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RTP Company has developed a custom material for Plásticos y Materias Primas (PyMPSA), a Mexican manufacturer of medical devices and components that was developing a new catheter for epidural anaesthesia.

The manufacturer required a biocompatible nylon material that was radiopaque so it could be readily observed during X-ray imaging to ensure proper placement.

The original supplier’s extruded nylon product ended up with a lot of air bubbles and so was not meeting the quality criteria demanded.

The PyMPSA team met with RTP Company representatives to discuss the application. A custom RTP 2900 series polyether-block-amide thermoplastic elastomer (PEBA) compound was developed for the catheter.

Key benefits of product application

  • RTP Company developed a custom material for the application, backing it up with technical support.
  • An extrusion technician was sent to work with PyMPSA’s extrusion engineer to ensure production of a high-quality product.
  • The compound included radio pacifiers and passed ISO 10993 biocompatibility testing.
  • It also solved the air bubble problem, leading to the successful development of the SET ESPICAT catheter.
  • PyMPSA is working with RTP to produce the catheter in several different colours for different diameter versions.

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