HydroThane

THE LUBRICITY OF A HYDROGEL; THE MECHANICAL STRENGTH TO WITHSTAND EXTRUSION 

Hydrophilic Thermoplastic Elastomers

HydroThane is a hydrophilic thermoplastic polyurethane elastomer, ranging in water absorption rates from 5% to 25%. This unique extrudable hydrophilic product line was designed to provide maximum physical properties for use in extruded or injection molded components, while allowing for consistent single-step surface lubricity characteristics and a low coefficient of friction.

Available in aliphatic and aromatic versions, these elastomers have the ability to rapidly absorb water while maintaining high tensile strength and high elongation, resulting in a permanently lubricious polymer.

 

HydroThane can be processed using conventional extrusion or injection molding equipment.

 

Being hydrophilic even when dehydrated, they should be sealed and stored in a cool, dry place and are available in hardnesses of 80 Shore A and 93 Shore A.

 

 

 

  • BIODURABLE
  • TARGETED HYDROPHILICITY
  • TAILORED TO MEET MECHANICAL SPECIFICATIONS
  • EXTRUDABLE / INJECTION MOLDABLE
  • WATER ABSORPTION RATES FROM 5% - 25%
  • SUPERIOR ELONGATION
  • HIGH TENSILE STRENGTH
  • USP CLASS VI
  • BIOCOMPATIBLE
  • ANIMAL-FREE ORIGIN CERTIFIED

HydroThane AL (typical example ranges shown)*

ASTM Standard

Durometer Range Available

80 Shore A – 93 Shore A

D792

Water Content

5 – 20% (by weight)

D570

Melt Flow

2-26 g/10 min । 190°-205° C/2.16 kg

D1238

Mechanical Properties

 

Hydrated

Non-Hydrated

ASTM

Durometer

93A

93A

 

Ultimate Tensile Strength (psi)

2000–3000

4800–5500

D638

Tensile (psi)

   

@ 50% elongation

600–800

800–1050

D638

@ 100% elongation

900–1200

1200-1500

D638

@ 200% elongation

1300–1700

1800-2200

D638

@ 300% elongation

1500–2100

2400-2800

D638

Ultimate Elongation (%)

450–650

550-650

D638

*Data provided herein is meant to show a general range for the HydroThane product lines; these properties can be tailored to meet specific values based on customer requirements.

 

 

 

HYDROTHANE

 

USP CLASS VI TESTED:

ISO TESTED:

MEM Elution

 

Meets ISO 10993-5 guidelines

AGAR Overlay

 

Meets ISO 10993-5 guidelines

Systemic Injection Test

Meets Class VI guidelines

 

Intracutaneous Injection Test

Meets Class VI guidelines

 

Intramuscular Implantation (macro)

Meets Class VI guidelines

 

Phthalate Free

 

Does not contain or come in contact with DEHP

Animal-Free Origin Certified

 

BSE/TSE free

HydroThane processing can be optimized by drying to a moisture content equal to or less than 0.05% by weight prior to melt processing.  

Typically, the pellets must be dried for 3-4 hours with a dryer inlet air temperature of 180ºF +/- 20ºF. We recommend a machine-mounted desiccant-type hopper dryer, capable of reaching and maintaining a dew point of -40ºF.  If dry times are in excess of 8-10 hours, a hopper dryer temperature of 120-150ºF is usually sufficient to achieve optimal moisture content.

Typical Material Processing Temperatures in Fahrenheit with a tolerance of +/- 20ºF*

HYDROTHANE

80 Shore A – 93 Shore A

ZONE 1

300

ZONE 2

320

ZONE 3

340

CLAMP/ ADAPTER

360

DIE

350

MELT TEMPERATURE

360

WATER COOL TEMPERATURE

60

SCREEN PACK (all Dutch weave)

600 MESH

* These profiles are meant to offer a general guideline for processing the materials via extrusion or injection molding. The table reflects a suggested range of temperature profiles and set up conditions which should be adjusted to accommodate your individual machine configurations and processing parameters.

Click on the image below to view the HydroThane datasheet.

Click on the image below to view the HydroThane MSDS.

 

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