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Issue Number 23 AUGUST 2012
Product Comparison
Peroxide vs. Platinum Silicone

Silicone Tubing and HosePeroxide and platinum are used in the manufacturing and curing processes of silicone tubing available from NewAge. Both are catalysts that help convert the silicone elastomer into a form suitable for tubing extrusion. Peroxide curing uses free radicals and high temperatures to vulcanize, or harden, the silicone, while platinum curing, known as an addition cure, adds platinum to the elastomer for vulcanization.

Both types are naturally flexible and do not require the use of plasticizers. Peroxide silicone tubing must be baked after the extrusion process to remove the catalyst; platinum curing produces no by-products and needs no post-extrusion baking. Both styles are odorless, tasteless, and inert. They withstand sterilization and are available in many hardnesses and in braid-reinforced versions.

Peroxide-cured silicone tubing tends to be less costly than platinum-cured, because the latter uses a costly precious metal. Good electrical properties, the ability to self-extinguish, and a wide range of temperature resistance make peroxide-cured silicone a popular choice for computer and appliance-related uses, among others.

Platinum-cured silicone is considered a high-purity product and is frequently used in medical device, pharmaceutical, and other health-related applications. Platinum-cured silicone tubing offers a smoother surface that resists sticking, encrustation, and bacteria growth. It may also be molded into manifolds with connections such as Y's and T's for single use process systems used in vaccine manufacturing, sample retention, and pharmaceutical batch filling operations.

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Click here for more information on NewAge Industries' Silcon® peroxide-cured silicone tubing and Silcon® Med-X platinum-cured silicone tubing.


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NewAge Industries' AdvantaPure products are manufactured to meet the strict sanitary requirements of the Pharmaceutical, Biomedical, Cosmetic, and Food Industries. Platinum-cured silicone tubing and silicone hose are manufactured in our state-of-the-art clean room and are ideal for applications that require cleanliness, non-toxicity, and resistance to extreme temperature variations. AdvantaPure also provides stainless-steel overbraided and rubber-covered fluoropolymer hose, sanitary fittings, and complete hose assemblies.

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