Why do Most Medical Silicone Products Use Liquid Silicone?

In the current field of medical technology, the role of liquid silicone products cannot be underestimated. Nowadays, medical silicone products such as medical silicone bags, medical silicone tubes, silicone ties, silicone pads, etc. have been put on the market, and medical-grade silicone has been widely used.

Production of medical liquid silicone products meets medical needs

In the medical industry, to meet the increasing medical demand, the research direction of liquid silicone mainly focuses on surface modification, compatibilization, and application research. This material has good solidification, stability, clinical usability, no allergic reaction, and its stability and performance are higher than that of ordinary silicone and food-grade silicone.

Ordinary silicone gloves are different from medical-grade silicone gloves. The customization supplier of liquid silicone products' molding process can be divided into solid-state vulcanization and liquid injection molding technology. It is well known that medical silicone gloves need to be easy to handle, and medical-grade silicone resin material can be used to make the material thickness. Under the condition of 0.8mm, the rebound strength is greater than 300%, and it has excellent flexibility, is not easy to crack, and will not produce powder mixture.

Medical liquid silicone is applied in many medical devices

As the medical device industry's understanding of medical materials used in product use continues to deepen, the unique special properties of liquid silicone have expanded its application scope. As these characteristics are becoming more widely-known, new applications and expanding markets are driving the more extensive use of liquid silicone in medical devices. Medical liquid silicone includes seals, pistons, gaskets, and components of medical electronic equipment for implantable or non-implantable devices. With the gradual attention to health, the market capacity of medical devices is also growing rapidly, and the demand is also increasing. Considering the inherent medical characteristics of medical silicone, the application scope of medical silicone continues to expand. The development of medical-grade silicone products with high technological content, high added value, and considerable economic benefits has vast prospects for industrialization.

The manufacturer also needs the ability to directly package liquid silicone on a hard plastic plate to make a whole part, rather than gluing two different materials into separate parts like glue. By producing an independent part in this way, the labor steps of assembly and separation parts are reduced, and the risk of seal failure causing leakage is also reduced. This also provides manufacturers with opportunities to design more attractive and powerful products. Liquid silicone can be designed in various colors and can be processed into different hardness.

The growing demand and sophisticated injection molding technology make liquid silicone widely used in medical equipment. At the same time, more and more engineers proficient in liquid silicone injection molding will make medical liquid silicone widely used in medical devices targeting clinical and home appliances. The practicality of this medical material, combined with people's focus on new application development, suggests a bright future for liquid silicone.