Helpful guidelines

Why use platinum cured silicone tubing?

Why use platinum cured silicone tubing?

For pharmaceutical and biotechnology applications platinum-cured silicone tubing is an exceptional choice for fluid transfer. It offers high temperature resistance and fewer potential leachables. Silicone provides excellent biocompatibility and chemical inertness to maintain the purity of sensitive fluids.

What is C flex tubing made of?

thermoplastic elastomer
C-Flex tubing is manufactured from pharmaceutical-grade thermoplastic elastomer, is fully characterized, validated and tested to a variety of specifications. Extensive biological, chemical, physical properties and extractable testing is available to assist in the validation of C-Flex application.

Is silicone tubing weldable?

Tube welding – a procedure where two open ends of tubing are thermally and permanently connected to each other – is another common function often employed in pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical manufacturing. As with heat sealing, silicone cannot be welded but TPE’s can.

What is platinum silicone?

Platinum silicone is a type of silicone that uses only platinum (precious metal) as a catalyser, which increases its quality, apart from silicone’s other properties. This is the ideal material for manufacturing moulds or products that will come into contact with food.

Is food grade silicone the same as platinum silicone?

Standard and food grade silicones are cured with peroxide. On the other hand, curing with platinum is more expensive, but the resulting silicone is cleaner and purer, and does not contain any fillers or byproducts. Medical grade silicones are cured with platinum – which is what we use.

Can you weld C Flex?

C-Flex® is the original patented thermoplastic elastomer tubing specifically designed to meet the critical demands of pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical applications for fluid processing with excellent heat seal and sterile weld capabilities.

Who makes C Flex?

Saint-Gobain North America
C-Flex® | Saint-Gobain North America.

What is single use tubing?

Single-use tubing generally consists of sealed plastic components that have undergone gamma irradiation sterilization or similar treatments. This sterility is one of the primary benefits of single-use systems.

What is TPE tubing?

Kent Elastomer Products produces high-quality specialty-engineered thermoplastic elastomer (TPE) tubing that is an efficient and cost-effective alternative for latex, silicone and polyvinyl chloride (PVC) compounds. TPE compounds are used to manufacture products to the exacting standards of our customers.