Dow Corning has expanded its medical line
Dow Corning has launched new, advanced bio-medical grade Liquid Silicone Rubbers (LSRs) that it says will help OEMs, fabricators and designers take advantage of the growing opportunities in the medical device industry.
Available in Shore A hardnesses of 40, 50 and 70, the new high-performance products comprise the new Silastic Q7-78XX series of elastomers. In addition to these new offerings, the company has also launched its new Dow Corning C6-7XX Liquid Silicone Rubber series of materials for short term or non-implant applications with three initial products.
"Dow Corning is renowned for providing safe, high-performance silicone elastomers to the healthcare industry,” said Gary Lord, Global Strategic Marketing Director for Healthcare at Dow Corning. “We continue to expand and enhance our broad portfolio of medical grade technologies so customers can enjoy greater choices from a single supplier. These proven, compliant materials are supported by our deep expertise in materials technology and are helping to shape the future of medical device innovation."
The new silicone elastomer solutions are said to share a uniform chemistry optimised at molecular level. This uniformity, says Dow Corning, helps to ensure highly reproducible processing and performance across medical device designs.