Silcon® Medical Grade silicone tubing is a platinum-cured grade of tubing for the highest degree of purity. Silcon Medical Grade tubing eslastomer meets USP Class VI requirements. Silcon Medical Grade silicone is manufactured under strict Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) in a controlled environment. Silicone tubing has been extensively used for high purity applications in the medical and pharmaceutical industry. Silcon tubing that is used for medical applications is reusable and will withstand repeated sterilization. Read more here
Made from FDA-sanctioned ingredients
Able to resist extreme temperature variations: -100º F to 400º F
Translucent natural color for visual contact with the flow
Resilient, stretchable, and resistant to compression set
Odorless, tasteless, and inert
Good electrical and weather-ability properties
Resists UV, ozone, gases, and moisture
Certified to NSF Standard 51 for food equipment materials
Medical grade silicone tubing's surface properties resist sticking and encrustation, and prevents bacteria growth.
Silcon tubing that is used in medical applications is soft, pliable and contains no plasticizers which could leach out, causing flow contamination or tube hardening. Silcon may be low pressure steam sterilized in-line or autoclaved at up to 250º F in a normal autoclaving cycle. However, if exposed to repeated steam sterilization or long-term high temperature or pressure, silicone will eventually relax and become gummy.
Applications for Silcon Medical Grade Tubing
Blood and Fluid Handling
Food and Beverage
Health and Beauty
Surgical Feeds and Drains
Caution is recommended in the selection of fittings and clamps for silicone tubing, as sharp barbed fittings, or unlined metal clamps have the possibility of tearing into the tubing wall and possibly causing a failure.