Davis-Standard, LLC anticipates an eventful Medtec China, booth P206, in Shanghai, September 20-22, 2017. Davis-Standard will market the company’s extensive line of medical tubing equipment, including extruders, controls, feedscrews, downstream equipment and complete systems. In addition to equipment, the company’s in-house laboratory at its subsidiary in Suzhou, Davis-Standard (Suzhou) Plastic Packaging Machinery Co., Ltd., supports process development for medical tubing applications with a high-speed FPVC extrusion system and multipurpose microbore tubing line.
“The medical tubing sector has been especially strong for us, which is why Medtec is such an important show,” said Sekaran Murugaiah, Davis-Standard Vice President of Business Development, Asia. “Customers appreciate our regional presence and the availability of our best-in-class medical tubing lab to test new resins and processes. These R&D capabilities have been key in ensuring customers in the region are equipped to address market demands. We’ve also excelled at providing faster response times, greater spare parts availability and timely service for customers throughout Asia.”
Davis-Standard supports applications for Alternate Polymer®, microbore tubing, multi-lumen and catheter tubing, endotracheal and tracheotomy tubing, radio opaque tubing, bubble tube, taper tube, pipette tubing and multi-layer tubing, among others. Turn-key medical tubing systems support extruder outputs up to 700 pounds per hour (315kg/hr) and line speeds up to 800 feet per minute (240 mpm) for a range of materials including PLA, PLLA, PEEK, FPVC, polyurethane, nylon, PEBAX and FEP. Davis-Standard supplies versatile extruder options depending on process and application, including the direct-drive MEDD extruder, small-footprint HPE-A and HPE-H extruders, and the high-performance Super Blue® extruder. All extruders are engineered for a fast delivery and competitive pricing. For added precision, Davis-Standard offers a high-tech melt pump to minimize heat exposure and for exacting temperature control and pressure.
The FPVC laboratory line in Suzhou is capable of speeds from 5 to 100 mpm for processing 2mm to 8mm OD tubing with accuracy of +/- 50u. Line components include an extruder, water-cooling, precision internal air supply, OD gauge and combination puller-cutter. The multipurpose microbore tubing line is designed for single or dual layer tubing, and single lumen tubing with or without a stripe. It is equipped with two extruders, an OD/ID wall thickness measuring and controlling system, close loop control via vacuum sizing tank and puller, and a high-level central control system. Both lines are available for customer trials and R&D applications.
For more information about Davis-Standard’s medical tubing capabilities, visit www.davis-standard.com/pipe-profile-and-tubing.