ShieldSys is a family of PFPE (perfluoropolyether) based polymer additives designed for the needs of the medical industry. Our specialized chemistry facilitate migration of the PFPE to the exterior surfaces of the molded product, providing substantial reduction marring, abrasion, tackiness while increasing processibility and final product throughput. Benefits Include:
ShieldSys is offered as both a Compounding oil and Masterbatch concentrate.
ShieldSys compounding oil or Masterbatch can be incorporated into the polymer matrix via conventional melt compounding equipment. High shear mixing is recommended to ensure proper dispersion of the ShieldSys compound oil. The higher viscosity grades can be processed at temperatures as high as 680 F. The recommended loading of ShieldSys is 0.25% - 1.0% depending on the base polymer matrix and performance desired.
Applicable for use with: TPU, Pebax, EVA, PA11, HDPE, PP, PMMA, Polyester, PVC, PVDF, ABS, PEEK, and Nylon-6.
Medical-grade Tubing and Catheters
MilGlide™ can be used in a variety of thermoplastic and thermosetting tube resins, and is specially designed to bloom to the surface. Outer and Inner diameter surfaces exhibits dramatically lower coefficients of friction. This reduces mechanical wear on extrusion equipment, eliminates die build up, and increases the desired properties of the catheter tubing.
Blown and Cast Films
MilGlide™ offers not only increased surface slip but also an inherent hydrophobic barrier to applied medical devices. Such applications include blood pressure cuffs, inflatable cuffs, and other TPU applications.