Understanding Drawn Fiber: Polymers, Process, And Properties
Drawn fiber is an improved performance monofilament based on extrusion technology and found in a wide array of applications such as over-braiding for hoses, weaves as mist eliminators, medical braiding, instrument and racquet string, and strengthening for industrial belting applications.   Continue Reading..
Sutures And AEOS ePTFE Monofilament
One of the most successful synthetic materials with suture applications has been PTFE and its variant, expanded PTFE (ePTFE). ZEUS now offers Aeos ePTFE suture monofilament for safe and effective surgical interventions while being readily obtainable for non-exclusive or unbranded use.  Continue Reading..
Sterilize Bioabsorbable Medical Devices With Vaporized Peracetic Acid
This report explains how the innovative usage of vaporized peracetic acid (VPA) provides a safe, reliable, and versatile method for sterilizing bioabsorbable implants.  Continue Reading..
Bioabsorbable Materials 101
There are a wide variety of materials to choose from when it comes to micro medical components. In this article, MTD Micro Molding answers some of the most commonly asked questions about bioabsorbables.  Continue Reading..
Keys To Bioabsorbable Process Development: Consistency And Control Case Study
Keys To Bioabsorbable Process Development: Consistency And Control
A medical device company developed a bioabsorbable fixation design and concept that was commended by many surgeons in the industry. Unfortunately, after several years of working with a reputable molder, there was limited consistency and success in producing the part that was in their original drawings. MTD assisted the company by guiding them through material characterization and the development of a unique tooling construction concept to reduce...  Continue Reading..
Introduction To Liquid Crystal Polymers
Liquid polymer crystals are important in day to day use, especially in medical device fields and applications. This article introduces liquid crystal polymers and discusses their origin, structures, behaviors, and uses in thermoplastics and fibers with potentially broad applications.  Continue Reading..
Innovative Uses Of Ethylene Vinyl Acetate Polymers For Advancing Healthcare
Ethylene vinyl acetate (EVA) has a long and successful history of innovation in medical packaging, medical devices, and pharmaceutical applications. By Jose D. Reyes, Celanese Corporation  Continue Reading..
Liquid Silicone Rubber Takes The Heat
Unlike thermoplastics, which soften when heated, liquid silicone rubber (LSR) is created in high heat and can easily withstand high-heat applications.. This article discusses the merits of LSR, a comparison between thermoplastics and thermosets, and design considerations for LSR parts.  Continue Reading..