Boisbriand, Quebec, Canada (PRWEB) September 24, 2013
Elasto Proxy, global supplier of medical and industrial sealing solutions, is announcing plans to attend K 2013 next month in Dusseldorf, Germany. From October 16 to 23, the K Show will host over 3,000 companies who specialize in raw materials and semi-finished products, technical parts and reinforced plastics, and machinery and processing equipment.
Held just once every three years, the K Trade Fair will provide a special focus on meeting the needs of the medical marketplace. For visitors and exhibitors who want to grow along with the medical industry, K 2013 offers access to partners who can strengthen supply chains, offer technical expertise, and share application knowledge of medical equipment and medical assist devices.
The Medical Market for Rubber and Plastic
Today, more than half of the world’s manufactured medical products are made of plastics. From contact lenses and syringes to medical tubing and prosthetics, hospitals and healthcare facilities use polymers. The automotive, building and construction, and packaging industries still consume most of the world’s plastics, but medical technology is a fast-growing market.
Rubber components for durable medical equipment and medical assist devices are also helping to meet the growing global demand for manufactured medical solutions. For suppliers who need to source latex-free materials, avoiding allergens is important. As a recent draft guidance document from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) explains, accuracy in medical product labeling is an important industry goal.
Custom Fabrication and Specialty Seals
Elasto Proxy specializes in the custom fabrication of rubber and plastic parts such as silicone tubing for medical devices and dental equipment, molded diaphragms for hospital air regulators, and medical gaskets made of specialized compounds for X-Ray machines. Hospitals, medical offices, and home-health care settings all need high-quality specialty seals for these and other applications.
In addition to providing sealing solutions for durable medical equipment, Elasto Proxy designs and custom fabricates parts for medical assist devices. Examples include rubber seals for handicap-accessible walk-in bathtubs, plastic end caps and rubber rollers for steel-frame hospital beds, foam grips for bed grab handles, seals for ceiling-mounting patient lifts, and mattress overlays to prevent patient rollout.
Solving Medical Sealing Challenges
To help solve medical sealing challenges, Elasto Proxy also supplies EMI shielding for medical equipment and high-quality parts made of thermoplastic elastomers (TPE), special materials with antimicrobial and antifungal properties. Although TPEs have a higher material cost than other compounds, thermoplastic rubbers are cost-effective for small runs because they cure right away.
To request a meeting with Elasto Proxy’s co-owners and co-founders, Doug Sharpe and Donna Sharpe, in Dusseldorf, Germany during K 2013, please email Megan Beaulieu at mbeaulieu(at)elastoproxy(dot)com.
About Elasto Proxy
Elasto Proxy designs and custom fabricates rubber and plastic parts for a variety of industries, including medical equipment. Our solutions providers understand the medical industry’s regulatory environment and how some plastics and rubber materials must meet requirements such as those from the U.S. FDA and NSF International.
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Elasto Proxy Inc.
4035 Lavoisier Street
Boisbriand, Quebec, Canada
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