Medical Tube Extrusion : Managing the Challenges
The cover story discusses the major challenges faced during the extrusion
process resulting in quality problems and rejections including Melt Fractures,
Pressure Control, Gels and other downstream problems. Each one of the problem
and their possible solutions are discussed.
Micro Extrusion Technology for Minimally-Invasive Surgery
Micro extrusion is allowing Medical Device manufacturers to provide products
that otherwise would be difficult to manufacture or be expensive. This issue
gives details of the various performance advantages of the Micro Extrusion
Technology. The extensive applications including implantable devices and devices
used for minimally-invasive procedures are given.
Innovations and Technologies In Medical Tubing Manufacturing
The “Did You Know” column highlights various ground-breaking ways of producing
tubing in order to optimize the performance and usability of medical devices.
To elaborate on the importance of medical plastic tubing, this issue also covers
other important aspects like “Precision Extrusion For Thin-walled Catheter
Manufacturing, Co-Extrusion for Drug Delivery etc.
This issue introduces one more interesting column, “Fast Facts” which will
briefly throw light on some essential issues related to Medical Polymers, their
processing as well as applications in the healthcare sector.
A very informative article on , “Ethylene Vinyl Acetate ( EVA ) Polymers For
Advancing Healthcare” by the company “Celanese” introduces the evolution of EVA
– a highly versatile polymer and its usage in the healthcare applications.
As always, this issue highlights Industry & Associations News and activities,
Global Trends, Global Markets, Did You Know, Events and more.