NuSil Technology, LLC announces the launch of a new heat-cure colored inks series, MED-6613-X. The newly released colors red, white, green, bright blue and dark blue vastly expand the company’s color palette and provide more vibrant, creative marking options.
NuSil’s inks are characterized by a long work time and non-volatile content of approximately 60%. Depending on the ink color, viscosities range from 800 to 3000 cP and can be decreased through dilution via compatible solvent.
The two-part, addition-cure inks can be used for pad printing and silk-screening for marking or coloring silicone rubber parts, such as catheters. Because their cure is accelerated with heat, these inks are suitable for applications requiring a rapid cure time. In fact, the recommended cure schedule is just five minutes at 150°C (302°F).
Each line of silicone inks was a collaborative effort between NuSil Technology for silicone development and C.I. Medical, Inc. for application feedback. They are designated unrestricted and may be considered for long-term implant applications of 29 days or longer. Each lot undergoes cytotoxicity tests, and a Master Access File will be filed with the FDA for each ink color.
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