Wacker is set to launch a new liquid silicone rubber for the production of radiation-sterilizable silicone valves which are used in medical devices.
The silicone rubber is available under the name Silpuran 6610/40 which aids in the production of biocompatible silicone valves whose slits do not close up or ‘heal’ during radiation sterilization.
The silicone valves are built without the use of additional auxiliaries, a liquid or particulate release coating which is applied to the edges of the slits.
Silpuran 6610/40, which can be sterilized with ionizing radiation, lowers the risk of contamination that is associated with release agent.
Needle-free infusion systems and insulin pumps, along with other medical equipment, employ silicone valves to provide patient safety.