Characterization of Hexsyn, a polyolefin rubber.

  title={Characterization of Hexsyn, a polyolefin rubber.},
  author={C Mcmillin},
  journal={Journal of biomaterials applications},
  volume={2 1},
  • C Mcmillin
  • Published 1987 in Journal of biomaterials applications
Hexsyn is the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company tradename for a polyolefin rubber synthesized from 1-hexene with 3-5% methylhexadiene as the source of residual double bonds for vulcanization. Under license from Goodyear, this same polymer has been manufactured by Lord Corporation for the hinge portion of finger joint prostheses using the tradename Bion. This rubber is currently licensed to the University of Akron and to the Cleveland Clinic Foundation for use in biomedical applications, and is… CONTINUE READING