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DAVIS-STANDARD TO PROCESS MEDALIST® MEDICAL TPE ON TUBING PRODUCTION LINE AT NPE, DEMONSTRATING INDUSTRY 4.0 TECHNOLOGY

Teknor Apex Will Supply Medalist Compound and Color Concentrates for Use on Tubing Line Featuring ‘Thermatic® Extruder from Davis-Standard

PAWTUCKET, RI, U.S.A., April 9, 2018: Global extrusion leader Davis-Standard, LLC will use a Medalist® medical thermoplastic elastomer (TPE) from Teknor Apex Company to produce tubing in a live demonstration of Industry 4.0 technology at NPE2018. The demonstration will take place at the Davis-Standard exhibit (Booth W5947). Teknor Apex will also exhibit at NPE2018 (Booth S22045).

Davis-Standard will process the tubing from Medalist MD-12382 TPE, a translucent, kink-resistant, gamma-stable compound, one of a series of translucent Medalist TPEs offered as an alternative to silicones for applications involving the transfer of drugs, proteins, bodily fluids, or blood. Teknor Apex will also supply translucent color concentrates for use with the compound.

The production line at the Davis-Standard booth will feature the company’s Thermatic® extruder design and the DS eVUE II controller. According to Davis-Standard, the tubing line will be a “live demonstration of IIoT (Industrial Internet of Things), also known as Industry 4.0 technology, showing the benefits of preventative and predictive maintenance as part of an international trend toward the ‘smart factory.’”

Teknor Apex produces Medalist compounds in ISO-13485 facilities in the USA and Singapore. All Medalist materials are made with FDA listed ingredients, are certified to ISO 10993-5 standards for biocompatibility, and are REACH SVHC compliant. They are free of DEHP and other phthalates, BPA, and latex. Standard grades are ADM-free.

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About Teknor Apex. Teknor Apex Company, a privately held firm founded in 1924, is one of the world’s leading custom compounders of plastics. Teknor Apex produces flexible and rigid vinyl, thermoplastic elastomers, nylons, color masterbatches, specialty chemicals, and hoses. The company is headquartered in Pawtucket, RI, U.S.A. and operates thirteen manufacturing facilities worldwide in the United States, Belgium, Germany, China, and Singapore. To learn more visit: www.teknorapex.com.

The Thermoplastic Elastomer Division of Teknor Apex Company offers the broadest portfolio of TPE compounds available from a single source. The division compounds TPEs at eight locations in the U.S., Europe, and Asia under the brands: Elexar® (electrical and electronics applications), Medalist® (medical devices), Monprene® (consumer and industrial products), and Sarlink® (transportation).

READER INQUIRY INFORMATION: Americas: Teknor Apex, 505 Central Avenue, Pawtucket, RI 02861 U.S.A. Tel: 1-401-725-8000. Tel. from U.S. only: 1-866-GET-TPEs (1-866-438-8737). Fax: 1-401-728-5680. E-mail: tpe@teknorapex.com. Europe: Teknor Apex, Mijnweg 1, 6167AC, Geleen, Netherlands. Tel: 31 (0) 46-7020950. Email: eutpe@teknorapex.com. Asia: Teknor Apex Asia Pacific, 41 Shipyard Road, Singapore 628134. Tel: 65-6265-2544. Fax: 65-6265-1821. Email: apactpe@teknorapex.com.