland, who is Industry Manager, Medical and Other Regulated Compounds, in the compounder's vinyl division. Well, somebody's been burning the midnight oil over at Teknor Apex: a press release came through yesterday announcing that the technology would be introduced at next week's MD&M West exhibition and conference in Anaheim, CA.
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