Introduction to Silicones

We utilize only the finest grades of silicone materials in the manufacture of the various hoses, manifolds, vulcanized fittings and accessories.

Features:
  • Extremely flexible
  • Superior compatibility with a wide range of fittings and adaptors 
  • Ultimate in high purity 
  • Highest clarity 
  • Surface finish is better than 1000 grit 
  • Minimal porosity 
  • Unsurpassed surface smoothness 
  • Virtually free of extractables

Silicone tubing has a useful life unmatched by any other known process tubing. It resists temperature extremes, ozone, corona, radiation, moisture, compression set, weathering and most chemical attack. Moreover, silicone imparts no taste or odor to fluids transported within it. Silicone tubing withstands repeated autoclaving and resists the adherence of blood products and other sanitary liquids.

As application experts, we can recommend a silicone solution for your particular needs. In addition to stocking silicone tubing/hose, manifolds and Double "Y" stoppers, we have the ability to custom fabricate silicone-molded products to meet your needs.

Validation:

The bio-compatibility of platinum-cured silicone manufactured with our silicone resins has been tested and complies with the parameters set forth in the following test protocols:

  • USP XXIV (88) biological reactivity, in vivo
    • Intracutaneous test
    • Systemic injection test
    • Implantation test
  • USP XXIV (87) biological reactivity, in vitro
    • < 929 MEM elution
    • AGAR diffusion
  • USP XXIV (151) pyrogen test
  • USP XXIV (381) elastomeric closure for injection
  • USP XXIV (661) containers
  • European Pharmacopoeia 3.1.9
  • USP limits for total organic carbons
  • Gamma irradiation
  • Infrared analysis
  • Test of leachables
  • Heavy metals
  • ISO 10993