Tubing

  • Fundamental Aspects of Medical Extrusion
    To successfully extrude medical tubing, a number of factors must be considered, including the manufacturing environment, material properties and the function of the finished device.
    (November, 2013)
  • Fully Automated Welder Joins Small- and Large-Diameter Liquid-Filled TPE Tubing
    A welding system enables the sterile connection of liquid-filled thermoplastic tubing with outer diameters measuring up to 1 inch. The BioWelder Total Containment unit from Sartorius Stedim Biotech is suited for use on disposable bags or bag assemblies in all biopharmaceutical manufacturing processe...
    (August, 2012)
  • Automated Welder Joins Small- and Large-Diameter Liquid-Filled TPE Tubing
    A welding system enables the sterile connection of liquid-filled thermoplastic tubing with outer diameters measuring up to 1 inch. The BioWelder Total Containment unit from Sartorius Stedim Biotech is suited for use on disposable bags or bag assemblies in all biopharmaceutical manufacturing processe...
    (July, 2012)
  • Vinyl Compounds with Phthalate-Free Plasticisers Introduced
    Flexible vinyl compounds incorporating phthalate-free plasticisers are available for medical and other applications from Teknor Apex Co. The BioVinyl materials, which enable manufacturers to reduce the carbon footprint of their products, can be used to extrude medical tubing and fabricate masks...
    (April, 2012)
  • Extrusion Systems Can Process Pellets or Powder without Degrading Material Properties
    Gimac provides extrusion systems, dies and related equipment for catheter manufacturers. The company's extruders can process pellets or powder without degrading material properties such as molecular weight or mechanical resistance, even when PLLA HMW or other bioabsorbable polymers are used. Tubes ...
    (November, 2011)
  • Miniature Parts Can Be Produced Cost-Effectively with Extrusion
    To respond to demand from customers for miniature parts that can be produced at high volumes cost-effectively, Morgan Technical Ceramics GBC Materials now offers extruded micro-sized rods and tubes made from high-purity alumina and steatite materials. Extruding the parts reduces production costs com...
    (November, 2011)
  • Digital Controller Allows for Automated Setting of Gap Between Puller Belts on Puller/Cutter for Extruders
    Conair has automated setting and control of the gap between puller belts of its MedLine puller/cutter. A small servomotor, in-line planetary-gear reducer and digital controller replace the conventional manual adjustment wheel used to establish and maintain the gap between belts, and the consequent p...
    (November, 2011)
  • Guide Catheters Come with PTFE Liner
    Precision Extrusion, a manufacturer of thermoplastic tubing components, has expanded its portfolio to include semifinished products. Precision Extrusion now manufactures braided angiographic catheters in 4F to 7F sizes and guide catheters in 5F to 8F sizes. The products are manufactured with a varia...
    (November, 2011)
  • Company Supplies Ultralow Air Pressure Regulators and Controllers
    On Line Controls Inc. supplies tubing extrusion manufacturers with ultralow air pressure regulators and controllers. The company offers MicroAir I, an ultralow air pressure regulator; MicroAir II, an air pressure regulator and controller that accepts contact closures; and MicroAir IV, a high-speed p...
    (November, 2011)
  • Extrusion Die Is Designed for Easy Cleaning
    Guill Tool & Engineering’s new Series 819 EZ, a low-volume precision MediFlow extrusion die, is designed to enable easy and fast cleaning of the die. Extruding advanced tubing that is as fine or even finer than a human hair leaves residue in the chamber that can create unnecessary and unwa...
    (November, 2011)
  • Machine Integrates Cutting, Slitting and Flaring of Thermoplastic Tubing into One Process
    The Accu-Flare CSF is the first machine to fully integrate cutting, slitting and flaring of thermoplastic tubing into one process, according to its manufacturer, ASG Medical Systems. Capable of processing such materials as silicone, PTFE and PEEK, the system features four operating modes: cut; cut a...
    (October, 2011)
  • MEDTEC Ireland Preview: Custom Medical Tubing Is Made with USP Class VI Biocompatible Materials
    MicroLumen manufactures high-performance custom medical tubing for critical applications and minimally invasive medical devices. Polyimide is a thermoset plastic with excellent mechanical, thermal and chemical properties. Typical applications include cardiovascular and urological catheters and stent...
