tubing and catheters play a critical role in a huge variety of healthcare
applications, and demand is growing thanks to factors such as an aging
population and moves towards less invasive medical procedures.
conference will address the latest tubing and catheter developments for a wide
range of medical requirements including intravenous, infusion, dialysis,
respiratory, feeding, and drainage applications. It will also examine the
latest standards and certification requirements in this heavily regulated
There are a
huge variety of polymer options available for medical tubing production
including flexible vinyl compounds, thermoplastic elastomers, thermoplastic
urethanes, polyolefins, fluoropolymers, polyamides, polyimides, silicones, PEEK
and PEBA. Inter-material competition is strong and selecting the optimum
polymer grade to meet requirements such as flexibility, clarity,
kink-resistance, dimensional stability, biocompatibility and cost-reduction can
present a considerable challenge.
addition, exciting new developments in additives and the latest compound
formulations are bringing added functionality, increased performance and
improved biocompatibility to medical tubing products. Examples include
antimicrobial, radiopaque, nanocomposite, lubricious and color-coded compounds.
at the Medical Tubing 2017 conference will address the latest advances in
polymers, additives and compounds to meet the growing and evolving demands of
this dynamic and highly competitive market.
design and production front, tubing configurations are becoming more complex,
including increasingly sophisticated multi-layer, multi-lumen and micro-bore
designs. These have to be produced to extremely tight tolerances and at higher
throughputs to deliver cost efficiencies. At the Medical Tubing 2017 conference,
leading experts will discuss how extrusion technologies are being developed and
refined to meet these considerable challenges.
to two days of high-level presentations, the conference will provide excellent
networking opportunities with key players from throughout the medical tubing
be the first Medical Tubing conference to be held in Europe and will build on
the success of the debut Medical Tubing event in the USA, which took place on 13 - 14 September 2016 and attracted over 170 visitors.
Attending, Exhibiting and Sponsoring
For more information on attending, booking an exhibition space at the
special early rate, or sponsoring, please contact:
Kaja-Marie Beiswanger, Email: email@example.com, Tel.:
+44 (0) 117 314 8111
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