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Ultra-Low Bleed Septa for Analytical Purity

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Ultra-low bleed septa promote analytical purity by reducing the risk of contamination. They’re made of platinum-cured silicones and free from excess siloxanes, contaminants that can interfere with GC/MS, LC/MS, EPA/VOA, and soil and water testing.

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USP Class VI Silicone is Independently Certified for Biocompatibility

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Medical devices need materials that are safe for direct or indirect patient contact. SSP-2390 is an FDA USP Class VI silicone that meets the most stringent requirements for biocompatibility and has received a certificate of compliance from a leading laboratory.       

    

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EMI Silicones for Sealing and Shielding in Medical Devices and Equipment

 

In Brief 

Medical gaskets that are made of particle-filled silicones provide electromagnetic interference (EMI) shielding and environmental sealing. Silicone, an inert elastomer, offers thermal stability over a wide temperature range and resists water, ozone, and sunlight. When filled with metal or metal-coated particles, silicone compounds can also conduct electricity and resist EMI.

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Thin Silicone Membranes for Medical Devices and Laboratory Products

 

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Thin silicone membranes are used in medical devices and laboratory products such as catheters, valves, thin film parts, and gaskets. These highly-permeable polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) membranes provide a barrier to liquids and a permeable path to gaseous elements and compounds.

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Platinum-Cured Silicones for Medical Devices and Equipment


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Medical device and medical equipment manufacturers need high-purity silicones for tubing, cables, seals, gaskets, and other components. Specialty Silicone Products (SSP) supplies an ultra-clean line of platinum-cured silicones that are FDA, USP Class VI, and RoHS compliant. SSP-2390 Series silicones are also cost-effective and come in a range of durometers and custom colors. These medical grade silicones support precision die cutting and extrusion, and are available as sheets and ready-to-mold compounds. 
 
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