When it comes to essential industries, PVC manufacturing is included in the chemical sector, which is recognized as a critical infrastructure sector by the US Department of Homeland Security. Aurora Plastics manufactures a variety of high-performance compounds for essential industries, including medical and health care. We are proud to supply products that help to improve the health and well-being of Millions of people in America.
Our innovative flexible PVC, rigid PVC, SEBS, TPR and custom TPO compounds are found in a variety of products used in medical applications. These include nasal cannulas that deliver oxygen to life-critical patients. Our innovative products are also used in orthopedic leg braces, inhalers, respirator masks, face seals, grips, gaskets vibration dampening pads and other non-implantable devices. They are also used in wire and cable and battery cases for life-critical hospital equipment, such as ventilators, surgical crash carts and defibrillators.
AuroraFlex™ SEBS compounds utilize multiple TPE/TPR chemistries to impart high-performance properties for durability and easy processing. These materials have many of the same properties as vulcanized rubber, but can be molded and extruded using conventional thermoplastic process equipment. Thermoplastic processing provides advantages over vulcanized, thermoset rubbers, which are processed using a slower and more costly curing process. Most of our TPR formulations are 100% recyclable and are RoHS compliant.
As a cost-efficient alternative to our thermoplastic elastomers, we can provide AuroraFlex flexible PVC compounds that provide elastomeric performance. TPE options are available as low as 10A* up to 50D durometer hardness. Some of our TPEs are offered in clear, as well as oil-free grades.
AuroraFlex compounds can be used to manufacture a variety of medical products, including nasal cannulas, defibrillators, inhalers, and more. These compounds can be formulated to provide weather resistance, ozone resistance, low-temperature flexibility as well as excellent resistance to many chemicals. They are lightweight and can be colored to meet your requirements.
AuroraTec™ rigid PVC compounds are UL recognized and ideal for wire and cable conduit applications. Highly versatile, these compounds can be used as stand-alone compounds or as structural substrates, along with capstock, in two-part systems. Either way, AuroraTec™ compounds provide a wide processing window and demonstrate resistance to electrical failure far surpassing metal conduits under similar conditions of heat exposure due to their lower thermal conductivity. Designed for the extrusion process, they are available in pellet or powder form in a wide range of colors.
Our experts will work with you to create the right formulation, considering factors like clarity, color, UV resistance, durometer requirements, chemical resistance, and the need to accommodate low temperatures.
* NOTE: Durometer hardness is measured with a calibrated durometer using the Shore Type-A scale in a room of consistent temperature. The indenter is inserted for 15 seconds to determine if it passes the ASTM D2240-Durometer Hardness test for the desired durometer.