Apple Rubber Products (Lancaster, NY) offers medical silicone seals that feature resistance to UV light, ozone, and weather; hydrophobic properties; temperature range of -94 °F to 400 °F; dimensional stability in adverse conditions; and resistance to long-term compression set. The company also offers medical-grade elastomers that pass USP Class VI testing, such as Viton® fluoroelastomer (FKM) and EPDM rubber for medical applications. The elastomers feature improved chemical resistors, heat resistance (400 °F), and low permeability to gases.

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This article first appeared in the May, 2011 issue of Medical Design Briefs Magazine.

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