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NuSil Designs MED-5440 Translucent Fluorosilicone Elastomer for Medical Implants

Published on 2013-02-08. Author : SpecialChem

MED 5440
CARPINTERIA, California -- NuSil Technology LLC has introduced MED-5440, a translucent 100 mol % fluorosilicone elastomer designed to be used with liquid injection molding equipment.

Elastomer for Medical Implants

As a fluorosilicone, MED-5440 resists swell when in contact with or immersed in dimethyl fluids and most solvents or oils. Some typical applications for MED-5440 include O-rings, gaskets, seals, and precision molded parts for implant applications requiring silicones of medium durometers that resist swell.

Brian Reilly, Marketing & Sales Director — Medical Implants, said:
“MED-5440 is an excellent choice for molding high quality silicone parts that require some degree of resistance to solvents, alcohols, fluids or oils. This versatile product can be ideal for molding septums, o-rings or gaskets for which swelling is a concern when the device is exposed to certain environments.”

MED-5440 is a two-part silicone rubber with a 1:1 mix ratio and a Type A durometer of 40. Designed for liquid injection molding processes, the MED-5440 cures rapidly when exposed to heat.

About NuSil Technology LLC

NuSil is among the leading formulators of silicone compounds for the medical implants, healthcare, aerospace and defense, electronics and engineering, and skin care markets for applications requiring precise, predictable materials performance. ISO 9001-certified since 1994, NuSil operates state-of-the-art laboratories and processing facilities in North America and provides on-site, in-person application engineering support worldwide.

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Source: NuSil Technology LLC
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