Medical Devices and Life Sciences

Boston Matthews has over 50 years extrusion and polymer processing experience.

The Medical Device & Life Sciences Industries are amongst the most demanding in the World in terms of quality, consistency and product traceability. It therefore imperative that the extrusion machinery used in the manufacturing process must be of the highest quality. Boston Matthews has designed and manufactured extrusion machinery to the medical industry for more than 40 years including specialised turn-key applications as:

Specialised Extrusion Lines include:

  • PS (Styrene) Pipette Tubes
  • Single & Multi Lumen Tubing
  • Burette Tubing
  • Bubble ‘Bump’ Tubing
  • FEP/PFA Canula
  • Fluorocarbons
  • PVC Clear & Frosted Tubing for Catheters etc
  • Blood Bags
  • Radio Opaque Tubing
  • Polyurethane & Nylon Tubing
  • Peristaltic Tubing
  • Fluorocarbons

Understanding the Medical Industry

Boston Matthews has over 50 years extrusion and polymer processing experience and fully understands that it is essential when manufacturing medical devices that precision, accuracy and consistency is guaranteed at all times.

AC, Servo and PLC technology is found throughout every element of the line for complete control, consistency and accuracy at every stage of this critical production operation.

Quality Control Systems

Precision accuracy and consistency is found in every stage and process of the extrusion line.

Tube Quality Management Systems have been incorporated to ensure that tube quality is constantly monitored and maintained providing:-

  • Closed Loop Laser Diameter Control
  • PLC Line Control
  • Wall Thickness Monitoring
  • Out of Tolerance Tube Rejection Systems – Loss in Weight; Lump Recognition; Diameter Measurement; etc

Clean Room Compliant

Boston Matthews Medical Extrusion Lines are designed and manufactured for operation within clean-room environments. Direct-Drive AC Technology provides brushless operation for the elimination of static and dust whilst the extensive use of stainless steel and non-corrosive components ensures contamination is prevented. All areas of Boston Matthews Medical Extrusion Lines are easily accessible for quick and easy cleaning.

Multi-Layer Extrusion Technology

Boston Matthews has extensive experience of multi-layer extrusion ensuring the layers are produced with correct thickness and ovality. Co-Extruders are easy to positon for exact alignment and small flow adapters further enhances tube quality.

Fluorocarbon & High Temperature Extrusion

The extrusion of Fluorocarbons is a specialist area and Boston Matthews has manufactured extruders and extrusion equipment into this field for many years. We are experienced with the specialist materials that need to be associated with machinery manufacture of these polymers and understand their processing requirements.

Product Traceability

Using Boston Matthews SMART Control production data and quality can be recorded and exported for traceability. The ability to log production conditions and to export to various platforms such as Ethernet, SCADA, Excel, etc gives you and your customers the information you need when you need it.

Advanced Cutting Technology

Boston Matthews has developed a range of cutters to meet with the specific demands of the medical industry. These include precision servo cutters for high speed, close tolerance cutting of medical tubing or moving head planetary cutters for the accuracy on-line cutting of PS Pipettes.

Coiling & Winding Technology

Boston Matthews has developed a range of coilers to ensure a neat, close coil is formed. These can utilise Coil Formers, Reels or Cardboard Reels. High Speed Automatic Winding is also available.


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