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By Katie Espenshade

August 21, 2020

West and its partner Daikyo have introduced a superior quality elastomeric piston the Daikyo D Sigma® 1mL long piston, substantially raising the standard for product acceptance. The D Sigma piston combines Daikyo best practices with a known formulation (D21-7H), Daikyo Flurotec® film, RB2 Coating, RSV® and RUV® processing with key innovation improvements of automated dimensional measurements, tight Acceptable Quality Levels (AQLs), particulate testing per ISO 8871-3, and enhanced vision inspection to achieve high levels of performance and consistency.

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By Christa Jansen-Otten

July 20, 2020

Innovation in manufacturing involves a spectrum of evolution improvements resulting in what West’s partner Daikyo Seiko, Ltd. considers "Absolute Quality." Recent continuous improvement efforts helped Daikyo achieve even higher levels in cleanliness of elastomer products.

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By Katie Espenshade

October 25, 2018

End-of-line rejections or sterility failures can affect drug availability and patient safety. As drugs evolve, demands on packaging systems increase. To meet the increasing quality needs of customers, West has introduced a line of superior quality elastomeric stoppers: Daikyo D Sigma components.