High-speed assembly tool boosts medical potential for TPEs


Clean Room Devices, a specialist in tubing assembly equipment based in Westminster, CO, is introducing an Automatic Fitting Inserter that allows high-speed assembly of tapered-barb connectors and tubing made from thermoplastic elastomers (TPEs).

The technology development, which advances the potential replacement of polyvinyl chloride in medical applications, was announced at MD&M West in Anaheim, CA last month by Clean Room Devices and Teknor Apex Co. (Pawtucket, RI), which produces Medalist MD-500 TPEs and other plastics....
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