|Hardness, Shore A ±5 - Liner
|Hardness, Shore A ±5 - Cover
|Tensile Strength, psi
|Elongation at Break, %
|Tear Strength, Die B, ppi
|Modulus at 100 %, psi
|Brittle Temperature, °F
|Max. Operating Temperature, °F
**Values listed are typical for the material used in manufacture except where noted, apply to the hose liner except where noted, and are meant only as a guide to aid in design. Field testing should be performed to find the actual values for your application.
Recommended Fittings & Clamps
The construction of SILBRADE PLATINUM involves a liner of silicone elastomer, an open polyester braid reinforcing layer, and a covering of silicone elastomer. The braid reinforcement allows for increased pressure usage over unreinforced silicone tubing. SILBRADE PLATINUM contains no plasticizers.
SILBRADE PLATINUM's surface properties resist encrustation and will not support bacteria growth. It is nonreactive to body tissues and fluids.
Care is recommended in the selection and application of fittings and clamps as sharp barbed fittings or unlined metal clamps could tear into the hose wall, possibly leading to hose failure.
^SILBRADE PLATINUM should not be used for steam transfer or continuous steam opeartions. Steam-for-sterilization is the only recommended exposure to steam. If exposed to repeated steam sterilization or long term high temperature or pressure, silicone will eventually become gummy. It should then be replaced.
SILBRADE PLATINUM is supplied in individual, heat-sealed polybags.
SILBRADE PLATINUM is not recommended for implantable or in-body uses or for continuous steam applications.