Product Announcement from JAMAK Fabrication USA

Benefits of Antimicrobial Silicone Tubing-Image

Jamak Healthcare Technologies manufactures antimicrobial silicone tubing in an ISO Class 8 (Class 100,000) cleanroom environment.

Silicone typically offers greater chemical resistance than organic rubber and can be used over a wide range of temperatures while maintaining a low compression set. Other benefits of silicone:

  • Silicone is non-sensitizing/non-irritating for skin contact
  • Silicone does not support organism growth
  • Silicone does not require plasticizers (phthalates) for flexibility
  • Silicone contains no latex

Antimicrobial silicones provide excellent biocompatibility, are effectively odorless and are available with USP Class VI, ISO 10993 and FDA approvals.

Hospital acquired infections (HAI's) is an increasing area of concern resulting in higher healthcare costs. HAI's are believed to be caused by the buildup of bio-films by multi-resistant bacteria and germs. Medical device components manufactured from antibacterial materials is a recognized solution to contend with this issue. Antibacterial silicone inhibits growth of microbes and reduces the formulation of biofilm and mildew.

Jamak can custom-formulate the anti-microbial silicone to a specified log reduction.

Call 800-39JAMAK, Ext. 5218 for more information or email healthcare@jamak.com.

 
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