The new Medalist series of thermoplastic elastomers (TPEs) from Teknor Apex Co. (Pawtucket, RI) provide elasticity over a broad temperature range and withstand the stresses of pump action over time, according to the company.
According to the British Plastics Federation, 69% of all plastics-related British trade is completed within the European Union (EU). Failure to secure a trade deal with the EU would see a dramatic increase to both the cost of imports and exports.
Braid- and coil-reinforced delivery systems will be developed and manufactured at the Adam Spence facility in Wall, NJ, and Biocoat will apply and test its Hydak topcoat at the nearby Horsham, PA, plant.
Equipment is a minor expense compared with materials, as articulated in the 6-1-2-1 rule of cost distribution: 60% materials, 10% equipment, 20% direct labor and 10% everything else, including power, packaging and insurance.