    (September, 2011)
  • MEDTEC Ireland Preview: Alternative Materials and Plasticisers Are Phthalate-Free and Feature Low Migration
    Raumedic will present a broad product spectrum of extruded, injection moulded and assembled products. On display will be multilayer tubing with up to four different materials, microtubing with radiopaque stripes, and multilumen and thin-walled tubing. For biopharmaceutical processes, the company o...
    (September, 2011)
  • Interface Catheter Solutions Upgrades Tubing Welding Machine
    Interface Catheter Solutions has announced upgrades to its tubing welding machine, model TBW-500. The new vision system upgrade offers an LCD display designed to improve visibility of the welding operation. The TBW-500 now also offers a quick-exchange welding jaw for fast and simple setup. The ne...
    (August, 2011)
  • Optinova Opens Facility in the United States
    Optinova specialises in precision extrusion of tubing for medical applications according to customer specifications, with a focus on fluoropolymers for infusion and cardio and vascular application areas. The 6500-m² facility in Åland has a staff of roughly 140 employees and a production a...
    (August, 2011)
  • MEDTEC Europe Preview: Plasma-based System Developed for the Internal Treatment of Tubes
    Diener electronic GmbH & Co. KG has developed and built a system for plasma-based internal treatment of tubes. Whereas plasma reaches drilled holes relatively well and easily, the internal treatment of tubes and catheters has been a challenge. The only possible way to treat tubes internally is t...
    (March, 2011)
  • Nitinol Tubing Suited for a Variety of Medical Device Applications
    AMT specialises in the production of seamless nitinol straight length tubing. The company’s MEDiTUBE line is suited for a variety of medical device applications. The manufacturer prides itself in having produced the world’s first continuous hydrophilic-coated tubing and rectangular nitin...
    (December, 2010)
  • Silicone Tubing Is Nonreactive to Body Tissues and Fluids
    Medical-grade silicone tubing and hose from NewAge Industries are suitable for applications such as medical devices, surgical drains, peristaltic pumps, dental equipment, blood and biological fluid handling and dialysis machinery. The silicone elastomer used in the company’s products meets USP...
    (December, 2010)
  • Thermoplastic Tubing Offered in Single- and Multi-Lumen Varieties
    Offering a range of extrusion capabilities for medical device applications, VistaMed specialises in the production of thermoplastic tubing to tight tolerances. The company works with a range of materials in different degrees of hardness, colour and radiopaque grades. Examples of the company’s ...
    (December, 2010)
  • Flexible Tubing Supports Precise Control of Flow Rate
    A line of tubing and components is lightweight and flexible, yet strong enough to provide a leak-free performance and the ability to precisely control flow rate. The basis of the Minstac line is a collet-lock system, which allows the chamfering of Teflon tubing and threading a specially designed col...
    (December, 2010)
  • Tubing Manufacturer Offers Cutting, Punching, Printing and Coating Services
    Degania Silicone has more than 25 years of experience producing silicone products for manufacturers of medical devices. Its standard Silclear tubing line is supplemented by the company’s custom tubing development programme. Materials used in the firm’s products range from USP VI to long-...
    (December, 2010)
  • Steel Tubing Offered in Bar and Coil Form
    Redrawn precision tubes, both in bar and coil form, are produced by Tecnofar using tungsten inert gas welding. The company can produce cut pieces measuring a few millimetres in length that are burr-free. The manufacturer’s tubes are produced using stainless steels. Certified to ISO 9001:2000,...
    (December, 2010)
  • PVC and Silicone Tubing Offered by Disposable Medical Component Manufacturer
    A manufacturer of disposable medical components offers a variety of PVC and silicone tubing for medical device applications. The company also offers IV products such as IV regulators, pressure and extension lines, as well as infusion and perfusion lines. The manufacturer maintains documented and cer...
    (December, 2010)
  • Proximally Reinforced Tubing Promises Happy Endings for Catheter Manufacturers
    Custom catheter tubing with a reinforced proximal end and nonreinforced distal end is manufactured by Polymedex by means of an integrated extrusion, wire wrapping and welding technique. The method reportedly produces higher yields and reduces process variability compared with hand lay-up assembly te...
    (September, 2010)
  • Tube connectors
    Quick-connect tubing connections for medical devices expand the specialist manufacturer’s product line. Polycarbonate fittings join the previously existing FitQuik connectors moulded from nylon and medical-grade polypropylene. All precision-moulded, the connectors in this family are supplied i...
    (September, 2010)