WAYNE, Pa., May 16, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Natvar, a Tekni-Plex company, has expanded its medical tubing product portfolio by adding new, globally-available silicone extrusion tubing capability.
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.
"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, Natvar.
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 said.
Natvar's latest investment in high precision, medical silicone extrusion tubing follows on the heels of the company's recent thermoplastic microextrusion tubing launch.
Natvar is an innovative global supplier of medical tubing solutions for a broad spectrum of medical device products that target hospital, physician, dental healthcare and in-home use. Its global footprint is supported by five manufacturing facilities located in the United States, Costa Rica, China and Belgium. Natvar's unique, precision-crafted tubing solutions are used by the majority of leading medical device companies around the world for applications such as intravenous therapy, dialysis, cardiac surgery and many others. For more information visit www.natvar.com.
About Tekni-Plex, Inc.
Celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2017, Tekni-Plex is a globally-integrated company focused on developing and manufacturing innovative packaging materials, medical compounds and precision-crafted medical tubing solutions for some of the most well-known names in the medical, pharmaceutical, personal care, household and industrial, and food and beverage industries. Tekni-Plex is headquartered in Wayne, Pennsylvania, and operates 29 manufacturing sites across eight countries worldwide to meet the needs of its global customers. For more information visit www.tekni-plex.com.
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