NBC-compliant laminate can be used in instrumentation that may be exposed to nuclear, biological, and chemical contaminants. The laminate is compliant with wash down requirements established by MIL-type specifications. The material can be produced in custom thicknesses from a thin overlay for membrane switches to thicker laminates that are good for display filters.
Silver Cloud , 525 Orange St., Millville, NJ 08332-5002; FAX (856) 825-8969; www.silver-cloud.com
Urethanes are available in thicknesses from 0.001 to 0.125 inch, widths from 5 inches, and a complete range of colors, opacities, and textures. The materials offer a combination of properties suited for medical environments such as a soft feel and resistance to skin oils, moisture, and a range of chemicals. The material can be sterilized by most common processes and is resistant to microbe attack.
Stevens Urethane , 9 Sullivan Rd., Holyoke, MA 01040-2800; FAX (413) 552-1195; www.stevensurethane.com
Open-cell foam is used in the production of sterilizable fluid applicator pads. The foam is capable of holding a prescribed amount of fluid as it's dispensed from the wand. With slight pressure, the foam pad is designed to release the fluid in a controlled flow for smooth, even application. Other medical products can be designed from a wide line of open- or closed-cell foams.
illbruck , 3800 Washington Ave. N., Minneapolis, MN 55412; FAX (612) 588-8396
The MGT Mixing Granulator is designed for pharmaceutical applications that require GMP standards. It handles capacities from 8 to 320 gallons and mixes dry and wet materials. A wide variety of optional equipment can be fitted inside the mixer's vertical-walled chambers to adapt to different processes. Available options include recipe administration and process visualization systems.
Lodige Process Technology , One Greentree Center Suite 201, Marlton, NJ 08053-3105; FAX (856) 596-1324; www.lodige-pt.com
Aluminum oxide and silicon carbide machine blanks for machinable ceramic production are offered in disc sizes up to 14 inches OD by 2 inches thick and plate sizes 12 inches square by 1 inch thick. Rods can be 1/2 and 1 inch in diameter. Porosity ranges from 20% to 40%, and pore size from 0.5 to 90 microns.
Refractron Technologies , 5750 Stuart Ave., Newark, NY 14513, FAX 315-331-7254
PAN-CODE™labels are available roll-mounted on 3-inch cores and may be used with a variety of compatible thermal transfer printers. Label materials include self-laminating vinyl film, destructible paper, destructible polyethylene, clear polyester, white polyester, metalized polyester, tamper-evident polyester Kapton™and Tedlar™. The wide selection of materials ensures labels can meet weather, chemical-resistance, temperature, and UV-exposure requirements.
Panduit Corp. , 17301 Ridgeland Ave., Tinley Park, IL 60477-3091; FAX (815) 485-5883; www.panduit.com
Flexanecastable liquid urethane compounds cure to form both flexible and rigid rubber parts. The compounds cure at room temperature and do not shrink or change shape while curing, assuring fine details can be reproduced. Flexane 94 Liquid is a fast curing member of the family that produces rigid molds. With a demolding time of 5 hours, it can be used in emergency-replacement-part applications.
Devcon , 30 Endicott St., Danvers, MA 01923; FAX (978) 774-0516; www.devcon.com