Thermoplastics for a Complex World
The medical field is complex and evolving, with new treatments and discoveries requiring more advanced products and equipment. Keeping pace with the rapidly changing industry requires extensive experience, constant research, and the resources to match the demand. At Saint-Gobain, our commitment to the development and production of new technologies has made us a leader in the field.
Tygon® tubing products are just one example of that commitment. Our chemists have developed a specific formula for each Tygon® tubing product. All materials and ingredients are carefully selected, qualified and specified to achieve accurate chemical composition, the highest purity and superior toxicological safety. We record the composition of our formulations with the exact combinations to ensure consistency and accuracy of our products every time.
In addition to thermoplastic tubing, we also offer precision thermoplastic injection molding capabilities. We can convert standard polymers such as polypropylene and ABS to engineered polymers like polycarbonate and POM as well as high temperature polymers such as PEEK and PTFE. Saint-Gobain focuses on intricate, challenging parts that require engineering and manufacturing excellence. In addition to standard injection molding, we also have two-shot molding capabilities combining thermoplastics with thermoplastic elastomers and/or silicone. This can enable customers to incorporate a soft, flexible elastomeric component with a rigid component in one part, one process and effectively eliminating an assembly step. Read more about two-shot molding here.
From molded components to tubing to full assemblies, we strive to address all of your medical device manufacturing needs, and you can trust us to be your partner every step of the way.
Learn more about thermoplastics with Basics 101: Thermoplastics.
Not finding what you're looking for? Our Application Engineers can work with you to help identify the proper formulation for your application, or our R&D team can assist in developing a unique formulation for your needs. Read more about Tygon®custom formulations. Saint-Gobain also offers Pebax® tubing for Medical Applications. Contact us to help you with any of your thermoplastic extrusion or molding needs!
Available Tygon® Products:
- Tygon® ND Series
- Tygon® S-97-E
- Tygon® S-74
- Tygon® MPF 100
- Tygon® MPF 300
Saint-Gobain now processes PEEK and offers a broad range of capabilities including catheter design. Learn more about our PEEK processing capabilities here
With more than 25 years of experience in processing PEEK, we have developed a broad range of capabilities to support our customers’ needs. Our capabilities include:
- Medical grade implantables for short-term, mid-term and long-term
- Colored grades – white, black, gray, green, blue, orange…
- Radiopaque grade for x-ray
- Tubing and profile extrusion from .004 - .60 inches (0.1-15mm)
- Thin wall extrusion starting from .00004 inches (.01mm)
- Multi-lumen tubing
- Optical Fiber, Stainless Steel, Nitinol Sheathing
- Injection & Overmolding