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Flexible elastomers are critical to the development of new and innovative medical devices, providing sealing, gasketing, and fluid transfer properties not possible with most other materials. Silicone elastomers in particular have played a major role in the materials development portion of this initiative. By using inputs not typically associated with allergenic responses, and avoiding introduction of migratory plasticizers, silicone elastomer have expanded in areas traditionally served by lower cost materials such as PVC and latex.

Silicone tubing is typically used in applications such as catheters, drains, feeding tubes, and peristaltic pumps where biological compatibility is a key requirement. Manufacturers considering silicone for these types of applications can choose from special grades that meet stringent health agency requirements, such as USP Class VI and ISO 10993.

Most silicone tubing used in the healthcare industry is manufactured using a continuous extrusion process with hot air vulcanizing ovens to thermally cure the tubing. Size can range from extremely fine capillaries for optical surgery to 3-in. diameter tubing for high-pressure exhaust hose. In addition to conventional tubing, more complex designs involving fabric or wire reinforcement are possible as well as multi-lumen tubing having several distinct transport sections within the same construction.

 

Unlike thermoplastics such as PVC, which are processed by heating to a melt with subsequent cooling to the final form, silicones are thermo set materials that are chemically cross linked and therefore tend to be more resistant to deformation. Traditionally, most extruded silicone rubber tubing is vulcanized using organic peroxide curing agents. However, platinum curing systems have become more popular because of their high purity and low level of extractable, since there are limited cure “by-products.”

 

While dimensional tolerances on ID and wall thickness for extruded tubing can be held to within several thousandths of an inch, cyclical variation is possible with a continuous extrusion process. Liquid injection-molded silicone elastomer offer an alternative for making high quality, cost-effective parts and have recently been used to make a silicone rubber tube for disposable peristaltic-pump cartridges used for internal feeding. Liquid silicone elastomer are two-component, platinum cured, pump able silicones that can be molded and cured at elevated temperatures using injection-molding machines that process thermo set materials. In contrast to extrusion, molding allows for complex part geometry and exacting dimensions resulting in improved pump-delivery accuracy. Closely controlling the tube geometry may enable creative new pump designs with improved portability and excellent fluid delivery performance. As a result, liquid silicone elastomers provide tubing manufacturers with additional options to consider in many future tubing applications.

 

                                                                             

Feature


Benefit


Flexibility

Easy installation and routing

Translucency

Visual confirmation of flow

High-temperature resistance

Autoclave able with long service life

High resilience and elastic memory

Flow accuracy and pump life

Biocompatibility

Essentially no allergenic, non thrombogenic, and low odor

Chemical resistance

Compatible with most clean in place line cleaners

Process ability

Conducive to clean-room manufacturing methods

 

In healthcare and pharmaceutical applications, silicone tubing may offer significant advantages over competitive materials.

 

 

  Typical features and benefits of silicone-rubber tubing


 

Silicone Tubing - Medical Grade Silicone
Silicone:-Silicone Medical Tubing - Medical Grade Silicone Tubing - Silicone elastomer meets USP Class VI and NSF-51 requirements. Manufactured under strict Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) in a controlled environment. May be used in peristaltic pumps. 

Silicone:-Silicone Medical Tubing is: 
Reusable -- will withstand repeated sterilization. Nonreactive to body tissues and fluids. Translucent natural color for visual contact with the flow. Odorless, Tasteless, and Inert. 
All ingredients are non-toxic and FDA-sanctioned for use with food contact surfaces 

 

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SILICON TUBING FOR PHARMACEUTICAL & MEDICAL APPLICATIONS

ADVANTAGES OF SILICON TUBING

 

     

Medical grade silicone tubing are designed for the use in a variety of clinical and laboratory appliances.

  • Non-reactive to body tissue & various fluids
  •  Un-adherence to tissue
  •  Un-affected by most water soluble materials
  •  Made from medical grade silicone which conforms to 
  • a. USP class VI requirements 
    b. Complies with FDA 21 CFR 77.2600 
  •  Sterilisable by steam, ethylene oxide & irradiation
  •  Retains physical properties in extreme heat & cold : -80° to 250°c (-110° to -------480°F
  •  Resists oxidation, ozone & radiation 
  •  Does not support bacterial growth 

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