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Restrictions on use of Hazardous Substances in Electronic and Electric Devices Spur Medical Device OEMs to Find Alternatives
Date:11/17/2011

MENOMONEE FALLS, Wis., Nov. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- An increasing number of governmental bodies are imposing restrictions on the use of lead and other hazardous substances found in electronic and electrical equipment.  As a result, medical device OEMs and others must find suitable substitutes for parts that have been manufactured from lead and other restricted materials.

Dielectric Corporation offers a material alternative in a poly-tungsten thermoplastic. This material can be machined and fabricated in a variety of configurations.  Poly-tungsten thermoplastic-based material has the density of traditional metals without the safety issues associated with lead.  Poly-tungsten is more durable than other lead substitutes and offers equal or better radiation-shielding capabilities.  Because it is malleable, poly-tungsten offers increased design flexibility and the opportunity to create molded parts in lieu of multi-part assemblies.

"All of the expense associated with hazardous materials – from material handling and manufacturing to employee safety and disposal – is eliminated with poly-tungsten.  In addition, the malleable material gives designers freedom that they haven't enjoyed in the past.  As a result, OEMs will find poly-tungsten to be a cost-effective and attractive alternative to lead," according to Dielectric's Chief Operating Officer, Perry Pabich.  

The Restriction of Hazardous Substances Directive, or RoHS, was adopted by the European Union in 2003 and expanded in July, 2011 to include medical devices and other previously exempted electronic and electrical devices.  Medical devices must be in compliance beginning July 22, 2014.  Other countries, and even individual states, have enacted regulations regarding the use of hazardous substances such as mercury, cadmium and lead in electronic and electrical devices.

Dielectric will have examples of poly-tungsten parts and material on exhibit in Chicago November 27 – December 2 at RSNA 2011, the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America, in booth #4755.  More information about Dielectric is available in the RSNA press kit at http://www.virtualpressoffice.com/kit/st6t.

About Dielectric Corporation

Dielectric Corporation was founded in 1965 by Ray Esser. Today, the company is a leader in the fabrication of thermosets, thermoplastics, aluminum, brass, copper and stainless steel. Dielectric is known in the industry for its materials expertise and ability to design custom components and assemblies that optimize price and performance. Dielectric's Wisconsin and Iowa facilities are certified ISO 9001-2008.


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