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Switch to a non-phthalate plasticizer for medical PVC tubing case study

Case Study | Supplied by Eastman

Are you looking to remove phthalates in your flexible PVC tubing application without losing excellent performance?

A customary processing technique employed in the medical industry for connecting flexible tubing and rigid parts is solvent bonding. The strength of this bond is a tremendously important variable to consider when selecting materials for sensitive applications used in the medical market.

In this case, finding the right plasticizer is not always easy due to regulations affecting material selection. Starting with unproven alternatives can extend the product development cycle and delay 510k document submission.

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