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BULK SILICONE TUBING

SILICONE EXTRUSION SERVICES

Custom tubing and profiles are an Axiom® specialty. All products are entirely American made to meet the strictest requirements of quality control. Axiom® serves your silicone tubing and profile development needs with complete capabilities in the design of custom extrusions and the manufacture of high tolerance commercial, military, medical and food grade silicone tubing. We have workstations uniquely suited to cost-effective manufacturing of small to high volume quantities. The extrusion process is able to produce single-lumen, multi-lumen and coextruded tubing in a variety of properties and diameters.

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GENERAL CAPABILITIES

Extruding Operations Accommodate:

  • Small to high volume production
  • Extruded tubing profiles, solids and tubes
  • X-ray opacity and stripes
  • Co-extruded configurations
  • Virtually unlimited custom profiles
  • Single to multi-lumen configurations
  • In-process laser micrometer checks
  • Inline printing
  • Unique process to ensure true non-deformed shapes with no external blemishes like belt marks

Assembly & Packaging Operations Accommodate:

  • Punching, notching, drilling
  • Sterile barrier packaging
  • Pad & transfer printing
  • Component assembly
  • Private labeling

QUALITY

Axiom® is a MDSAP certified and FDA registered medical extrusion company. We are committed to producing and delivering high quality, defect free products on time, every time.

To ensure the production of high quality tubing, Axiom® employs state of the art, controlled extrusion equipment, laser micrometers for measuring and controlling of outer diameter, high performance dies, and a team of dedicated, quality conscious extrusion professionals.

Axiom®'s certified Quality Management System offers:

  • Lot-to-lot consistency
  • Full traceability of all materials used in production
  • Comprehensive tracking of:
    • Extrusion job orders
    • Extrusion process parameters
    • Certificate of compliances
    • Finished goods and raw materials inventory
    • Billing and shipping information

SILICONE TUBING MATERIAL

Axiom® manufactures products utilizing a wide variety of grades of material, from USP Class VI grade, US food grade, A-A-59588A to commercial silicone rubber. Axiom®'s specially formulated materials produce an ultra smooth surface minimizing surface tension and maximizing flow performance. Silicones resist many chemicals, including some acids, oxidizing chemicals, ammonia and isopropyl alcohol. Silicone rubber will swell when exposed to non-polar solvents including benzene, and toluene, but will return to its original shape when these solvents evaporate. Concentrated acids, alkalines, and solvents should not be used with silicones.

Silicone offers a wide range of advantages to the medical device engineer. Compatible with human tissue and body fluids, silicone has no additives which can leach out. Silicone material can be formulated and tested for full biocompatibility. Axiom® silicone tubing is odorless, tasteless, and does not support bacteria growth. Silicones are widely regarded in the industry as the superior implant material. They offer excellent thermostability and can be steam, ethylene oxide, or radiation sterilized. Silicones can be formulated to have excellent flame and smoke resistance properties, conductivity and self-lubricating properties. They are also capable of maintaining physical properties under extreme temperature conditions, -80°F to 450°F.

Silicones exceed all comparable materials in their insulating properties as well as flexibility in electrical applications. Silicones are non-conductive and maintain dielectric strength in temperature extremes far higher than those in which conventional insulating materials can perform.

PRODUCT INFORMATION

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Description

.030 I.D. x .065 O.D., .018 Wall

.062 I.D. x .095 O.D., .017 Wall

.078 I.D. x .125 O.D., .023 Wall

1/8 I.D. x 1/4 O.D., 1/16 Wall

3/16 I.D. x 5/16 O.D., 1/16 Wall

3/16 I.D. x 3/8 O.D., 3/32 Wall

1/4 I.D. x 3/8 O.D., 1/16 Wall

1/4 I.D. x 7/16 O.D., 3/32 Wall

1/4 I.D. x 1/2 O.D., 1/8 Wall

5/16 I.D. x 7/16 O.D., 1/16 Wall

5/16 I.D. x 1/2 O.D., 3/32 Wall

3/8 I.D. x 1/2 O.D., 1/16 Wall

3/8 I.D. x 9/16 O.D., 3/32 Wall

3/8 I.D. x 5/8 O.D., 1/16 Wall

1/2 I.D. x 11/16 O.D., 3/32 Wall

1/2 I.D. x 3/4 O.D., 1/8 Wall

* Non-Sterile, Packaged in 50' Rolls

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STANDARD PRODUCT LIST

ID/OD

.008" to 3.5" / .012" to 3.75"

Length

Standard length 50 feet roll, Special lengths available

Profiles

Single lumen, multi-lumen or custom

Durometer Shore A

10 to 90

Color

Clear to about any

X-ray Optical

Complete product to marker line or segments

AXIOM® SILICONE TUBING MECHANICAL PROPERTIES

There are several ASTM standards for measuring mechanical properties of silicone. We base our incoming material qualification on durometer, tear, elongation, and tensile standards.

Suitable for continuous operation at temperatures from -80°F (-60°C) to 450°F (230°C) and short term exposure up to 570°F (300°C). No harmful toxic or physiological effects. Chemically stable and suitable for use with many acids and alkalis. Resistant to ozone, UV and corona discharge. Low flammability and low smoke.

Can be formulated to comply iwth these specifications:

  • FDA 21 CFR 177-2600
  • MIL ZZ-R-765 Class 1A, 1B, 2A, 2B, 3A, 3B
  • A-A-59588 Class 1A, 1B, 2A, 2B, 3A, 3B
  • USP Class 6
  • ISO 10993-A

Axiom® tubing gives you the advantage of increased:

  • Tensile strength
  • Flexibility
  • Kink resistance
  • Pressure resistance
  • Vacuum resistance
  • Torque
  • Lumen size for higher flow
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BIOCOMPATIBILITIES

Silicones are formulated to comply with FDA Biocompatibility Guidelines for medical products. Axiom® silicone tubing has met the requirements of USP Class VI testing and compliance with the ISO-10993-A of biocompatibility.

FDA regulation 21 CFR 177.2600 relates to rubber articles intended for repeated food contact. Axiom® 50, 60 and 70 duro silicone material and tubing comply with this regulation.

Axiom® silicone tubing is odorless, tasteless, and does not support bacteria growth. Silicones do not stain or corrode other materials.

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