Dow Corning® Class VI (C6) Silicone Elastomers

Dow Corning® C6 Elastomers (C6-135, C6-150, C6-165 and C6-180) are a series of two-part platinum-catalyzed silicone elastomers. Each elastomer is supplied in a two part kit (Part A and B) and the series offers a range of Shore A hardness from 35-80. Dow Corning® C6 Elastomers (C6-235, C6-250, C6-265) are a series of one-part uncatalyzed silicone elastomer bases designed for compounding into elastomer for part fabrication and medical devices, including those intended for implantation in humans for up to 29 days. Dow Corning® C6-350LH Elastomer differs from our conventional high consistency rubber products in that it exhibits enhanced physical properties. In particular, it exhibits low hysteresis loss with more resiliency compared to other platinum-catalyzed HCRs and a reduction in crack growth propagation.

    Uses:

  • Fabrication of extruded or molded parts
  • Fabrication of medical, surgical and diagnostic devices and components
  • Can be included in short-term implants that are in place for 29 days or fewer

    Advantages:

  • Contains no peroxides, peroxide by-products, chlorophenyls or PCBs
  • No organic plasticizers, phthalates or latex additives
  • Non-tacky surface
  • Non-blooming
  • Can be post-cured
  • Pigmentable
  • Batch-to-batch consistency
  • Highly reproducible and stable materials
  • Improved cost efficiency
  • Manufactured in a dedicated healthcare facility
  • Qualified to meet or exceed test requirements of: The U.S. Pharmacopeia Class VI, European Pharmacopoeia Silicone Elastomers for Closures and Tubing-Substances soluble in hexane and volatile matter and ISO 10993-1 surface devices: cytotoxicity, sensitization and irritation/intra-cutaneous reactivity
  • Additional attributes for C6-235, C6-250, C6-265: Flexible curative selection and Blendable to modify durometer
  • Additional attributes for C6-350LH: Low hysteresis loss (high resiliency)

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Product

Region

C6-135

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C6-150

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C6-165

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C6-180

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C6-235

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C6-250

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C6-265

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C6-350 LH

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