Wayne, Pa. (January 9, 2018) — Natvar, a Tekni-Plex business unit, will exhibit the latest medical tubing innovations at MD&M West, February 6-8, Anaheim Convention Center, Anaheim, Calif., in Booth 2027.
The latest products are also being supported by the company’s new China manufacturing plant. Production for microextrusion and silicone tubing is scheduled to go on stream in February. The new facility has been backed by a $15 million investment to support the growing needs of the Asia-Pacific pharmaceutical and medical device markets, as well as provide a secondary supply source for other regions.
Microextrusion tubing has been developed in recent years to service a wide variety of demanding neurovascular interventional therapies and surgical applications. Natvar’s new 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 is announcing the global availability of its 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 helps provide a one-stop global solution for complex medical applications and supports the growing need for biological compatibility for implantable medical devices.
Natvar is an innovative global supplier of medical tubing solutions for a broad spectrum of medical device products that target hospital, physician, dental healthcare and in-home use. Its global footprint is supported by five manufacturing facilities located in the United States, Costa Rica, China and Belgium. Natvar’s precision-crafted tubing solutions are used by leading medical device companies around the world for applications such as intravenous therapy, dialysis, cardiac surgery and many others. For more information visit www.natvar.com.
About Tekni-Plex, Inc.
Tekni-Plex is a globally-integrated company focused on developing and manufacturing innovative packaging materials, medical compounds and precision-crafted medical tubing solutions for some of the most well-known names in the medical, pharmaceutical, personal care, household and industrial, and food and beverage industries. Tekni-Plex is headquartered in Wayne, Pennsylvania and operates manufacturing sites across eight countries worldwide to meet the needs of its global customers. For more information visit www.tekni-plex.com.