RAUMEDIC expands its range of materials in the area of high-temperature thermoplastic materials with PTFE Moldflon®
Bietigheim-Bissingen / Helmbrechts
The two contractual parties, ElringKlinger and Raumedic, are planning to cooperate in the development of new products and the serial delivery of products in the area of medical engineering. ElringKlinger exclusively provides Raumedic with the raw material Moldflon®. Raumedic and ElringKlinger will respectively focus on the manufacturing of products in defined application areas.
Advantages for the customers of ElringKlinger Kunststofftechnik and RAUMEDIC
The cooperation agreement will allow both companies to significantly extend their product and service portfolio. RAUMEDIC exclusively manufactures in clean rooms in accordance with ISO 14644, class 7 and thus offers ideal conditions for product developments in the areas of medical engineering and pharmaceuticals. According to the cooperation agreement, RAUMEDIC will focus on the development, manufacturing and approval of tubing, moulded parts and catheters for specific application areas in medical engineering and pharmaceuticals.
Dr. Ralf Ziembinski, Director Business Unit Extrusion/Tubing of RAUMEDIC AG sees an important expansion of RAUMEDIC's expertise regarding materials as a result of the cooperation with ElringKlinger. "With ElringKlinger's development of Moldflon®, it has become possible for the first time to process PTFE thermoplastically, which creates entirely new product possibilities in medical engineering."
For Dr. Claudia Stern, Product Manager at ElringKlinger Kunststofftechnik, this agreement marks an important milestone in the expansion of Moldflon®'s product portfolio. As a result of this cooperation, the excellent material properties will be utilized for new and innovative medical engineering products, which will be offered worldwide.
Moldflon® is a new type of thermoplastic material that, in contrast to regular PTFE (polytetrafluoroethylene), can be processed from the melt - a major advantage in terms of economy and processability for PTFE.
The raw material Moldflon® - similar to the classic PTFE - meets all requirements for use in medical instruments and construction components. It features a comprehensive chemical resistance and temperature resistance at high and extremely low temperatures. Moreover, it is non-flammable and possesses excellent gliding behaviour.
Biological toxicological inspections that are important for the medical field in accordance with ISO 10993, FDA and USP class VI are available for Moldflon®.
Leading PTFE processing company
ElringKlinger Kunststofftechnik has been one of the technology leaders for more than five decades now. ElringKlinger develops and produces customized, practical and innovative solutions from high performance plastics such as PTFE, PTFE compounds and PTFE composites for its globally active customers, starting from the semi-product to the complex end product, from a standard seal to the complete system solution. These technical solutions stand the test of practical application - in an economic and safe manner.
Long-term application and processing expertise in almost the entire range of industries as well as a comprehensive and modern machine park enable the production of miniature parts as well as seals with 3,000 mm diameter in individual and large series production. A focus on high quality and environmental awareness are a central component of company policy and are reflected in the certifications pursuant to ISO/TS 16949 and DIN EN ISO 14001.
As a subsidiary of ElringKlinger AG - a globally operating partner of the automotive industry - ElringKlinger Kunststofftechnik GmbH is part of an innovative and growth-oriented technology and market leader. Production is conducted in all main processes with 580 employees at three locations, namely in Bietigheim-Bissingen, Heidenheim and China.
Through Moldflon® - the new dimension in PTFE processing - ElringKlinger Kunststofftechnik expands the classic processing methods by melt-processing processes that previously could not be utilized for PTFE such as injection moulding, extrusion, fibre spinning. In combination with the focus on material and application development, this forms the basis for future-oriented impulses in the market for the benefit of the customers.