RQC Series Quick Connects
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Value Plastics, a premier OEM supplier of precision plastic components and a Nordson company, introduces RQC Series tubing applications to the biopharmaceutical market. A more robust alternative for bioprocessing needs, the RQC Series offers a cost effective solution for flexible tubing connections in single use systems. The connector set features a more user friendly interface that includes a large button, an optional, integral and easy to use locking feature, as well as a single barb open flow design to provide security and mitigate flow path obstruction. The offer includes caps and plugs to support sterilization and shipment needs. Available in widely used polypropylene and polycarbonate materials, these connectors are compatible with industry standard quick connects to simplify qualification.*
These new applications are offered in two tubing sizes to fit 1/4” (6.4mm) and 3/8” (9.5mm) ID flexible tubing and feature platinum-cured, silicone o-rings. All materials satisfy USP Class VI and ISO 10993 criteria and are suitable for autoclave and EtO or gamma sterilization.
For ease of testing concepts, Value Plastics offers samples in all available configurations. For samples or to order RQC products, contact Value Plastics directly. RQC Series products are available from Value Plastics through its direct sales force, web site, major industry catalog sources and worldwide business partners. A complete set of validation and test results are available to support customer needs, including extractables and leachables profiles.
*Testing information available upon request on the interoperability of the RQC Series with other connectors.
Materials meet USP Class VI and ISO 10993 criteria
Several connector configurations available in commonly used polypropylene and polycarbonate materials
Large ergonomic button and thumb pad with secure latch and optional integrated locking mechanism
Platinum-cured silicone o-rings
Plugs and caps available to maintain fluid path integrity
• Polypropylene, Tinted Polycarbonate
• Gamma radiation stable
• EtO compatible
• Autoclavable to 121°C for up to 20 minutes
• Bioburden, Cytotoxicity, Differential Non-Linearity
• 1/4" (6.4 mm) and 3/8" (9.5 mm) tubing IDs
SCV Series - Barbed Check Valves
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Value Plastics, introduces a new line of barbed check valves as an extension to their SCV Series of check valves.
SCV Series barbed check valves were developed to provide a reliable mechanical connection and simplify tubing assemblies that often require multiple parts needed for in-line check valves. Available in medical grade materials and multiple barb sizes the valves feature more precise, lower crack pressures, higher flow rates, low priming volume, air bubble mitigation during priming and operate in any spatial orientation.
The check valves feature 3/32” (2.4 mm) and 1/8” (3.2 mm) single barb ends in barb to barb straight through, reducing and barb to male/female luer configurations. All check valves feature DEHP- and latex-free silicone diaphragms and all materials of construction satisfy USP Class VI and ISO 10993 criteria.
According to Ken Davis, Global Product Line Manager, “We are very pleased to have a barbed check valve option for our customers. We have been providing barbed luer and tube-to-tube products for over 45 years to the market. Our customers like this type of termination and it only makes sense for us to provide the same kind of value and differentiation in a barbed check valve.”
Features & Benefits
Materials meet USP Class VI and ISO 10993 criteria
DEHP- and latex-free silicone diaphragms
All products are suitable for EtO or gamma sterilization
Several connection configurations and materials
Air bubbles completely removable during priming
Operate in any spatial orientation
• Housing - MABS, SAN, Lipid Resistant PC
• Diaphragm - Latex-free Silicone
Cracking Pressure: ≤6 mBar (≤.087 psig)
Max. Back Pressure: 8 Bar (116.030 psig)
Flow Rate (water): ≥150 ml/min (≥.0396 gal/min)
Value Plastics introduces the BPL Series of tubing connectors, a new alternative to luer fittings.
The luer is a standard tubing connector prevalent in medical devices largely due to its ease of use and affordable nature. Unfortunately, however, the common use of this standard design has resulted in the risk of tubing misconnections within healthcare environments. Alternatives to these fittings have therefore begun to increase in popularity.
The BPL Series of connectors incorporates a quarter-turn design that is commonly used in blood pressure applications – particularly in blood pressure cuffs. Features such as Value Plastics’ patented 10-point grip coupled with the BPL’s winged male fitting provide for top-of-the-line ergonomics, and the snap-on connection presents the end user with confidence that a secure fit has been made. These attributes can be crucial in healthcare environments due to hindrances such as dark rooms, baggy rubber gloves, and the potential for situations that don’t allow time for fumbling.
Another unique characteristic of the BPL Series is the true tube stop on the rotating half of the two connectors. This allows tubing to be fully assembled onto the barb without its edge pushing against the body of the connector. It is this contact that hampers the rotation of the barb, causing the tubing to kink and twist. The connectors also include an o-ring that assures a tight seal, and barb sizes of 1/8” (3.2mm) and 5/32” (4.0mm). The medical grade ABS material withstands bulk sterilization processes and holds up under demanding application conditions.
Features & Benefits
Ergonomic wing-grip design
• Easier to connect and disconnect than market similars
• 360° of tubing rotation
Quarter-turn design with haptic closure feedback
• Positive reinforcement of secure connection
Sizes to fit 1/8” (3.2 mm) and 5/32” (4.0 mm) ID tubing
• Fits almost all cuffs
• 5/32” hose barb perfectly fits most common cuff tube size
200 Series single barbs
• Ease of assembly
• Enhanced resistance to tube pulloff
Medical grade ABS material (fluid path)
• Withstands bulk sterilization processes
• Holds up under demanding application conditions
Acetal (Wing-grip shroud)
• Added strength
Value Plastics introduces a more user-friendly, single-use sanitary clamp to biopharmaceutical market.
