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DowDuPont Specialty Products Division to Spotlight Newly Combined Healthcare Portfolio at MD&M West 2019

Complementary silicone- and polymer-based technologies offer unique design solutions for industry trends impacting patients and clinicians

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DowDuPont Specialty Products Division will showcase its recently combined portfolio of innovative, healthcare product technologies and solutions in booth #3001/3005 at MD&M West in Anaheim, California, Feb. 5-7, 2019.

The upcoming show also will mark the North American debut of the newest DOW CORNINGā„¢ soft skin adhesive and an encore presentation of the cost-effective DuPontā„¢ TyvekĀ® 40L medical packaging material for protecting lightweight, lower-risk Class I and II devices.

Additional features include high-quality thermoplastics used to manufacture demanding components in applications such as drug delivery devices, wearables, prosthetics and wound care. Booth visitors can learn about the high mechanical and chemical properties of DuPontā„¢ HytrelĀ®, DelrinĀ®, ZytelĀ® and CrastinĀ® grades in critical applications such as diabetes pump connectors, insulin pens and surgical retractors. DOW CORNINGā„¢ brand medical grade silicones, which include silicone elastomers, solutions for siliconization also will be featured.

In addition to booth presence, the teams will share industry leadership and expertise during presentations:

  • Roger Hendrick, Technical Service & Development Scientist, DowDuPont Specialty Products Division, will give a presentation titled, ā€œHealthcare Liquid Silicone Rubber for Low Temperature Overmolding Applicationsā€ on Tuesday, Feb. 5, from 10:15-11:00 a.m., Pacific Standard Time (PST). Hendrick will discuss the characteristics of low-temperature-cure liquid silicone rubber, improvements in cure rheology and the materialā€™s potential applications, among other important attributes.
  • Nick Packet, Medical Device Manufacturer Specialist, and Kevin Grum, Global Technical Service Consultant, DowDuPont Specialty Products Division, will present ā€œUnderstanding How Packaging Impacts Life Cycle Costs & the Journey of Your Medical Deviceā€ on Wednesday, Feb. 6, from 1:00-2:00 p.m. PST. They will discuss how packaging can add value to a product's life cycle ā€“ particularly the pack-out, sterilization and distribution steps ā€“ and give examples featuring TyvekĀ® 40L. They will focus on the impact of breathability of substrates on the full life cycle.

Commercial leaders and technical experts will be available to answer questions and provide specific information on a broad range of healthcare technology applications and solutions.

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