Silicone is an incredibly versatile product which also boasts a long list of desirable properties. As such, silicone is probably one of the most widely used materials in the world today and is used across an extensive range of industries. Silicone is far superior when compared to its organic rubber counterpart as it is extremely flexible, it can also withstand temperature extremes, it is extremely resistant to fire or chemical attack and is exceptionally hygienic and mouldable.
Silicone Tubing for the Pharmaceutical Industry
In the pharmaceutical industry, silicone extrusions are available in a wide range of tubes, cords and a long list of extrusions in different specifications, grades, thicknesses and colours. In todays sophisticated pharmaceutical world, silicone tubing and other extrusions form an integral part of the industry. Silicone extrusions are ideal for medical drains, IV lines, catheters and stents as they are non toxic and do not support the growth of micro organisms.
As the pharmaceutical industry and silicone use continues to develop as does the research and development into silicone extrusions and its role in the area. High precision engineering and design means that tubing, sponges, rubber seals and cord continue to provide medical solutions for many of today’s health needs.Pharmaceutical Applications for Silicone Tubing by Mark Freedman