Wayne, Pa. (May 15, 2018) — 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.
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.