(PRWEB) February 3, 2005
NuSil Technology, (http://www.nusil.com) a leading formulator and manufacturer of silicone compounds for healthcare, aerospace, electronics and photonics, recently announced the launch of itÂs pigmented masterbatches for liquid silicone rubbers.
Targeted for companies serving the healthcare markets, these masterbatches meet Class VI biological testing requirements and are available as unrestricted (may be considered for use in long term implantable applications) and restricted (may be considered for short term implantable less than 30 days or for external applications) versions.
ÂWe realized that adding powder-based pigments (for example, titanium dioxide or barium sulfate) to silicone systems can be a messy and inaccurate processÂ, said Brian Nash, VP Marketing & Sales for NuSil Technology (http://www.nusil.com). ÂNuSilÂs solution is to add pigment to vinyl functional polymers, creating an easy-to-use Âsolid/liquidÂ mass that can be added to elastomer systemsÂ.
The liquid silicone rubber pigmented masterbatches have a consistency similar to many liquid silicone rubbers. MED2-4800 (unrestricted) and MED2-4900 (restricted) contain 50% barium sulfate and MED3-4800 (unrestricted) and MED3-4900 (restricted) contain 50% titanium dioxide by weight. NuSil designed these products to be pumped by a third line into the dynamic mixing chamber in liquid injection molding equipment. This material can also be easily added by hand to other liquid silicone systems for compression molding (with a de-airing step after mixing).
NuSil formulates standard and customized silicone products based on the vast, unique array of properties the material provides. Product quality is assured by the companyÂs Quality System, which begins with an effective design protocol and continues up the supply chain from vendor qualification through re-inspection of finished product inventories.
About NuSil Technology
NuSil is a leading formulator of silicone compounds for healthcare, aerospace, electronics, photonics and other applications requiring precise, predictable, cost-effective materials performance. ISO-9001 certified since 1994, NuSil operates state-of-the-art laboratories and processing facilities in North America and Europe and provides on-site, in-person application engineering support worldwide. More information about NuSil Technology can be found at http://www.nusil.com.
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