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New Products: Davis-Standard to use Medalist elastomer

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PAWTUCKET, R.I.—Davis-Standard L.L.C. will use a Medalist medical thermoplastic elastomer from Teknor Apex Co. in a demonstration of Industry 4.0 technology at NPE2018.

The elastomer will be used to produce tubing at the Davis-Standard exhibit (Booth W5947) during the show, May 7-11, in Orlando, Fla.

The process, Davis-Standard said in a news release, will use Medalist MD-12382 TPE, a translucent, kink-resistant, gamma-stable compound, to be used as an alternative to silicones for applications in transferring drugs, proteins, bodily fluids or blood. Teknor also will supply translucent color concentrates for use with the compound.

The production line on show at the Davis-Standard booth will use the company's Thermatic extruder design and the DS eVUEII controller.

Medalist compounds are produced by Teknor in ISO-13485 facilities in the U.S. and Singapore. Medalist materials are made with FDA-listed ingredients, are certified to ISO 10993-5 standards for biocompatibility and are REACH SVHC-compliant, said Teknor. The compounds are free of DEHP and other phthalates, BPA and latex. Their standard grades are ADM-free.

Teknor will exhibit at NPE2018 at Booth S22045.

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