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Advantages of LCP Resins for Thinwall Design & Molding of Drug Delivery Devices

Don DeMello (Field Development Engineer – Medical Business Unit, Celanese)

Location: 210C

Date: Thursday, February 7

Time: 9:15am - 10:00am

Track: MD&M West: Technical Solutions

Vault Recording: TBD

Liquid Crystal Polymer (LCP) thermoplastics are well-known in the consumer electronics industry for tight tolerance designs with high stiffness and strength, plus rapid cycle times and extreme flow to fill sub-mm wall sections. These same advantages are translatable to precision combination drug delivery devices which incorporate complex mechanisms and wireless connected electronics for prescription adherence goals.

Topics covered include:
  • Processing benefits for micromolding replication of details and economical device volumes
  • How LCP resins can help designers and engineers achieve more compact, intricate components
  • Advantages in wearable/on body devices where light weighting, compact form factors, and liberating more internal space for pharma dose & components are critical

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