continues to see strong demand throughout Asia for feedscrews, control
systems, medical tubing technology, and its dsX™ product line for cast
film, blown film and packaging applications. Davis-Standard’s regional
presence has continued to grow since opening Davis-Standard (Suzhou)
Plastics Packaging Machinery Co., Ltd. in 2012. This facility is
Davis-Standard’s manufacturing base in China and houses an R&D
laboratory for process development and trials.
experienced growth across all platforms in China, but the medical
tubing sector has been especially strong for us,” said Sekaran
Murugaiah, Davis-Standard Vice President of Business Development, Asia.
“Customers appreciate our regional presence and the availability of the
medical tubing laboratory in Suzhou to test new resins and processes.
These R&D capabilities have been key in ensuring customers in the
region are equipped to address market demands.”
Suzhou lab features direct-drive 19mm and 24mm single screw extruders,
each with a polymer melt pump, a sophisticated three-layer spiral flow
tubing die, PLC line control with data acquisition, precision vacuum
sizing tank for both rigid and flexible products, closed loop ID/OD
control via an ultrasonic gauging system, a servo controlled combination
puller/cutting system, and a transport conveyer with single-zone air
eject. It also includes a single layer tubing line designed specifically
for the production of FPVC tubing for IV & fluid delivery
applications. Products ranging in size from 2mm OD to 8mm OD can be
produced with an accuracy of +/- 50u at line speeds up to 100mpm.
Davis-Standard’s facility in Pawcatuck, Connecticut, also has a fully
equipped medical tubing laboratory.
labs support applications for Alternate Polymer®, microbore tubing,
multi-lumen and catheter tubing, edotracheal and tracheotomy tubing,
radio opaque tubing, bubble tube, taper tube, pipette tubing and
multi-layer tubing, among others. Complete medical tubing systems
support extruder outputs up to 315kg/hr (700 pounds per hour) and line
speeds up to 240 mpm (800 feet per minute) for a range of materials
including PLA, PLLA, PEEK, FPVC, polyurethane, nylon, PEBAX and FEP.
Extruder options are available depending on process and application and
engineered for a fast delivery and competitive pricing.