After years of development, the production technology of the silicone industry has become increasingly mature. Many products can be made of silica gel, and the tolerance size of the produced products can be controlled within a small range, which can meet customers’ needs. Extrusion and molding are two very mature processes in producing silicone products, which can make perfect products according to customer needs.
But at present, customers have higher and higher requirements for the quality of silicone products. For some complex products, it is also difficult to achieve product production using the two processes of molding and extrusion. With the continuous efforts of engineers, they created a new silicone liquid injection molding technology production technology. The injection molding technology of liquid silicone products has the advantages of high production efficiency and high dimensional accuracy of products. It solves the difficult product production problems that are difficult to solve by molding and extrusion technology. The production of many medical silicone products has begun to use the liquid injection molding process. The high cost of mold opening and high production cost are the disadvantages of this technology that cannot be ignored. However, for medical silicone products with high-quality requirements, the mold cost is not a problem, and the quality of the product is the key.
In addition, the injection molding technology of liquid silicone products has excellent mechanical properties and fatigue strength, and the material is soft and comfortable. It can be processed into respiratory masks, bellows, handles, seals, and valves through injection and compression molding.
Silicone elastomers are widely used in many highly sensitive fields.
Respirators must conform to the contours of the face and be comfortable to wear, and the product must have long-lasting elasticity and flexibility. Therefore, silicone elastomers are the most suitable materials for producing respiratory masks. In addition, silicone elastomers have the following advantages: no plasticizers, high durability, and wear resistance can be worn multiple times and are easily sterilized. Applying the injection molding process can quickly achieve low-cost and mass production of silicone rubber respiratory masks and support pads.
Nasal Cannula – Gentle and Safe
In medical technology, the most sensitive users of silicones are undoubtedly babies. The nasal cannula made of silicone elastomer and ultra-soft hardness, combined with high-tech equipment, allows babies to breathe better and reassures parents from the first moment of life.
Liquid and solid silicone rubbers processed by injection or compression molding are also used to produce breathing bellows. Such breathing bellows have excellent elasticity and resilience and good biocompatibility.
The catheter tubing must be extremely soft and flexible to ensure optimal patient care. Extrudable solid silicone rubber is suitable for producing biocompatible and highly elastic catheters. Its smooth surface provides excellent catheter tolerance, reduces the risk of scabbing and biofilm formation, and prevents irritation and allergic reactions.
Handles for surgical instruments
Liquid and solid silicone rubber ensure that surgical instrument handles are comfortable to the touch, re-sterilizable, and have a long service life. Another advantage that cannot be ignored is that the silicone can be dyed with pigment paste. This allows the handle to be colored to make it easier to distinguish which person and equipment it belongs to, ensuring that it returns to its original owner after disinfection.
Seals, Valves, Filters, and Diaphragms
Liquid and solid silicone rubbers that can be processed by injection molding or compression molding ensure that seals and valves can withstand high loads, seal, and be safe for sterilization. Silicone seals for single-use syringes and insulin pump evenly control the dose of active ingredients. Silicone elastomers are used in needle-free injection systems as septums that can withstand high loads, have excellent elasticity, and seal.
Write at the end
Elimold specializes in the design, production, and sales of silicone products, rubber products, liquid silicone products, silicone encapsulated products, and other products. Elimold will choose the most suitable processing method according to the customer’s product characteristics so that customers can obtain both quality and cost savings.
The high-quality silicone elastomers in the product line produced and sold by Elimold have the advantages of easy sterilization, excellent chemical and physical stability, and no need to add additional stabilizers. They have broad development prospects in the field of medical technology.
The Elimold brand offers a wide range of silicone solutions for innovative products in routine medical care. Silicone elastomers can provide silicone solutions for producing respiratory masks, hoses, medical handles, and other products, providing safe and reliable solutions for the medical and pharmaceutical industries.