- USP Class VI (United States Pharmacopeia and National Formulary
- Consistent With FDA Regulation 21CFR177.2600 For Food Contact
- NSF-51 Certified
- Animal Fat And Chemical Resistant
- High Temperature
- Closed Cell Sponge
- 5-90 Shore A Durometer
Materials for medical tubing
Medical tubing can be made from several materials, each offering unique performance benefits for medical applications. These include:
Thermoplastic elastomer (TPE) provides high tensile resistance and elongation values, with remarkable flexibility. It is tear and abrasion-resistant and offers chemical stability similar to silicone. It can also be sealed or mended with heat and withstands temperatures up to 200° F. TPE tubing is available in FDA and USP Class VI grades.
Fluoropolymers come in a variety of types for various medical applications. The material has high tensile strength, excellent flexibility, and resists a broad range of chemicals. Fluoropolymer tubing can withstand high pressures without bursting and has similar heat resistance to silicone.
High biocompatibility and purity and its natural translucence, flexibility, lack of odor, and tastelessness make it ideal for various medical tubing applications. Silicone contains no latex, BPA, or phthalates. It is chemically stable, resists UV damage, and handles sterilization with temperature resistances between -100° F and 500° F. It can be colored when necessary.