GENTEX, NATVAR TO DEVELOP MEDICAL TUBING MATERIALS
Gentex and Natvar recently announced their agreement to jointly develop materials for the medical tubing market. Natvar is a subsidiary of Tekni-Plex.
Under the terms of the joint development agreement, Natvar will be granted a license to Gentex's Clearweld laser welding technology to compound, produce and sell near-infrared-absorbing products in medical tubing applications, the firms said.
This new technology will eliminate the need for solvents or adhesives used in assembly operations for a number of medical device applications, the firms said. Clearweld was developed jointly by UK-based TWI Gentex, which retains the sole right to commercialize the technology worldwide.