The Mediprene family of TPE compounds has been developed to address the demands of the medical and pharmaceutical industry. Mediprene grades are sterilizable with gamma, EtO and steam and representative grades have passed cytotoxicity tests according to ISO 10993-5 and biocompatibility tests according to USP Class VI. Mediprene TPEs have proven to be a strong alternative as replacement to PVC; they are completely synthetic and latex free thereby minimizing allergy risks.
The Mediprene family includes ranges optimised for injection moulding, adhesion in multi-component applications, oil-free grades, coloured and transparent grades. Mediprene TPEs are used in a variety of medical applications including airway management, tubing, seals, syringe plunger seals, soft-touch grips, face masks, resealable membranes and connectors.
Niklas Ottosson, medical technical manager at Elasto will also be sharing valuable knowledge with a Learning Lab where he will present a paper on 'Bringing TPE into medical applications – considerations, possibilities and trends'. The presentation will include insights into raw materials, production, project and change management. Examples of applications for medical grade TPE's and an overview of market trends. The Elasto Learning Lab will take place on Thursday 12 February at 10 am to 10:30 am.