Case Study: Orthopedic Soft Goods and the Problem of Delamination

December 2, 2013 | UFPT

Through innovation, resourcefulness and design, UFP Technologies was able to custom engineer and manufacturer a combination of components incorporating foams and fabrics that met our customer’s high demands. Our customer’s issues with delamination were eliminated. Their brace provided the longevity their customers desired, without the worry of component failure and exposing the sharp aluminum edges. The bracing company was then able to incorporate the foam and fabric technologies into a new, first-to-market product in their highly competitive industry.
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Case Study: Molded Fiber – 100% Recyclable Packaging Solution

November 25, 2013 | UFPT

Sustainability and recyclability are major concerns facing the global packaging industry along with demonstrating concern for the environment to customers. Utilizing our in-house engineering team, UFP Technologies designed a sustainable packaging and shipping solution using 100% recycled molded fiber for shipping electronics worldwide.
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What is considered medical grade foam?

November 8, 2013 | UFPT

Searching the Internet for a foam deemed “medical grade” can be an intimidating and discouraging mission. The term “medical grade” foam means many things to many different people. UFP Technologies follows a simple set of guidelines and definitions which allow us to determine the most functional and economical foam to use in our customers’ medical applications.

Medical Packaging: Thermoformed Rigid Plastics (PETG, PETE, ABS, HIPS)

November 7, 2013 | UFPT

UFP Technologies has a long established history of using and designing rigid plastics as a solution to package a wide range of medical devices. This includes trays, blisters and other configurations that contain many different characteristics and properties that can meet a lot of different needs within the market place.

Reticulated Polyurethane Foam: Quenching vs. Zapping

October 22, 2013 | UFPT

Reticulated polyurethane foam is created by removing cell membranes through one of two methods in the polyurethane manufacturing process. The first method is chemical etching or “quenching.” The second method is called thermal reticulation or “zapping.”