Chem-Trend experts will introduce its new, biocompatible release agent for silicone medical products at the IRC
Specifically for the manufacture of silicone rubber products for medical applications, Chem-Trend has developed a new, biocompatible release agent that it will introduce to visitors at the International Rubber Conference (IRC).
Mono-Coat 1989W is a semi-permanent, water-based release agent certified in accordance with the USP Class VI panel of tests and is said to be especially well suited for the moulding of products such as medical tubes, protective caps and closures.
“Because of its high level of purity, its excellent biocompatibility, and its high resistance to mechanical stress silicone rubber is widely used for medical applications," said George Barton, Chem-Trend Senior Business Development Director for the rubber industry.
“Mono-Coat 1989 W meets all requirements on biocompatibility and is therefore ideally suited for use in medical applications. In addition, the new release agent helps reduce scrap and delivers a higher efficiency in the production of silicone rubber medical products.”
Chem-Trend says its new release agent is designed to ensure easy release of the finished products from the mould, as well as facilitating the manufacture of clean parts. It says Mono-Coat 1989W features “excellent temperature and abrasion resistance”, and offers multiple releases with “little to no transfer to the moulded part”. In biological compatibility tests conducted by the independent medical research organisation NAMSA, Mono-Coat 1989W was found to meet the requirements of the USP Class VI panel of tests.
Hall 12 / Stand 152