Wayne, PA – TekniPlex Healthcare, which utilizes advanced materials science expertise to help deliver better patient outcomes, will highlight its recently expanded range of paratubing solutions at the China International Medical Equipment Fair (CMEF), May 14-17 in Shanghai. At Hall 8.1, Stand S51, TekniPlex Healthcare will showcase the array of differentiating benefits its paratubing solutions can incorporate, such as the ability to be produced in up to eight tube configurations – including custom-colored, textured or striped tube formations to distinguish between flow paths.

Paratubing consists of multiple, single lumen tubes bonded together for operations such as arterial drills or biopsies, as well as with medical devices utilized for wound management, laparoscopic, neurovascular and ophthalmic procedures. Paratubing makes it easier for clinicians by eliminating the need for clips and ties commonly used to organize multiple tubes, allowing each individual tube to be peeled apart and affixed to its relevant medical device or equipment for suction, irrigation, drug delivery or lighting.

TekniPlex Healthcare’s validated manufacturing processes yield paratubes with uniform, repeatable and consistent bonding strength between 0.22 and 1.5 pounds, protecting dimensional stability and ensuring each individual tubing line’s integrity. Maintaining consistent bonding strength prevents individual tubes from separating prematurely and being rejected by healthcare providers, and also eliminates the need for excessive force to peel the tubes apart, which can damage or distort them to the detriment of patients.

“The complexity and sheer breadth of medical procedures in which paratubing is used have historically presented challenges for conventional extrusion techniques,” said Jennifer Lan, Sales Director for TekniPlex China. “TekniPlex Healthcare’s sophisticated, validated production practices, as well as our comprehensive in-line testing processes, ensure product uniformity and consistency. Always, the goal is to improve accuracy, efficiency and safety to support better patient outcomes.”

Manufactured with tight inner and outer diameter tolerances, TekniPlex Healthcare’s paratubing solutions are available in phthalate and non-phthalate PVC formulations engineered to accommodate unique device specifications. Customized solutions can include tubing enhancements to assure correct and secure line connection with device ports, fittings and luers. Custom validation services also are available.

Also at CMEF, TekniPlex Healthcare will showcase its broad selection of lower-weight reinforced coated papers for medical device protection, including coated Tyvek® applications that combine robust sterile barrier with optimal breathability, and offer a clean peel and compatibility with a wide variety of flexible and rigid film materials. The company’s proprietary coating formulations and application technology result in rolls that can meet demanding performance and sterilization requirements, even when slimmed down.

The recently introduced reinforced coated papers are suitable for packaging a variety of common healthcare items including syringes; tubing such as IVs, catheters and airway filters; gauzes, sponges and bandages; and devices sterilized by EtO and radiation. TekniPlex Healthcare also will display samples of its TekniMD® PX, a high-performance thermoformable, recyclable co-polyester film serving as an alternative to PETG for medical device packaging applications.

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About TekniPlex Healthcare

TekniPlex Healthcare utilizes advanced materials science expertise and technologies to develop and deliver critical solutions for medical and diagnostic devices, drug delivery systems and healthcare packaging applications. With a global reach, the division’s deep understanding of the greater pharmaceuticals and medical landscape helps it produce exemplary barrier properties for drugs and precision medical devices for interventional and therapeutic procedures. TekniPlex Healthcare’s ever-evolving portfolio helps meet demands for high-leverage medicines and mission-critical healthcare products that benefit care providers and patients. For more information visit www.tekni-plex.com/healthcare.