Value Plastics Inc. introduced nylon 6 quick-connect fittings and more check valves for medical devices at a trade show in Anaheim.
The small connector is easy to use and has applications with reusable equipment such as a mattress or one-time-use wound- drainage equipment, said Jim Pisula, vice president of marketing.
Fort Collins, Colo.-based Value Plastics began developing the side-button-latch connector system in 2007 and obtained its first commercial sale in February 2009. Molding occurs on 55-ton presses.
Together, the two connector parts cost less than $1, but we expect to sell more parts separately than together, Pisula said in an interview.
Additions to the check-valve line follow Value Plastics' December 2007 acquisition of a product line from Wolfe Tory Medical Inc. of Salt Lake City.
With a latex-free platinum-cured diaphragm, the new SCV Series of check valves comes in anti-siphon or one-way gravity-feed figurations with a total of 18 separate models.
Value Plastics established a Hong Kong sales office, now with two employees, in January 2008.
Value Plastics employs 75, occupies 42,000 square feet and added more than 10 percent in sales during 2008 vs. the previous year.