Teknor Apex launches gel-like medical elastomer

ERJ staff report (DS)

Pawtucket, Rhode Island — Teknor Apex has introduced an ultra-soft medical elastomer gel in its Medalist series. Although its properties in service are similar to a gel, the material is supplied in free-flowing pellets and processes on normal equipment. The material is transparent and based on a a standard hydrogenated styrenic block copolymer

Teknor said its latests grade, Medalist MD-447, is so ultra-soft that it could not be measured accurately on the Shore A hardness scale used for other Medalist elastomers, the softest…

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