Compact, standard, long, or extra-long miniature bearings are available in rail widths from 1mm to 25mm and wide-bearing options as high as 42mm. The variety of widths and lengths allow miniature bearing systems to be tailored to specific payload requirements. An integrated C-Lube, long-term lubrication system offers a controlled release of lubricant throughout 20,000km of operation. C-Lube technology can be integrated into bearings as small as 3mm wide. www.ikont.com

Thermoplastic elastomer formulated compounds

Cellene, a line of thermoplastic elastomer compounds, are formulated to be silicone-, latex-, phthalate-, halogen-, and PVC-free using FDA-compliant raw materials to meet USP Class VI and ISO 10993 standards. Changes in regulations and market conditions are prompting medical device manufacturers to look for solutions via other materials, and Cellene is an alternative to PVC, phthalate-based plasticized compounds, and various rubber materials. Colorite offers custom compounding and in-house development, helping reduce medical device development costs and timing. www.tekni-plex.com/colorite