Silicone Cable Jacketing in the Medical Field

It is no secret that in the medical field there is a constant need for materials that can survive the wear and tear of the health industry from scratches, exposure to changing temperatures, friction and frequent chemical sanitation. Materials used in this setting are under immense pressure to be reliable, durable and safe to use around sick patients and health care providers that depend on medical equipment everyday around the clock. Equipment, especially wiring and cables, must be constantly tested and retested to make certain that the components are safe for medical applications. And this is where silicone jacketing comes in! 

Silicone is a multipurpose material that is flexible and durable material that makes it an ideal choice for jacketing cables in a medical setting. Made of synthetic polymers, silicone has a great track record for mimicking the durability of rubber while demonstrating great flexibility and can be used in a wide range of applications including as a sealant, lubricant and insulation. 

Silicone has incredible tolerance for heat ranging from 67°F to 400°F (-55°C to 205°C)

for long periods that can be vital in a hospital setting where machines must be constantly running without overheating. Silicone jacketing in particular protects medical cables from frequent sterilizations in between and during medical procedures-preventing the inner wiring from being exposed to harsh chemicals. Medical grade silicone also provides the added benefit of being safe when exposed to human skin which is extremely important in a medical setting where ill patients are already in a weakened state. 

We provide FDA approved medical grade extrusions and silicone jacketed cables in a range of thickness, color, length and more depending upon your needs. We are ISO 9001, AS 9100, and IATF 16949 registered for superior quality assurance. Our services include silicone jacketing, silicone extrusions and several other services to assist with your unique project. 

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