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Thermoplastics

Thermoplastics

Saint-Gobain is a leading manufacturer of high-performance tubing made from thermoplastic elastomers (TPE), such as our Tygon tubing. Our engineers possess extensive material and process knowledge, and we'll work side-by-side with your team throughout the development and life cycle of your product. Here’s a look at why thermoplastic elastomers are ideal materials for your application.     

What are Thermoplastics?  
Thermoplastics are polymers that can be repeatedly melted, shaped, formed, and then cooled back into solids. Some common thermoplastics include polycarbonate, ABS and nylon.  Thermoplastic elastomers are a class of copolymers – usually mixing a thermoplastic with a rubber component. Thermoplastic elastomers (including polyolefins, polyurethanes and other block copolymers) have great thermal properties, wide durometer ranges, can be optically clear or opaquely colored, and combines the ease of manufacturing of a thermoplastic with the elasticity and compression set properties of an elastomer.   

Why choose Thermoplastics for the Medical industry?
Thermoplastics are a great choice for medical device components due to their ability to be easily sterilized, recyclable, and have good chemical resistance. Thermoplastic materials are commonly tested to meet USP <88> , Plastic Class VI, showcasing good biocompatibility properties. There is a wide array of materials and grades available in the market as well as customization services to find the right material option for the application.  Common thermoplastic applications include fluid transfer, drug delivery, inhalation, and pump applications.

Why partner with us?

Saint-Gobain Innovations

We keep innovating our products and processes to adapt to the ever-changing medical market.  See more Thermoplastic Innovations like Tygon®  and C-Flex® 

Customization through collaboration

Saint-Gobain’s teams of engineers and chemists offer extensive material and process knowledge to meet your most demanding applications and design needs for your medical device.  Utilizing our co-development process, we'll work side by side with your team throughout the development and life cycle of your product.

More Information On Thermoplastics Below

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Tygon® ND 100-65 Tubing Datasheet

TYGON® ND 100-65, one of the medical industry’s first non-DEHP tubing offerings, has been formulated specifically to meet the demanding challenges of

PDF | 2 pages | 8.8 MB
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Tygon® LCF Tubing Datasheet

Tygon® LCF is a medical grade, low coefficient of friction tubing made from a proprietary thermoplastic elastomeric formulation available directly from

PDF | 2 pages | 191.51 KB
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Tygon® MPF-100 Tubing Datasheet

TYGON® MPF-100 is a medical grade, clear non-PVC polymer tubing available directly from Saint-Gobain.

PDF | 10.07 MB
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Tygon® MPF-300 Tubing Datasheet

TYGON® MPF-300 is a medical grade, clear non-PVC polymer flexible tubing that is designed to replace PVC in medical devices in which DEHP plasticizers and

PDF | 15.35 MB
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Tygon S3™ E-LFL Clear Peristaltic Pump Tubing Datasheet

Tygon S3™ E-LFL Clear Peristaltic Pump Tubing Datasheet

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Learn About The History of Tygon® Tubing and The Impact It Still Has Today
Saint-Gobain Medical
The History of Tygon® Tubing

Learn about the history of Tygon® brand tubing and the impact it still has today.

Low Coefficient of Friction Materials: Tygon® LCF Offers the Ideal Combination White Paper

Learn about low coefficient of friction materials and how Tygon® LCF tubing offers the ideal combination.

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Low Coefficient of Friction Materials: Tygon® LCF Offers the Ideal Combination White Paper
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