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Polycarbonate: The ‘Clear’ Choice For Medical Devices

Until the 1960’s, medical device manufacturers were often limited to two materials for their products: glass and metal.  But, as with so many other manufacturers in that decade, medical device makers began turning to plastic polymers for four chief reasons: cost (compared to metal) strength (comparable to metal, and sometimes greater) shatter-proof properties (especially compared…

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Pumping It Out: AdvanTech Plastics’ Powerful Hand Sanitizer Pumps

They’re practically ubiquitous in “these uncertain times”. They’re in restaurants, shops, train stations and airports. They’re in offices, classrooms and, of course, bathrooms — public and private.  They’re even in purses and coat pockets. Hand sanitizers, that is. Perhaps, along with nasal swabs, they’re iconic of the entire pandemic.  While many have electronic actuators, the…

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A Marriage of Necessity: Two-Shot Molded Plastic Medical Devices

Medical devices, perhaps more than any other products made from plastic injection molding, are inherently complex. There are the stringent low-tolerances, for one thing. But there’s also the design of many of the devices themselves. Often times, these designs call for two-shot injection molding, which can make items comprised of two different pieces, in one…

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AdvanTech Plastics To ‘Sustain’ Sustainability Efforts in 2021

Sustainability. You’ve heard the term batted around in every industrial sector.  But, until recently, the general public didn’t hear the term associated with the plastics industry, which was viewed in a less than favorable light by environmentally-conscious folks. Well, maybe the press didn’t report it, but that hasn’t stopped plastic injection molding companies in Illinois…

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Plastics Instrumental For COVID-19 Test Kits

While everyone knows coronavirus test kits are vital to the “war effort” against COVID-19, not many people consider the many hands, hearts and minds that go into their invention and fabrication.  And many don’t appreciate the sheer speed of the entire production process, from initial research to finished, packaged product sitting on the doorstep of…

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Healthy Market For Pad Printing in Medical Device Industry

The medical industry is notoriously difficult to enter for manufacturers. If a product or process already exists, there is little reason for customers to switch to a new one.  Any change in providers, materials, inks or processes can result in devices that are required to be requalified with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), which…

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Advantech Plastics Is A Medical Device ‘Class’ Act

Manufacturing any plastic device or part through injection molding is an exact science with little tolerance of defects. Manufacturing plastic medical devices or components takes tolerance down a notch — to zero.  The reason is obvious: any device that impacts the health of the user has to be perfect in every way. Advantech is proud…

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Plastic injection Molding Is Conducive To Electrical Equipment

You usually don’t think of “plastic” when you think of electrical equipment.  Copper, brass, steel, even rubber comes to mind, but plastic? Wouldn’t it be likely to break, melt or stop the current in some way? The answer to the first two concerns is an emphatic “no.” High-temperature precision thermoplastics, as their name implies, have…

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Plastic Medical Components: It’s The Right Prescription in Illinois!

Quick — what material comes to mind when you think of medical parts?  If you’re like most people, the answer is bright and shiny stainless steel.  From scalpels to needles, trays to operating tables, stainless steel just seems so, so medical, right? The operative term here is “seems”. Because when it comes to medical devices and…

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