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ELASTO to present Medical TPE Learning Lab at Pharmapack 2016


ELASTO Sweden, part of the HEXPOL TPE group, will start 2016 by continuing their commitment to the medical and pharmaceutical industry with an exhibition at the Pharmapack show in Paris. ELASTO will be showcasing the latest developments in their Mediprene range of Thermoplastic Elastomers (TPE) on stand 860.

Mediprene TPE compounds 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. They are PVC, silicone and latex free, making them allergen free and a viable alternative to PVC based compounds.

The Mediprene family includes series optimised for injection moulding, adhesion in multi-component applications, oil-free grades as well as coloured and transparent grades. The Mediprene BM series is optimised for blow-moulding applications. These grades have a high melt strength, giving time to close the mould around the extruded parison while allowing sufficient stretchability during inflation.

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 ‘TPE in medical applications – a world of opportunities’. The presentation will explore the different requirements for food contact vs medical grade TPE. Ottosson will also present the opportunities with TPE in medical applications and showcase some of the latest industry developments. The ELASTO Learning Lab will take place on Wednesday 10 February at 14:45.

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About HEXPOL TPE
The HEXPOL TPE family is a leader in the development and manufacture of thermoplastic elastomers (TPE) and complimentary compounds.

With a strong heritage in the TPE market our companies include established names such as ELASTO and Müller Kunststoffe. We deliver a trusted combination of material know-how, R&D, production capability and comprehensive technical services. As part of the HEXPOL group of companies, we share an extensive global footprint covering EU, Asia-Pacific and NAFTA, enabling us to support our customers worldwide.

A comprehensive TPE product portfolio includes TPS, TPO, TPV, TPU and cork compounds and is led by global brands Dryflex®, Mediprene®, EPSeal®, Lifoflex®, Lifoprene® and Lifocork®. We support OEMs, moulders and designers at all stages of product development in the medical, electronic, automotive, caps & closures, construction and consumer markets.

More information can be found at www.hexpolTPE.com or https://twitter.com/hexpolTPE

Mediprene®, Dryflex®, EPSeal® , Lifoprene®, Lifoflex®, Lifocork®, Lifolit® and Lifobatch® are registered trademarks property of the HEXPOL group of companies.

For further information please contact:
Jill Bradford
Marketing & PR Manager, HEXPOL TPE
tel +44 161 654 2369 | jill.bradford@hexpolTPE.com

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