Silicone is an ideal material for a variety of medical device applications.We develop precise, consistently manufactured silicone parts through our custom compounding capability.
Silicone Products Overview
At Saint-Gobain, we develop products with the needs of medical devices in mind, including improved comfort, safety and care for patients.Our silicone products are preferred by medical device manufacturers for superior characteristics and better outcomes. Saint-Gobain’s family of products includes:
Silicone is an excellent material for medical applications due to its reputation for extreme inertness.Silicones have high tear strength, high tensile strength, good elongation, and low compression set.The raw materials can be purchased in a wide durometer range, can withstand a large temperature range, and grades can be used that are USP <88>, Plastic Class VI tested.They are sterilizable with EtO, gamma, ebeam, or autoclaving.
Saint-Gobain offers both extrusion and molding of silicone.Silicone extrusion capabilities include high-speed, tight tolerance tubing for precision fluid delivery medical device applications as well as co-extrusions, and profiles.Depending on the project, we can coil, cut to length, punch, assemble and more.Saint-Gobain processes both platinum and peroxide cured materials.To read more about our extrusion capabilities, click HERE.
With regards to molding, our capabilities include liquid silicone (LSR) molding, overmolding, two-shot molding, micro molding, transfer molding of high consistency rubber (HCR) and compression molding.To read more about our molding capabilities, click HERE.
Bio-Sil® Platinum Cured Silicone
This product is ideal for medical devices requiring strength, durability, long life and non-reactivity with bodily fluids and skin. Available products are:
- Bio-Sil® 1450 Silicone Tubing
- Bio-Sil® Precision Pump Tubing