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TPE Special Compound * Newsletter 2011-02

Special compound for pharmaceutical and medical engineering

Reichelt Chemietechnik presents its new modified elastomer TPE as an innovation in the field of tubing technology for pharmaceutical research, pharmaceutical production and medical engineering. In terms of structure and technical or mechanical behaviour, elastic TPE belongs to a group of materials categorizable between plastic and rubber, combining the positive characteristics of both plastics and elastomers.

Like thermoplastics, TPEs are made plastic by means of the introduction of heat, and exhibit elastic properties again once they are cooled. Whereas elastomers undergo chemical integration, physical integration is the case with TPEs. Reichelt Chemietechnik uses a styrene-block copolymer in manufacturing its Thomafluid®-High-Med-TPE-S- Special Tubing.

The tubing has excellent elastic properties, is absolutely free of plasticizers and sterilizable by hot air up to +134 °C, by gamma irradiation and ethylene oxide.

The pharmaceutical tubing is FDA-conform and has the following approvals: USP-Class IV and 6.6.1., ISO 10993-5 as well as ISO 10993-10 and 10993-11.

Further specifications can be found:
THOMAFLUID®-High-Med TPE-S Tubing for Medical Engineering and Pharmaceutical Technology

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