Go to Video Section

Conair demos medical extrusion

ANAHEIM, CALIF. — Conair Group Inc. of Cranberry Township, Pa., teamed with extruder maker American Kuhne of Ashaway, R.I., and control specialist Zumbach Electronics Corp. of Mount Kisco, N.Y., to demonstrate close-tolerance extrusion of microbore medical tubing.

Published: February 21, 2013 1:27 pm ET
Updated: February 21, 2013 1:34 pm ET

ANAHEIM, CALIF. — Conair Group Inc. of Cranberry Township, Pa., teamed with extruder maker American Kuhne of Ashaway, R.I., and control specialist Zumbach Electronics Corp. of Mount Kisco, N.Y., to demonstrate close-tolerance extrusion of microbore medical tubing.

The core issue is controlling process variables, said Bob Bessemer, Conair's medical extrusion sales manager.

Conair supplied a MedVac vacuum sizing and cooling tank and a Medline puller/cutter.

Microbore tubing's nominal outside diameter is 0.02-0.07 inch with wall thickness up to 0.006 inch.

The demonstration took placed during the Medical Design & Manufacturing West trade show in Anaheim.

Market Reports

Plastics in Automotive: Innovation & Emerging Trends

This special report newly released by PN and sponsored by The Conair Group examines current trends in the use of plastics in automotive, materials innovations and the changing landscape. It includes a review of legislative/regulatory activity impacting vehicle development and lightweighting, market opportunities & challenges for mold and toolmakers, innovative design strategies being implemented by major OEMs and suppliers, as well as a review of key indicators in Canada, Mexico, Brazil and China.

Learn more

Plastics Recycling Trends in North America

This report is a review and analysis of the North American Plastics Recycling Industry, including key trends and statistics based on 2013 performance. We examine market environment factors, regulatory issues, industry challenges, key drivers and emerging trends in post-consumer and post-industrial recycling.

Learn more

Injection Molding Market Analysis & Processor Rankings

Plastics News BUNDLED package contains our in-depth Market Analysis of the Injection Molding segment. You will gain keen insight on current trends and our economic outlook.

As a BONUS this includes PN's updated 2014 database of North American Injection Molders RANKED by sales volume. Sort, merge, mail & prospect by end market, materials processed, region, # of plants and more.

Learn more

Upcoming Plastics News Events

February 4, 2015 - February 6, 2015Plastics News Executive Forum 2015

June 2, 2015 - June 3, 2015Plastics Financial Summit - Chicago 2015

September 16, 2015 - September 18, 2015Plastics Caps & Closures - September 2015

More Events