July 20, 1998

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Medical TPVs don't need drying

No longer will you need to pre-dry thermoplastic vulcanizate (TVP) elastomers used to produce medical devices or healthcare products--providing you turn to a new series of TPVs from Teknor Apex's Plastics Div. The Uniprene(reg) 7010 Series compounds are nearly identical to advanced Uniprene materials recently introduced for general industrial applications. However, they have been reformulated with ingredients that conform to 21 CFR for medical and food-contact uses. Not only do the TPVs reduce or eliminate pre-drying because they absorb less moisture, but they cost less to color, since they exhibit less yellowness in natural (uncolored) form. Currently under evaluation are overmolded plugs in surgical cables and plunger tips for syringes. Teknor Apex: Product Code 4376

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