Qosina Utilizes CYROLITE® G-20 HIFLO to Create New Disposable Luer Lock Connector
“Delays in manufacturing were creating issues for us in terms of meeting customer demand in a timely fashion,” said Geri Trautman, Product Development Manager at Qosina. “So, after we started working on our own tooling and molding source, Roehm pointed us toward their CYROLITE® G-20 HIFLO, a material that is easy to process and saves us considerable production costs over the long run.”
A BPA-free, impact-modified copolymer ideal for the injection molding and extrusion of medical devices, CYROLITE® G-20 HIFLO offers a balance of physical properties and chemical resistance, excellent processability, and flow characteristics paramount for extremely thin-walled applications and complex multi-cavity molds. CYROLITE® can also be bonded to PVC tubing and sterilized by EtO gas and gamma irradiation.
CYROLITE® G-20 HIFLO ultimately lowered the cost of production due to reduced required mold temperatures, ease in processability, and faster cycle times.
“When customers come to us for material recommendation, collaboration is important to ensure that all stakeholders share the application requirements and material knowledge,” said Maurice Biagini, Commercial Director at Roehm. “In this case, CYROLITE® G-20 HIFLO was the perfect choice for the application because it has the right balance of physical properties and excellent processability.”
“This efficiency in the production process, coupled with proven performance capabilities, made this a win-win across the board for us,” said Michael Gillis, Supplier Relations Manager at Qosina. “We were able to make more parts in less time, enjoy less downtime on the molding machine, and also take advantage of energy cost savings due to increased productivity.”
Qosina was established in 1980 to serve medical device companies by providing stock components. Companies purchase from Qosina to eliminate the cost of tooling their own components and to receive immediate delivery from inventory. This particular approach is useful to companies of all sizes, but has proven especially effective for small to mid-range manufacturing companies. Qosina supports customer production requirements with timely delivery from their ISO 9001, ISO 13485, and ISO 14001 certified 95,000 sq. ft. climate-controlled facility that includes a Class 8 Clean Room. For more information, visit qosina.com.
With 3,500 employees and 15 production sites worldwide, Röhm is one of the world’s leading manufacturers in the methacrylate business. The medium-sized company with branches in Germany, China, the USA, Russia, and South Africa has more than 80 years of experience in methacrylate chemistry and a strong technology platform. Our best-known brands include PLEXIGLAS®, ACRYLITE®, DEGALAN® and DEGAROUTE®.
Röhm is a worldwide manufacturer of PMMA products sold under the PLEXIGLAS® and PLEXIMID® trademarks on the European, Asian, African and Australian continents and under the ACRYLITE® and ACRYMID® trademarks in the Americas.