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NuSil Launches Heat-cured Colored Silicone Inks for Healthcare Applications

Published on 2012-05-22. Author : SpecialChem

NuSil Technology, LLC, the global leader in silicone materials for the healthcare, pharmaceutical and drug delivery industries, announces the launch of new heat-cure colored silicone inks. Previously, NuSil offered only black (MED-6613-2, MED-6608-2) and white (MED-6608-1) marking ink/coating for healthcare applications. The newly released colors - red, white, green, bright blue and dark blue - vastly expand the company's color palette and provide more vibrant, creative marking options.

NuSil's inks are characterized by a long work time and non-volatile content of approximately 60%. Depending on the ink color, viscosities range from 800 to 3000 cP and can be decreased through dilution via compatible solvent.

The two-part, addition-cure dispersions can be used for pad-printing and silk-screening for marking or coloring silicone rubber parts, such as catheters. Because their cure is accelerated with heat, these inks are suitable for applications requiring a rapid cure time. In fact, the recommended cure schedule is just five minutes at 150°C (402°F).

"With adjustable viscosities and cure schedules allowing for versatility of processing, the inks can be used on a wide variety of medical devices," said Brian Reilly, Product Director - Healthcare Materials.

Each lot of these inks undergoes cytotoxicity tests, and a Master Access File will be filed with the FDA for each ink color.

About NuSil Technology

NuSil is a global manufacturer of silicone compounds for healthcare, aerospace, electronics, photonics and other applications that require precise and predictable materials performance. ISO-9001-certified since 1994, NuSil operates state-of-the-art laboratories and processing facilities in North America and provides on-site, in-person application engineering support worldwide.

Source: NuSil Technology

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