White rubber extrusion, healthcare supplies, and PPE
One of the central benefits of white rubber extrusion is the effective production of medical supplies and personal protective equipment (PPE). Many companies throughout the United States have begun shifting production to these products to aid with the coronavirus pandemic.
Many companies find it difficult to shift from producing their usual products to PPE. However, with Qualiform, you can get the design advice and rubber material recommendations you need to create safe, high-quality medical equipment.
Your team might need to select between EPDM and neoprene for a rubber tubing project. This requires the consideration of various factors. Most notably, a rubber material’s resistance to particular forces is what sets it apart from other types of rubber.
Neoprene, for example, offers exceptional resistance to wear caused by water and a variety of solvents. In fact, this compound is especially effective in the production of medical splints, braces, and seals.
EPDM, however, offers uniquely strong resistance to heat, which can be a major factor in deciding between it and neoprene. Manufacturers will typically choose neoprene for applications requiring grease and oil resistance.
Qualiform can help your team sift through the minutiae of rubber material selection and expedite the process. As a result, you can more readily create white rubber extrusion PPE.
What makes rubber materials safe for medical applications?
Medical equipment products must comply with the strict safety and quality standards of healthcare facilities. Whether you create parts through white rubber extrusion or other methods, these products need to be safe and effective. For example, the U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention (USP) tests for biological reactions in materials that touch the skin.
While the FDA enforces USP standards, the materials must also meet the safety standards of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) to receive ISO 10993 certification.