Platinum Cured Silicone Tubing

Platinum-cured silicone tubing is a specialized type of silicone tubing that is manufactured using a platinum catalyst system. This manufacturing process offers several advantages over traditional peroxide-cured silicone tubing:

  1. Purity: Platinum-cured silicone tubing is known for its high purity. The platinum catalyst system produces tubing with lower levels of extractables and leachables compared to peroxide-cured silicone. This makes it suitable for sensitive applications where product purity is critical, such as in pharmaceutical and bioprocessing industries.

  2. Biocompatibility: Platinum-cured silicone tubing is biocompatible and inert, making it suitable for use in medical devices, biotechnology, and pharmaceutical applications where contact with bodily fluids or sensitive biological materials is common.

  3. Consistency: The platinum curing process offers better control over the curing reaction, resulting in more consistent physical and mechanical properties throughout the tubing. This ensures uniform performance and reliability in various applications.

  4. Low Extractables: Due to its high purity, platinum-cured silicone tubing has lower levels of extractables, which reduces the risk of contamination and ensures the integrity of the fluid being transferred. This is particularly important in critical applications such as pharmaceutical manufacturing and bioprocessing.

  5. Resistance to High Temperatures: Platinum-cured silicone tubing retains the excellent temperature resistance properties of standard silicone, typically operating within a wide temperature range of -60°C to 200°C (-76°F to 392°F). This makes it suitable for both high-temperature sterilization processes and cryogenic applications.

  6. Transparency: Some varieties of platinum-cured silicone tubing are transparent, allowing for visual inspection of fluid flow and ensuring that no air bubbles or contaminants are present.

Overall, platinum-cured silicone tubing offers superior purity, consistency, and biocompatibility compared to traditional peroxide-cured silicone tubing, making it an ideal choice for demanding applications in industries where product quality and integrity are paramount.

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