Custom Profile, a manufacturer of thermoplastic profile extrusions and sub-assemblies, has selected Styroflex 4G80 from Ineos Styrolution, a global provider of styrenics said to supply medical device designers with safe and innovative, next generation medical tubing options.
Styroflex 4G80, a styrene butadiene block copolymer (SBC), has the ability to be processed into a variety of tubing sizes, offering engineers an alternative to existing medical tubing options. It is both a styrene based thermoplastic elastomer (S-TEP, TPE-S) and a styrene butadiene styrene styrene-block copolymer (SBSS). The material is said to provide cost and performance advantages while meeting ISO 10993, USP Class VI and food contact regulations. Custom Profile is said to extrude this material into medical tubing using its existing production equipment, and leverages its processing advantages such as lower temperature for energy savings with greater material yields.