NuSil Technology Expands VersaSil Line with Three High-Consistency Rubbers

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New durometers added to line of versatile elastomers for healthcare industry.

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VersaSil HCR tubing

This high-consistency elastomer product line was developed for volume-users who demand maximum flexibility,” said Brian Reilly, Product Director – Healthcare Materials.

NuSil Technology LLC (http://www.nusil.com), a leading formulator and manufacturer of silicone compounds for the healthcare industry, adds three new products to the VersaSil line, which is now a series of six high-consistency elastomers designed for optimal performance in a wide range of applications.

VersaSil 40, 60 and 80 present new ranges in durometer, offering versatility for extrusion, transfer/compression molding and calendaring. The unique three-part system of VersaSil allows flexibility to adjust the cure rate and the table life to various fabricating requirements.

“This high-consistency elastomer product line was developed for volume-users who demand maximum flexibility,” said Brian Reilly, Product Director – Healthcare Materials. “With these recent durometers added to the series, customers now have more options to match their unique needs.”

Featuring high tear strength; wide processing parameters; and translucent, non-tacky surfaces, the new additions are available in unvulcanized base stock that can be cured through either a peroxide catalyst or platinum-cure masterbatch. The base stock, available in 25- or 1,000-pound kits, produces tough, durable elastomers with nominal Type A durometers of 40, 60 and 80.

A Master Access File and biological testing have been filed with the U.S. FDA. The VersaSil series are restricted products. They shall not be considered for use in human implantation for a period of greater than 29 days.

For more information on NuSil’s silicones for engineering applications, call 805-684-8780 or visit http://www.nusil.com/products/healthcare/versasil.aspx.

About NuSil Silicone Technology
NuSil is a leading formulator of silicone compounds for healthcare, aerospace, electronics and other 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. More information about NuSil Technology can be found at http://www.nusil.com.

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