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Tekni-Plex will present a paper on Improving Tolerance During Manufacturing: Polymer Mandrels Applications for Interventional Catheter Development on Tuesday, February 5th, during the MD&M West show, Anaheim Convention Center, Anaheim, California.
Dan Lazas, Tekni-Plex senior director of medical components, will offer attendees insights on mandrels that are commonly used in the manufacturing of endovascular catheters to retain inside diameter dimensions and tolerances. Topics that will be covered during the presentation include mandrel application, selection and design for manufacturability.
The use of polymer mandrels has proliferated in recent years due to the increase in cardiovascular and neurovascular guide catheter innovations and demand for thin wall, tight tolerance designs. The most common application for polymer mandrels is the production of braid reinforced catheter shafts. These mandrels maintain inside diameter shapes and tolerances during extrusion of the thermoplastic inner layer, stainless steel braided middle, reinforcing layer, and extruded thermoplastic overcoat. Such constructions are common for cardiovascular diagnostic catheters.
Polymer mandrels are also used to produce thin wall tubing with tight tolerances that cannot otherwise be produced using free-extrusion. For example, polymer marker bands used on balloon catheters are cut from thin wall polymer tubing with high loadings of tungsten filler to enhance visibility under fluoroscopy. This material is too heavy to retain shape during free form extrusion and requires support by a mandrel of the inside diameter.
The latest in unit dose packaging and films for pharmaceutical and medical device applications will be featured by Tekni-Plex Europe at CPHI InnoPack, November 5-7, Frankfurt, Germany, stand 111G70. As a result of Tekni-Plex’s recent Lameplast acquisition, the company will be discussing semi-automatic and fully automatic Pentafill™ fill/seal machines for its injection molded unit-dose packaging.
Tekni-Plex has purchased automation equipment solutions manufacturer MMC Packaging Equipment Ltd. which will become part of Tekni-Plex’s Tri-Seal business. Headquartered in Laval, in the Montreal metropolitan region, Québec, Canada, MMC has a three-decade long reputation as a leading automation equipment manufacturer including cap lining, slitting/folding, assembling and closing systems.
A Tekni-Plex subsidiary has purchased Brazilian closure liner manufacturer Geraldiscos, which will become part of Tekni-Plex’s Tri-Seal business. Headquartered in Santana de Parnaiba, a suburb of São Paulo, Geraldiscos is known for manufacturing innovative closure liners and induction seals for a wide variety of container types including PP, PE, HDPE, PVC, PET and glass.
Tekni-Plex has purchased Italian healthcare packaging company Lameplast SpA from Milan-based private equity firm Aksìa Group. Lameplast will become part of Tekni-Plex’s global Tekni-Films business. Headquartered in Rovereto sul Secchia near Modena, the company is a leading Italian manufacturer of plastic single/multi-dose containers for pharmaceutical, diagnostic, medical device, veterinary and cosmetic applications.
Tekni-Plex has completed the acquisition of three manufacturing facilities from Amcor’s Flexible Packaging business unit. The facilities—located in Madison and Milwaukee, Wisconsin and Ashland, Massachusetts— provide a broad portfolio of sterilizable medical device packaging substrates including coated and uncoated Tyvek, heat-seal and cold-seal coated paper and films, medical grade laminates and die-cut lids and labels.
Tekni-Plex signs definitive purchase agreement to acquire three Amcor manufacturing facilities
Tekni-Plex has signed a definitive purchase agreement to acquire three manufacturing facilities from Amcor’s Flexible Packaging business unit. The facilities provide a broad portfolio of sterilizable medical device packaging substrates including coated and uncoated Tyvek, heat-seal and cold-seal coated paper and films, medical grade laminates and die-cut lids and labels.
Genstar Capital, a leading private equity firm focused on investments in targeted segments of the industrial technology, healthcare, financial services and software industries, today announced the acquisition of Tekni-Plex, Inc., a leading global manufacturer of technologically advanced products, components and materials for niche healthcare, specialty packaging, and food packaging applications, from affiliates of American Securities.
The latest in films and closure liners for medical device and pharmaceutical applications will be featured by Tekni-Plex business units at CPHI InnoPack, October 24-26, Frankfurt, Germany, stand 42H70. The company’s Tekni-Films business unit will be highlighting its Flexapharm® ultra high-barrier PVDC SBC coating, which offers multiple barrier and economic attributes for pharmaceutical applications, as well as its Aclar® laminates.
Tekni-Plex announces $15 million investment in new China manufacturing facility
Tekni-Plex, Inc. has announced a $15 million investment in a new state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Suzhou, China, near Shanghai. It represents the single largest recent investment by Tekni-Plex and reflects the growing needs of the Asia-Pacific pharmaceutical and medical device market.
Tekni-Plex, Inc. has acquired the assets of BrunaSeals, Doral, Florida, a leading producer of induction seals and foam closure liners for beverage, cosmetics, pharma and household and industrial chemical products. Going forward, BrunaSeals will become part of Tri-Seal, Tekni-Plex’s global closure liners business unit.
Colorite announces North American launch of Cellene thermoplastic elastomer compounds for medical devices
Colorite, a Tekni-Plex company, is introducing its Cellene line of thermoplastic elastomer compounds to the North American marketplace for medical device applications. Cellene thermoplastic elastomer compounds are suitable for a wide variety of medical devices, as well as packaging and other regulated markets. Cellene compounds are formulated to be silicone, latex, phthalate, halogen and PVC-free using FDA-compliant raw materials to meet USP Class VI and ISO 10993 standards.
Colorite launches new thermoplastic elastomer compound line for medical devices at MD&M West
A line of thermoplastic elastomer (TPE) compounds for medical device applications is being launched in North America by Colorite, a Tekni-Plex company, at MD&M West, February 7-9, Anaheim Convention Center, Anaheim, Calif., booth 2027.
Tekni-Plex unifies aerosol/pump dispensing manufacturing under Action Technology brand name
Tekni-Plex, Inc. is announcing that its aerosol and pump dispensing manufacturing will be doing business as Action Technology, a Tekni-Plex, Inc. company, going forward. The company has been operating under the Action Technology brand for the past 40 years and under the American Gasket and Rubber (AGR) brand for more than 70 years.
- Charlotte Way
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