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Liveo™ BioMedical Grade LSR 7-4870

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Polymer Name: Silicone Elastomer, Liquid Silicone Rubber (LSR)
Processing Methods: Extrusion, Injection Molding, Liquid Injection Molding
End Uses: Medical/Healthcare Applications, Medical Devices, Body Implants
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Identification & Functionality

Liveo™ BioMedical Grade LSR 7-4870 Features & Benefits

Key Attributes

Liveo™ BioMedical Grade Liquid Silicone Rubbers (7-6830, 7-6840, Q7-4840, Q7-4850, 7-4860, 7-4870 and 7-6860) are heat-cured elastomer raw materials for use by customers fabricating medical devices, including those intended for implantation in humans for less than 30 days.

Qualified to address the tests described in ISO 10993-1 for "limited" (<24 hours) and "prolonged" (<30 days) contact duration: Meets or exceeds acceptance criteria for Cytotoxicity, Sensitization, Irritation/Intracutaneous reactivity, Systemic toxicity (acute) and Subchronic toxicity (as tested by implantation), Meets requirements of screening tests described by specific ISO standards for Hemocompatibility and Genotoxicity, Meets or exceeds testing requirements of: United States Pharmacopoeia (USP) Class VI, European Pharmacopoeia (Ph. Eur. or 'EP') silicone elastomers for closures and tubing-"Substances soluble in hexane" and "Volatile matter", Batch-to-batch consistency Contains no peroxides, peroxide by-products, chlorophenyls or PCBs, No organic plasticizers, phthalates or latex additives, Solventless, Non-blocking, Can be post-cured, Pigmentable.

Applications & Uses

Usage Guidelines

Mixing

Liveo™ BioMedical Grade Liquid Silicone Rubbers are supplied as two-component kits (Parts A and B), which must be mixed in equal portions, by weight, prior to use.

Airless mixing, metering and dispensing equipment are recommended for production operations. Information is available from DuPont on the suppliers of suitable pumping, mixing, and moulding equipment.

De-Airing

If hand mixing, a vacuum of 711 to 737mm Hg should be sufficient to de-air the material in 20 to 30 minutes. Use a container 3-4 times the volume of the mixture to allow for expansion.

Cure

Cure of the mixed elastomer is initiated by heat. Raising the temperature of the fabrication to 140°C results in a rapid cure to a tough elastomeric material. Please note that mixing parts A and B at anything other than a 1:1 ratio will likely change the moulding times, and the resulting material's properties.

Caution

The cure may be inhibited by traces of amines, sulfur, nitrogen oxide, organotin compounds and carbon monoxide. Because organic rubbers often contain these substances, they should not come in contact with the uncured elastomer. Catalyst residues from some room temperature vulcanized and peroxide-cured silicone elastomers may also inhibit the cure.

Post-Curing

These materials crosslink via an addition-cure (platinum-catalyzed) reaction. No organic residues such as peroxides or their by-products are present and post-cure is not normally required for most applications. The user must confirm that moulding conditions or short oven cures are suitable for any specific application. The principal volatile components evolved during post-curing are low molecular weight polydimethyl- silicone fluids and water vapour.

Properties

Physical Properties
ValueUnitsTest Method / Conditions
Moulding Shrinkage (Parallel)2.7%ISO 294-4, 2577
Mechanical Properties
ValueUnitsTest Method / Conditions
Compression Set (at 23°C)46.2%ISO 815
Elongation at Breakmin. 300%ASTM D 412
Modulus at 200% Strain5.7MPaASTM D 412
Shore A hardness66-ASTM D 2240
Hardness66Shore AASTM D 2240
Tear Strength (die B)47kN/mASTM D 624
Tensile Strength9.5MPaASTM D 412
Typical Properties
ValueUnitsTest Method / Conditions
Maximum Service Temperature200°C-
Cured Properties
ValueUnitsTest Method / Conditions
Cure Temperature150°C-
Cure Time5min-
Other Properties
ValueUnitsTest Method / Conditions
Density1150kg/m³ISO 1183

Regulatory & Compliance

Technical Details & Test Data

Additional Information

Each elastomer is supplied as a two-part kit (Part A and Part B), equal portions (by weight) of which must be thoroughly blended together prior to use. The elastomer is thermally cured via an addition-cure (platinum- catalyzed) reaction. When blended and cured as indicated, the resulting elastomer consists of crosslinked dimethyl and methyl-vinyl siloxane copolymers and reinforcing silica.

The Liveo™ BioMedical Grade Liquid Silicone Rubbers are available in a range of nominal hardness from 30 to 70 Shore A. The elastomers can be used without any post-cure although if necessary, this may be employed to stabilise final properties. Furthermore, the elastomers are heat stable up to 200°C, can be autoclaved, and exhibit high gas permeability compared with most thermoset elastomers and thermoplastics.

Packaging & Availability

Packaging Type
Packaging Information

Liveo™ BioMedical Grade Liquid Silicone Rubbersare supplied in 36kg pail and 400kg drum kits, each containing equal portions of part A and B. Samples are available in 900g kits.

Storage & Handling

Shelf Life
18 months