Vinyl Division Industry Manager Peter M. Galland
In a seminar during the MD&M West show next month, Teknor Apex Company will provide systematic information for medical manufacturers facing the issues involving the replacement of phthalate plasticisers in PVC compounds.
The presentation by Vinyl Division Industry Manager Peter M. Galland will take place on 12 February 2014 in Room 201A of the Anaheim Convention Center, the site of MD&M West. There is no charge to attend but pre-registration is required at www.teknorapex.com/MD&MWest.
Mr. Galland will cover the full range of phthalate and non-phthalate plasticisers for PVC compounds in medical devices, along with certain non-PVC materials. His presentation will address key considerations for evaluating these alternatives, including chemical structure, toxicology, solubility, migration, crazing, sterilisation, mechanical properties, processing, design, economics, and current market penetration.
“Teknor Apex has prepared comprehensive data on plasticiser alternatives as a way to help device manufacturers make informed decisions in addressing marketplace issues concerning phthalates,” said Mr. Galland. “As a diversified producer of both plasticisers and medical-grade compounds, our company is prepared to work with designers and processors no matter which alternatives they select.”
The Vinyl and Thermoplastic Elastomer Divisions of Teknor Apex will exhibit at MD&M West in Booth 2532.