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Tekni-Plex Medical IV tubing solution helps protect healthcare professionals, while providing needed therapy to COVID-19 patients

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Medical Compounds White Papers

Tubing for Hemodialysis Pumps

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Styrenic TPE Compounds: Growth Drivers & Challenges in Medical Applications

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What capabilities should the ideal medical polymer compounder have?

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Phthalates: The True Story

Medical regulations impacting use of flexible PVC compounds, phthalate plasticizers

Available On Demand
Duration: 55-minutes

In this webinar, medical device professionals will learn what they need to know about flexible PVC compound regulations, so that they can make informed decisions for their specific products.

Attend this webinar and learn:

  • Flexible PVC compounds and the plasticizers used to make them.
  • Phthalate plasticizer toxicological profile and rationale for increased regulation
  • Medical device regulations impacting the use of phthalate plasticizers in PVC
  • MDR design/manufacture requirements for devices containing phthalate plasticizers
  • Summary of MDR transition timelines


Paul McShane, Ph.D

Paul McShane, Ph.D

Global Technology Director

Paul McShane, Ph.D., is the global technology director for Colorite, a Tekni-Plex business. Colorite supplies medical-grade PVC compounds that are used to produce medical device and related products. His more than 12 years of experience in the disposable medical device industry, makes him ideally suited to be a thought leader in this area.

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McShane rejoined Colorite in 2011 as a technology and development manager for Europe and Asia. He was promoted to the global technology director position in October 2015.

Previously, McShane held numerous senior development engineer roles in his six-years with Hewlett Packard, Ireland.

McShane is based at Colorite’s European manufacturing facility in Belfast, Northern Ireland. His responsibilities there have put him in the phthalate plasticizers regulatory epicenter on a daily basis for more than a decade.

He holds a Ph.D. in polymer science and a Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry from Queen’s University Belfast.

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