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Rubber components for the medical technology market

03. June 2019

Irrespective of whether a molded rubber part functions as a stand-alone medical device or is a component in a medical device – the medical technology market is heavily dependent on molded rubber parts. The manufacture of rubber parts requires a range of considerations to be taken into account, both in terms of the production technology and organization, to ensure compliance in this safety-sensitive sector. What exactly suppliers to the medical technology sector need to pay particular attention to is explained in this blog entry. In addition to production-specific challenges, we take a close look at aspects such as biocompatibility, quality management and cleanroom production.

HEPAKO new member of VDMA Medical Technology

12. May 2019

Hepako GmbH has recently become a member of VDMA Medical Technology. VDMA Medical Technology is part of the German Mechanical Engineering Industry Association (VDMA) and forms a platform for all aspects of production technology in the medical industry. The network targets the entire value chain, from material suppliers to mechanical engineering and medical technology manufacturers, right up to applications in hospitals.

EPDM rubber (ethylene propylene diene methylene rubber)

04. April 2019

Due to its all-rounder properties, the material ethylene propylene diene methylene rubber (EPDM) has found extensive application in a wide range of industrial areas. After its introduction in the 1960s, the use of EPDM increased rapidly, and it is now one of the most common elastomers.  Its versatility and good resistance against weather have made EPDM the material of choice for technical rubber products.   

In this blog post, we will discuss the various properties of EPDM in detail.