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Natvar discusses innovative microextrusion, silicone medical tubing at MD&M East

Natvar, a Tekni-Plex business, will exhibit its latest medical tubing innovations at MD&M East, June 12-14, Jacob Javits Convention Center, New York City, in Booth 2039.

Natvar, a Tekni-Plex business, will exhibit its latest medical tubing innovations at MD&M East, June 12-14, Jacob Javits Convention Center, New York City, in Booth 2039.

Natvar is recognized as a leader in traditional PVC tubing solutions including multilayer combinations featuring polyethylene and EVA, as well as anti-kinking options. Its recently-launched microextrusion and silicone tubing solutions will also be featured at MD&M East.

Microextrusion tubing has been developed in recent years to service a wide variety of demanding neurovascular interventional therapies and surgical applications. Natvar’s microextrusion medical tubing can be made from cost-effective thermoplastics and other highly-engineered materials. Because it can consistently hold tight tolerances, it is an ideal alternative to more expensive materials such as glass and fluoropolymers.

Natvar’s technical expertise enables it to microextrude monolayer, coextruded, multi-lumen tubing or profiles in a variety of thermoplastic (PVC, urethanes, TPEs) materials and wall thicknesses ranging from .003 to .005 inches. It can be coextruded in up to four layers.

The company also manufactures high-precision medical silicone extrusion tubing, typically used for catheters, feeding tubes, drug delivery and peristaltic pump applications. Natvar’s latest investment in expanded silicone extrusion capacity in China helps provide a one-stop global solution for complex medical applications and supports the growing need for biological compatibility for implantable medical devices.

A second Tekni-Plex business unit, Dunn Industries, will also be in the booth. Dunn manufactures medical tubing with outer diameters as small as 0.008 inches (outer diameter) x 0.004-inches (inner diameter) and as large as 0.480 inches for a wide variety of applications. Products include single and multi-lumen, coextruded, striped or braided tubing.

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