An overview of ISM’s miniature flow control valves selection
ISM’s miniature flow control valvesIf it uses air, gas, or fluid, ISM has a small-bore miniature valve for it.
Plastic duckbill check valves with hose barb and non-barbed (straight) connections.
Plastic diaphragm check valves with non-barbed (straight), barbed, multi-barbed, luer and threaded ...
A look at recent additions to our miniature check and pressure relief valves selection
A product overview of some recent ISM product releases.
- JCV series compression by male NPT thread plastic spring loaded check valves.
- NRVT series plastic in-line pressure relief valves.
- NRV series natural nylon pressure relief valves.
- CVNUCB series plastic spring loaded hose barbed ...
Durometer affects what type of materials and fittings you use for your application
What is durometer?
Durometer or Shore durometer is a standardized way to measure the hardness of materials like rubber (elastomers) and plastics. Durometer measurement scales range from 0 to 100 but there is no such thing as a durometer unit of measurement. Another way of saying this is that durometer is a dimensionless ...
Luers for medical applications and the new ISO 80369 small-bore connector standards
What is ISO 80369 and how does it relate to luers?
The ISO 80369-7: Connectors for Intravascular or Hypodermic Applications standard for luer fittings is part seven of ISO 80369. ISO 80369 is a series of medical device standards developed by the International Organization for Standardization. The standards cover small-bore connectors used in the different systems providing direct, individual patient care. ISO 80369 standards were developed to significantly improve ...
Mike Reid - ISM Account Manager
Born and raised in Colorado, Mike Reid graduated from Lincoln High School (Denver Colorado) in 1977. Mike Jokes that he has not gone very far in his life since the high school he graduated from 42 years ago is only a few blocks away.
After high school, Mike had a 25-year career in a Stainless-Steel manufacturing plant, where he excelled in many positions throughout his time with the company. He started at the plant ...
There is more to heat seal than just dwell time, temperature and pressure
United Silicone metal bonded silicone sheets.
An introduction to heat sealingHeat sealing is a critical process used for rigid and flexible packaging of all kinds. Heat conduction or heat transfer sealing uses heated seal heads or sealing bars to adhere, attach or close film to film or film to a rigid container. The results are leak-proof seals for bags, pouches ...
Bumping up against the heat seal requirements ceiling
Heat seal silicone-to-metal bonded sheets.
Where to start when you need high temperature silicone sheets?
Dick and Jane had a problem. They work for a contract packaging company that was building out a new facility. Because they work for a contract packager, the new facility would have lines for handling pouches, bags and other ...
Why Acetal or POM plastic might be the best material choice
What is Acetal Plastic?
Acetal plastic, also called polyacetal and polyoxymethylene (POM), is a general purpose, semi-crystalline, engineered thermoplastic. Acetal is commonly used for parts that need to be very stiff, have low surface friction and good dimensional stability. Dimensional stability is the ability of a plastic part to maintain its ...
Nicholas MacDonald – Product Specialist
Nick has considerable experience in the fields of production, warehousing: receiving, inventory, shipping, picking and packing and logistics. In college, he double majored in both Business Management and Marketing.
Outside of the office, he loves watching baseball (Go Colorado Rockies!). He has a vast music and movie collection that includes 500 movies and almost 1,000 CDs. An interesting bit about Nick is ...
Susanna A. – Creative Lead Design/Digital
During her teenage years, Susanna spent hours using software like word and paint to make collages, CD covers and posters. By her early twenties she began pursuing higher education studies in digital design and fine art.
In the summer of 2007, Susanna applied for a ...