Medtec China 2017: WACKER Presents New Silicone Rubber for the Producing of Medical Articles with Second Shaping
Shanghai, Sep 19, 2017
At Medtec China 2017, WACKER will launch the newly developed silicone rubber ELASTOSIL® R plus 4501 for the step-by-step manufacturing and post cure shaping of medical articles such as laryngeal mask airways (LMA). Featuring good mechanical properties, this platinum-catalysed two-part silicone rubber can be used for both moulded and extruded products. In addition, WACKER will introduce ELASTOSIL® R 406/70, a fumed silica grade high consistency silicone rubber. This product can be cured with a peroxide or platinum catalyst to be selected by the customer. It is ideal for large-scale economical production of extruded medical tubes with general purpose. Medtech China 2017 takes place in Shanghai from September 20 to 22.
ELASTOSIL® R plus 4501 is a platinum-catalysed addition-curing, two-part silicone rubber for manufacturing moulded and extruded articles. Cured articles show an excellent transparency and very good tensile strength, elongation and tear resistance. Its unique formulation allows controlled shaping of the extruded products during post curing. This is especially suitable for articles which need second shaping, such as LMA, spiral drainage tube and U-shape tube for hemodialysis. ELASTOSIL® R plus 4501 complies with safety standards of the German agency for risk assessment (BfR) and the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
ELASTOSIL® R 406/70 fumed silica grade high consistency silicone rubber can be cured by both peroxide and platinum catalyst systems. Cured articles are noted for their good flexibility, transparency and elasticity. The compounds are easily pigmented with pigment pastes and have good processing characteristics. With a platinum catalyst system, ELASTOSIL® R 406/70 is ideal for large-scale economical production of extruded medical tubes with general purpose. In the case of curing with peroxide, ELASTOSIL® R 406/70 shows an excellent extruding effect.
At MEDTECH CHINA 2017, WACKER will also give a lecture on the new applications of WACKER elastomers for the medical industry. The seminar will be held on Sept. 20, at 13:00 in level B2 Meeting Room 11.
Visit WACKER at Medtec China 2017, Brand Show Zone, Hall 2