Designed for the Unique Demands of the Medical Device Industry
Silicone rubber is the material of choice for ultra-flexible, autoclave sterilizable medical device cables. Silicone on its own, however, has a physical weakness that can lead to stretching, distortion or breakage after repeated wiping or physical cleaning. NEWtuf® reinforced silicone jackets overcome this concern without impacting biocompatibility, flexibility, heat resistance, sterilization, dimensional requirements or strippability.
Unlike conventional silicone jacketed cables, your NEWtuf® reinforced cable can be repeatedly handled and wiped while maintaining its original appearance and performance.
Performance Characteristics and Custom Design Options
- Optimum Pull Strength
- FDA, USP, ISO 10993 Biocompatibility
- Sterilization / Autoclave
- 150° C / 300V UL AWM Styles
- Parylene or SLEEK™ Coating Options
- RoHS, REACH Compliance
- BPA, ADM, Latex Free
|Elongation 5 lbf||86%||0.03%||2.0%|
|Elongation 20 lbf||490%||1.0%||20%|
Figure 1: When force is applied, NEWtuf® exhibits very little elongation unlike conventional silicone rubber jackets.
Figure 2: A comparison of the performance of NEWtuf® vs. competing reinforced jackets proves NEWtuf® to be superior.