The PharmaLok Series a new line of ergonomic,
single-use sanitary clamps for securing fittings to bag ports and filters in the
Pharmalok clamps provide a significant advancement for the industry, as a number of existing solutions either require tools for closure or consist of multiple components, which turns what should be a simple operation into a difficult and awkward process.
"As a founding member of BPSA, Value Plastics has been fortunate enough to have insight into the needs of the biopharm industry,” comments Ken Davis, Global Marketing Manager for Value Plastics. “User-friendly solutions are increasingly demanded, and single-use systems have developed into an overwhelming market trend. Incorporating these factors into the PharmaLok has resulted in an ideal solution for our customers."
Easily operated with one hand, PharmaLok’s Patent pending design allows effortless attachment of fittings to bag ports and filters. The user simply rests the fitting in the PharmaLok’s regulation-sized slot, lightly grips the surrounding handles, and listens for the sound of three clicks to confirm a secure connection.
Value Plastics' new PharmaLok hygienic clamps are made of a glass-filled nylon material that is both USP Class VI and ISO 11137 certified, and ASME BPE 2009 DT-5-3 compliant.
ASME BPE 2009 DT-10.4 compliant
Multiple colors for color coding applications
Connects both plastic and stainless steel fittings
Easy to use, one-handed closure (no tools needed)
Zip tie compatible
• USP Class VI & ISO 11137 Certified glass-filled nylon
• Gamma Radiation up to 50 kGy
• Autoclavable up to 273°F (134° C) for a max of 30 min.
• ¾" & 1-½", for use with “Mini” & “Maxi” flange sanitary fittings
• -94° F (-70° C) to 140° F (60° C)
• 80 psi
Value Plastics introduces a technologically advanced series of ports for the single-use bags used to transfer media and drug compounds in the biopharmaceutical industry.
Value Plastics’ new high tech series of bag ports offers a variety of benefits new to the biopharmaceutical industry through
a combination of Value Pharma™ resin and a unique design. Value Pharma™ resin
holds credentials that many manufacturers deem fundamental, such as animal
derivative free qualification, USP Class VI certification, and the guarantee of
heat sealing and conformance with polyethylene bags. The resin then goes even
further to provide a strong, 24-hour resistance to alcohol stress cracking.
Their unique design sets these new ports apart from existing solutions.
They not only conform with frequently utilized tubing sizes from 1/8" (3.2 mm) to 1" (25.4 mm), but they are
also designed to ASME and BPE ferrule specifications, allowing them to work with leading industry fittings,
filters and other devices. However, the most notable of the bag ports’ specifications are those that are new
to the industry – the parabolic lead and the alignment ribs. These two features, respectively, reduce the amount
of time it takes to drain a bag by 24 percent and improve flow dynamics through the port.
Introducing the MQC Series™ Quick Connect Fitting Line
The MQC Series™ is an intuitive Push-to-Connect design and arguably one of the most versatile quick connect solutions on the market. With its large, ergonomic buttons and wide selection of colors, both designers and end users will embrace its unique features. This fitting is available for 1/8” (3.2 mm), 5/32” (4.0 mm), and 3/16” (4.8 mm) ID tubing and can be manufactured in either standard or USP Class VI certified nylon. The MQC also comes in 10 different color options, enabling customers to create their own custom-made solution and allowing for unique color-coding verification techniques. Between the audible click on connect, the unique design, and the large versatility this line presents, the MQC Series™ is a great luer alternative for preventing misconnections.
Value Plastics introduces groundbreaking quick connect fitting
Value Plastics, a premier OEM supplier of precision plastic components, has broken
new ground in the quick connect fittings arena with the development of its newest
product line – the SBL Series connector system. The plastic small-bore quick connector,
which was unveiled at Medical Design & Manufacturing West (MD&M West), Feb. 10-12,
2009 in Anaheim, Calif., is ideal for medical device designers focused on health
care fluid application arenas.
Created with the end user top-of-mind, the unique, patent-pending design is intuitive,
easy to use, safe, secure, and reliable. The SBL Series quick connect fittings are
intended to take the guesswork out of in-hospital and consumer-operated medical
Value Plastics introduces more check valves to its product line
Value Plastics, a premier OEM supplier of precision plastic components, introduces SCV Series check valves for medical devices. These new check valves come in multiple medical grade materials and sizes to meet a diverse set of fluid management applications. The check valves, which are being unveiled at Medical Design & Manufacturing West (MD&M West), Feb. 10-12, 2009 in Anaheim, Calif., are ideal for medical device designers focused on infusion, drainage and irrigation applications.
Value Plastics expands range of solutions for biopharm industry.
SF Series sanitary fittings from Value Plastics are designed for use in single-use container fluid transport systems, manifolds and wherever sensitive fluids must be transferred. They are offered in two flange sizes, 1-1/2” (“Maxi”) to comply with the ISO 2852 specification, and the popular 3/4” (“Mini”) size commonly used with small tubing sizes. SF Series sanitary fittings incorporate 600 Series barbs for easy use with silicone, C-Flex® or Tygon® tubing.
XQ Series Line Extensions Expand Universe of Quick Connect Fitting Applications
Value Plastics expands its line of XQ Series quick connect fittings/quick disconnect couplings with 8 new configurations and an additional raw material family.
20 new component options are available from stock in two materials with ¼” and 3/8” hose barbs. Available products include, in acetal copolymer resin with Buna-N o-rings, open flow and valved panel mount male and female versions, open flow straight male and female connectors and open flow and valved male elbows. White polypropylene versions, with EPDM o-ring seals, are available in straight valved male and female connectors.