Medical tube

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Medical tube

medical tube

Medisil medical tube is ideally suited for applications where strength, durability, long-life and non-reactivity with bodily fluids and skin is of primary importance.

The medical tubes can be platinum or peroxide cured. This refers to the method of curing (sometimes known as vulcanisation) used during the extrusion process when the tubes are formed.

Platinum cured tube uses an addition cure system that has no by-products. Peroxide cured tube uses a free radical cure system which produces organic acid by-products which can typically be removed by post curing (where the tube is exposed to a high temperature for an extended period of time).

Whether you choose platinum or peroxide cured, silicone medical tube has two main advantages over other materials:

  • it does not contain plasticizers or other additives (that could leach into a drug product and cause toxicological issues).
  • it is very flexible and tear-resistant (ideal for transporting fluids).

Available in a wide variety of bore sizes and wall thickness, our medical tube is manufactured to ISO 13485:2003 standards and has full traceability. All medical tube is supplied with detailed certification in every box delivered on time, every time.

Do I need platinum or peroxide cured tube?

You need to think about:

  • Cure system by-products – do they impact drug efficacy?
  • Performance: e.g. product life and burst strength.
  • Appearance: could clarity impact the visual inspection of fluid contents?

We can help you with this. Get in touch with our Medical Team.

What size do I want?

We offer a wide range of standard sizes and can make custom sizes very quickly on site. All tubing, extrusion tooling, and material is prepared at our premises in the UK! Contact the Medical Team for more info.

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