Hitachi Metals, Ltd. in Cooperation with Hitachi Cable America Inc., Releases New Non-sticky Silicone Jacketing for Medical and Industrial Cables

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Hitachi Metals, Ltd., and Hitachi Cable America have announced the release of a advanced non-sticky silicone jacketing designed for cables used in precision medical and industrial devices.

Hitachi Metals, Ltd., a Japanese division of Hitachi, Ltd., has recently released a newly developed proprietary in-line jacket / sheath coating process using a non-sticky silicone adhered and cured to an underlying silicone sub-jacket layer. Hitachi Metals supplies a wide range of innovative high-performance materials for a broad range of markets. The new non-sticky silicone product is currently being offered as part of the Hitachi Cable America Medical Components line of products. The new silicone has all the benefits of traditional silicone in addition to being highly cleanable, chemically resistant, biocompatible and stain resistant. Unlike traditional silicone, the new line of non-sticky silicone has a significant lubricious quality to the material that makes the end product feel much like PVC or a parylene coated cable which enables it to be cleaned and wiped with ease. The silicone is well suited for autoclave and high temperature applications ranging from -60°C to +150°C, in which high-flexibility, performance and cleanliness are paramount.

About Hitachi Metals Medical Components in America:
To learn more about Hitachi Cable America, Inc. and the Performance Cables Systems & Materials Division, please visit our website at http://www.hca.hitachi-cable.com. For information about HTP-MEDS including the HI-TECH MACHINE & FABRICATION product line, visit http://www.htpmeds.com & http://www.machinefabrication.com. Hitachi Cable America, Inc. and HTP-MEDS, LLC. are units of Hitachi Metals, Ltd. which is held by Hitachi, Ltd., Japan.

About Hitachi, Ltd.
Hitachi, Ltd. headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, delivers innovations that answer society’s challenges. The Hitachi Group is a global leader in the Social Innovation Business, and it has approximately 335,000 employees worldwide. Through collaborative creation, Hitachi is providing solutions to customers in a broad range of sectors, including Power / Energy, Industry / Distribution / Water, Urban Development, and Finance / Government & Public / Healthcare. For more information on Hitachi, please visit the company's website at http://www.hitachi.com.

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