Dow Corning launches silicone coatings for latex catheters

By Liz White, ERJ staff

Shenzen, China-At Medtec China 2005 in Shenzhen, Dow Corning revealed that it has developed a two-part silicone elastomer dispersion system to coat latex catheters.

The safe and cost-effective silicone coating “addresses key design and performance issues, simplifies manufacturing processes, and improves catheter properties, providing benefits to both manufacturers and patients,” said Dow Corning, in a press statement.

The two-part coating combines Dow Corning’s Q7-2630 Dispersion with its Q7-2640 Catalyst, while solvent, Q7-2650 Fluid, dilutes the resulting elastomer dispersion.

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