Value Plastics, manufacturer of plastic tubing connectors, has again responded to customer and market needs by developing an innovative line of new connectors – the MQC Series. These quick connect fittings will make their debut June 7-9 at MD&M East 2011. The MQC is an affordable push-to-connect solution yielding features that end users, engineers, and designers in the medical community will welcome.

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Contact: Will Stone, 970-267-5221, [email protected]

Value Plastics Introduces New Quick Connect at MD&M East

Fort Collins, Colorado – May, 2011

Value Plastics, manufacturer of plastic tubing connectors, has again responded to customer and market needs by developing an innovative line of new connectors – the MQC Series. These quick connect fittings will make their debut June 7-9 at MD&M East 2011. The MQC is an affordable push-to-connect solution yielding features that end users, engineers, and designers in the medical community will welcome.

End users will benefit from the intuitive design, large ergonomic grips, and audible "click" indicating a secure connection. Due to the MQC’s haptic characteristics, these medical practitioners will be happy to know that even while wearing gloves, the fitting is extremely easy to handle. Another notable feature of the MQC Series is its wide selection of colors. End users will appreciate the potential for unique color-coding, a connection verification technique familiar to practitioners. In acknowledgement of the developing ISO 80369 standard, this luer alternative’s innovative design also helps to reduce the risk of misconnections.

Designers and engineers will be excited to see the availability of multiple nylon resins (including a USP Class VI material), a variety of barb sizes, and a considerable number of color choices that will allow for their own custom-made solutions. The MQC Series is available in white, grey, black, green, blue, red, and purple nylon with barb sizes ranging from 1/8 inch (3.2 mm) to 3/16 inch (4.8 mm). The male connector includes a Buna-N o-ring to ensure a secure seal, and in terms of sterilization techniques, the fittings are both ethylene oxide (EtO) compatible and gamma radiation stable. Tested for up to 1,500 connection cycles, this solution is a solid bet!

Value Plastics will be introducing the MQC Series connector at MD&M East and will offer samples in the standard configurations. For samples or to order the MQC fittings, please contact [email protected].

Value Plastics, Inc. makes and markets an innovative line of fluid management components designed specifically for flexible tubing. Products designed and manufactured include quick connect fittings, luer fittings, check valves, tube-to-tube fittings, threaded fittings and blood pressure monitoring components. Value Plastics products find global application in demanding healthcare OEM, research and specialty industrial applications.

For further information, please contact Will Stone, Marketing Communications Manager, at (970) 267-5221 or [email protected].

Value Plastics, Inc., 3325 South Timberline Road, Fort Collins, Colorado 80525, phone (970) 267-5200, toll free in U.S.A. (888) 404-5837, fax (970) 223-0953, http://www.valueplastics.com.



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