Mono-Coat 1989 W meets all requirements on biocompatibility and is therefore ideally suited for use in medical applications
Chem-Trend has launched a new, biocompatible release agent for the manufacture of silicone rubber products for the medical industry.
Mono-Coat 1989W is a semipermanent, water-based release agent certified in accordance with the USP Class VI panel of tests. It is said to be well suited for the moulding of products such as tubes, 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 Robert Greene, Chem-Trend European Sales Manager Rubber, Roto & Friction, for the rubber industry.
"Mono-Coat 1989W 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 this new release agent ensures easy release of the finished products from the mould and facilitates the manufacture of clean parts. Mono-Coat 1989W is said to benefit from excellent temperature and abrasion resistance, and offer 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.