Husky introduces injection molding systems for barrier-coated medical disposables
For release 2007-02-01
BOLTON, Ontario — Husky Injection Molding Systems, in conjunction with Nano Scale Surface Systems Inc., has introduced injection molding systems for the production of plastic medical disposables with an internal barrier coating of silicon dioxide. The process produces parts with glass-like properties, providing a barrier against gas transfer and preventing chemical reaction between fluids and the plastic parts.
The parts produced on the Husky systems can replace many medical disposables currently manufactured with glass, including test tubes and blood vials, eliminating the risk of breakage and injury.
The market for medical disposables is estimated to be worth close to US$170 billion globally, according to Datamonitor. Freedonia, meanwhile, estimates the U.S. market alone to be worth more than $60 billion and growing at 5.6% per year.
Examples of parts produced with the silicon dioxide coating will be displayed at the Husky booth at Plastec West in Anaheim, Calif., Feb. 13-15.
About Husky — Husky Injection Molding Systems (www.husky.ca) is a leading global supplier of injection molding equipment and services to the plastics industry. The company has more than 40 service and sales offices, supporting customers in over 100 countries. Husky's manufacturing facilities are located in Canada, the United States, Luxembourg and China.
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