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Rubber Applications for the Medical Healthcare Market

Equipment and medical devices used in the healthcare industry rely on specialty rubbers and silicones for seals, comfortable wear, and more. At RD Rubber Technology, we’re committed to providing high-quality liquid silicone rubber (LSR) and liquid injection molding (LIM) services that can meet the needs of the medical healthcare market.

Benefits of Liquid Silicone Rubber (LSR) and Liquid Injection Molding (LIM)

The chemical makeup of LSR gives the material higher resistance to a wide range of conditions that would alter the forms of other materials. Regardless of the required usage, pressure, or temperature, LSR retains its elastic and compression properties. Because of its high level of performance and durability, LSR is widely used in various applications within the medical industry.

Other benefits of LSR/LIM for med-tech manufacturers include:

  • Bacterial resistance
  • Easy sterilization
  • Non-reactive to the human body as well as other materials
  • Self-lubrication
  • Flexibility in low temperatures
  • Stability in high temperatures
  • Electrical resistance, making it ideal for products requiring power
  • Beneficial when processing in low and high volumes
  • Aesthetic appearance with transparent or glossy finishing options
  • Resistance to chemicals, weathering, and aging
  • Retains elasticity under extreme compression
  • Long shelf life

Medical Applications

Because of liquid silicone rubber’s many positive characteristics, medical fields throughout the industry are adopting the material for a wide variety of applications. Medical specialties, including ear, nose, and throat specialists, cardiology, oncology, ophthalmology, plastic surgery, and general surgery are turning to liquid silicone rubber and medical rubber molding for single-use and reusable medical devices. Some of the most popular applications include:

  • Dialysis equipment
  • Orthodontics
  • Plugs
  • Pump parts
  • Single-use equipment for pharmaceuticals
  • Syringes

With continuing advances in the medical sector, LSR and LIM are rapidly providing materials to replace and evolve older technologies. LSR products are durable and long lasting, making them a go-to choice for a large number of medical products.

Choose RD Rubber for Medical Liquid Silicone Rubber

At RD Rubber, we specialize in creating high-quality liquid silicone rubber parts and components ideal for the medical industry. We strive to solve our customers’ medical challenges while delivering exceptional customer service. Through effective communication, attention to detail, and superior product development engineering, our experts can deliver silicone medical components that exceed your expectations and ensure success.

We work with our customers to fully understand their needs and product requirements. By combining our resources with our expertise in engineering and manufacturing, we can save customers production time while reducing costs and providing manufacturing alternatives. By keeping our procurement and production in the USA, we can ensure faster delivery times than those who keep their operations overseas.

Along with providing superior medical rubber molding capabilities, we also maintain various certifications to ensure optimal quality and adherence to strict industry standards. These certifications include:

  • ISO 9001:2015 Certified
  • AS 9100:2016 Certified
  • ITAR Registered
  • MIL-I-45208A
  • ANSI Z540-1
  • ISO 10012-1 and ISO 3601-3
  • GMP Standards

Our certified quality management system enables us to monitor every aspect of your project from quotation and processing through final inspection and shipping. To learn more about how our LSR/LIM services can serve the medical healthcare industry, contact us or request a quote today.