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  • Most polymers contain many non-polymeric components intended to stabilize, toughen, color and lubricate the final product. Certain classes of these additives are capable of migrating to the surface. This additive migration can create a surface that has a composition very different from the bulk of the polymer. If the manufacturing process includes an interface between the polymer and an adhesive or paint, or in the case of a medical device, contact with human tissues, additive migration to the surface (blooming) can have serious consequences. Blooming represents a form of contamination that can result in adhesive or paint failures or worse.

    This webinar discusses:

    • The origins of blooming
    • Common additives that are subject to blooming
    • Strategies for detecting, controlling, and avoiding issues associated with blooming.
  • Are you a medical supply or device manufacturer that has struggled to achieve FDA validation of your products due to medical tubing or otherwise?

    The Surface Analyst, with its fast, easy, accurate, and non-destructive usage of contact angle measurement technology, gives manufacturers the ability to validate their products like never before.

    Used in tandem with a custom fixture, obtaining detailed information related to surface quality as it relates to your process is now entirely possible.

    Contact us today to discuss your unique application as we can help you start your journey towards FDA validation!