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Medical-grade silicone tubing extruded in China offers OEMs “improved economics,” says Natvar

Article-Medical-grade silicone tubing extruded in China offers OEMs “improved economics,” says Natvar

Natvar silicone tubing
Backed by U.S. engineering and technical support, the tubing is available globally.

Natvar (Clayton, NC), a Tekni-Plex company, has added globally available silicone extrusion tubing to its medical tubing product portfolio.

Via its manufacturing facility in China, backed by U.S. engineering and technical support, Natvar is able to offer the global medical device marketplace silicone extrusion medical tubing at improved economics compared to North American supply options, the company said.

“Because silicone is inert, biocompatible and an excellent choice for pump applications due to its ability to consistency hold tight tolerances, we wanted to offer the global marketplace another source of supply for demanding applications,” said Bob Donohue, General Manager.

Silicone extrusions are typically used for items such as catheters, feeding tubes, drug delivery and peristaltic pump applications.

“Another differentiator for our new silicone extrusion tubing capability is that Natvar is able to keep tight control over the raw material supply chain,” Donohue added.

Natvar’s latest investment in high-precision, medical silicone extrusion tubing follows on the heels of the company’s recent thermoplastic microextrusion tubing launch.

Learn more about the company and its new technology in booth 1433 at the co-located PLASTEC East and MD&M East event in New York next month.

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