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Silicone Tubing targets biopharmaceutical applications.

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August 7, 2009 - Available in 50 and 65 durometers and 91 ID/OD combinations, platinum-cured Sani-Tech® Ultra Tubing is manufactured and packaged in certified clean room. Tubing imparts no taste or odors to materials that pass through, and has ultra-low TOCs, virtually eliminating potential for contamination by extractables. Fully autoclavable and sterilizable, tubing accommodates temperatures from -80 to 500°F. It is non-yellowing and offers laser etching for lot traceability.

Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics, Medical Tubing & Assemblies

700 Warner Blvd., Taunton, MA, 02780, USA

Original Press Release

Saint-Gobain Introduces Next Generation Silicone Tubing

Press release date: August 5, 2009

New Sani-Tech(R) Ultra delivers improved performance

TAUNTON, Mass., Aug. 5 /-- Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics continues its long tradition of innovation in ultra-pure tubing technology with new Sani-Tech Ultra. This platinum-cured silicone tubing meets the stringent requirements of demanding biopharmaceutical process applications while delivering improved performance in a number of areas.

Fluid integrity is of crucial importance in many biopharmaceutical operations. Sani-Tech Ultra formulations are manufactured and packaged in a certified clean room from the finest grade of silicone materials to ensure that the highest sanitary standards are met. Ultra-low TOCs virtually eliminate the potential for contamination by extractables during use, and Sani-Tech Ultra imparts no taste or odors to materials that pass through the tubing.

Sani-Tech Ultra products are fully characterized, validated and tested to a variety of specifications, including USP Class VI, ISO 10993 and EP 3.1.9. Detailed testing protocols are available upon request.

Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics' silicone tubing is known for its excellent peristaltic pump tubing life, and Sani-Tech Ultra is no exception. In a controlled test of Sani-Tech Ultra and three competitors, Ultra lasted from 20% longer to twice as long as other tubing products.

Other features that distinguish Sani-Tech Ultra products include excellent flexibility, laser etching for lot traceability and non-yellowing properties. It is fully autoclavable and sterilizable, and accommodates a wide range of temperatures -- -80 degrees F to 500 degrees F (-62 degrees C to 260 degrees C).

Sani-Tech Ultra is available in 50 and 65 durometers and 91 different ID/OD combinations. Available options include bulk spool packaging and pre-delivery gamma irradiation. Custom sizes, lengths, durometers and laylines are also offered.

Sani-Tech Ultra builds on Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics' long history in extrusion, custom molding and materials development for the biopharmaceutical industry. Tygon , C-Flex and Pure-Fit are just a few of the many well-known brands in the company's portfolio.

About Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics
For more than four decades, Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics and its family of companies have supplied the world with innovative, high-performance polymer products for the most demanding applications. The company's tradition of excellence goes back more than 300 years through its parent company, Compagnie de Saint-Gobain, one of the world's top 100 industrial corporations, with operations in 59 countries and nearly 210,000 employees.

CONTACT: Carla Conant of Saint-Gobain, +1-330-798-6931, carla.s.conant@saint-gobain.com

Web Site: http://biopharm.saint-gobain.com/

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