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"Junkosha to join with SYNEO to discuss latest innovations at Medtec Europe and Med-Tech Innovation Expo"

Two of Europe’s leading Medical Manufacturing events provide the platform for Junkosha to join with SYNEO to showcase their latest leading-edge products, paving the way for future co-operation based on innovation and precision engineering

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World leader in precision tooling and automation solutions, SYNEO, is collaborating with the pioneer of peelable heat shrink tubing (PHST) technology, Junkosha, to discuss their latest innovations at Medtec Europe (17-19th April in Stuttgart, Germany) and Med-Tech Innovation Expo (25-26th April in Coventry, UK). These medical sector showcases are part of the European springboard for Junkosha’s global campaign ‘Discover the Secret of Junkosha’, confirming its pioneering role in precision engineered, miniaturised solutions for micro catheters and guide wires

“The PHST market is an exciting area to be in, not only because it meets our customers’ unmet needs, but also because it paves the way for smaller and smaller procedures,” explains Joe Rowan, President and CEO of USA and Europe for Junkosha.

“At both Medical Manufacturing events in April, we will be discussing for the first time in Europe, our market-leading ultra-small PHST and high-shrink ratio PHST”, continues Rowan. “Our ultra-small PHST is the only suitable tubing for laminating jacket coatings to tiny guide wires, for example 0.011” and 0.014”, leveraging the fact that PHST has a recovered ID down to 0.009”. These miniature guide wires are perfect for applications including the navigation of vessels to reach a lesion or vessel segment within, for example, the brain or heart. Our high-shrink ratio PHST (2:1) is ideal for manufacturing processes where tapered microcatheter shafts are used or where tolerance take-up is an issue.”

Medtec Europe and Med-Tech Innovation Expo have been cited by Junkosha and SYNEO as the ideal platforms for discussing technological innovations that will help shape the future of miniaturised catheters and guide wires.

Bryan Mathias, International Business Development Manager – Europe for SYNEO, explains: “SYNEO have provided services and solutions for Junkohsa, as a strategic partner, that have enabled them to develop innovative products for the medical device sector. We look forward to welcoming Junkosha to join us daily at both events to discuss the latest innovations around Peelable Heat Shrink Tubing.”

Medtec Europe, which is being held between 17th and 19th April at the Messe in Stuttgart, Germany, is the preeminent medical technology event showcasing the key trends and insights across the entire supply chain of the medical technology industry. Med-Tech Innovation Expo, which is being held between 25th and 26th April at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry, is the UK and Ireland’s leading conference and exhibition forum for medical design and manufacturing technology.

For more information on Junkosha, click here:http://www.junkosha.co.jp/english/index.html. If you would like to order a sample, please click on http://www.junkosha.co.jp/english/products/tube/i04.html.

For more information on SYNEO, click on http://www.syneoco.com/.


This release has been issued on behalf of Junkosha by Kredo Consulting Ltd. For further information please contact Philip Hicks on phil@kredoconsulting.com or +44 (0) 7467 510339 or Andy Parker on andy@kredoconsulting.com or +44 (0) 7860 833036.


SYNEO’s machine solutions focus on improving processes such as automated cutting, feeding, hole-making, drilling, slitting, flaring, grinding and other material marking processes. SYNEO draws on its standard machine platforms and robust technical resources and machine design history to provide standard and customised solutions to our customers. Whether it’s an isolated application or an integration and automation of multiple processes, SYNEO has the capabilities to bring enhanced efficiency, productivity and quality to catheter and guidewire manufacturing processes.

SYNEO’s cutting tool solutions target drilling and hole-punching applications for catheter and surgical device applications. Using a proprietary sharpening process, SYNEO offers cutting tools that provide an unparalleled level of cutting sharpness. SYNEO offers its cutting tool solutions on an a la cart basis or in conjunction with a manual or automated drilling application from its Machine division.
For more information, click on http://www.syneoco.com/.

About Junkosha

Junkosha, founded in Japan in 1954, are pioneers of sophisticated fluoropolymer application technologies across medical device and microwave interconnect sectors. With three operations in Japan including its headquarters, as well as sites in the US, UK and China, it is one of the best kept global advanced technology secrets outside of Japan.

The company provides high quality, high performance and high durability tube and fitting, wire and cable, moulding and component, and film products for a variety of sectors including health care, telecommunications, ocean and space, environment and energy, and precision machinery and robot markets. Product types include tube and fitting products, such as generic resin tubes, fluoropolymer tubes, high-barrier tubes, flexible multi-layered tubes, industrial hoses, degassing modules, heat-shrinkable tubes, and the market leading peelable heat shrink tubes. It also provides wire and cable products, including microwave interconnects, robot cables, high data rate cables, Camera Link® cable assemblies, ultrafine coaxial cables and assemblies, cables for clean environments, and general wires and cables.
For more information, click on http://www.junkosha.co.jp/english/index.html.
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