HURON, OHIO (Aug. 25, 2:40 p.m. ET) — In this latest video from Plastics News' recent Plastics in Medical Devices conference, Mike Chappell, color and additives marketing specialist with RTP Co., explains considerations in developing, controlling and changing color in the manufacturing of medical devices.
Whether a medical-device product requires basic hues or critical color matches, a firm must be prepared for myriad considerations when developing color for medical devices, Chappell said.
Other factors that affect the coloring process are sterilization, branding, the environment in which a medical device will be used, he said.
“A good color-control program makes the whole process easier for everyone involved,” he said.
Winona, Minn.-based RTP provides specialty thermoplastic compounds with conductive, structural, wear resistant, flame retardant, elastomeric, and color properties in more than 60 engineering resins.
Plastics in Medical Devices, sponsored by Plastics News Global Group, was held in Huron.