An Excellent Choice for Medicine
Silicones lend themselves to medical applications due to their basic material characteristics, too. Thanks to the high bond energy between the silicon and oxygen atoms, silicones are highly resistant to environmental influences and are thermally stable and highly flexible, and possess excellent mechanical properties.
“However, a prerequisite for the use of silicones in medical applications is that the products satisfy the highest of quality requirements,” adds WACKER manager Westenberg. “We ensure this by paying particular attention to purity, biocompatibility, high adhesive strength and top processing properties.” WACKER guarantees that the purity of its SILPURAN® products has been verified and can be traced from the end product back to the raw-material source. In addition, these medical-grade silicones are filled and packaged under cleanroom conditions in order to ensure top quality.