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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
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...
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
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...
Res Solutions: Selecting The Right Materials For Your Parts
Res Solutions: Selecting The Right Materials For Your Parts There are more than 85,000 options for plastic materials listed in materials databases, and within those, there are 45 polymer families, which can be broadly classified into two categories: thermosets and thermoplastics. With a primary focus on the latter, this discussion offers some insight into material selection and common applications.  Continue Reading...
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  • Use Low-Cost Materials To Increase Target Emissivity
    Use Low-Cost Materials To Increase Target Emissivity

    Clean, unoxidized, bare metal surfaces have such low emissivity that they are difficult to measure with a thermal imaging camera. This application note describes how to use a variety of low-cost materials to increase target emissivity in many industrial R&D and electrical applications.

  • A PEEK Into The Future

    With the paradigm shift in patient treatment from surgical-based procedures to minimally invasive surgeries, extrusion advancements in invasive medical devices and procedural-based innovation are occurring on a daily basis.

  • PEEK Polymer Enables Breakthrough In Intervertebral Joint Fusion Technology
    PEEK Polymer Enables Breakthrough In Intervertebral Joint Fusion Technology

    Solvay Specialty Polymers, a leading global supplier of high-performance polymers, announced recently that Vertera Spine, a pioneer in advanced functional surface technologies for spine applications, chose its Zeniva polyetheretherketone (PEEK) polymer to develop PEEK Scoria, a novel porous surface technology for stable, cost-effective intervertebral joint fusion.

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