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O Ring Face Seals

While you may be familiar with O-rings, these come in various types, which offer benefits to a range of manufacturing applications. Sometimes called a toric joint, O-rings work to seal the area between two different joined parts. This means that even when working at...

Straight Thread Tube Fitting O-Rings

When looking at the types of O-rings on offer for your manufacturing processes, you might be wondering which would be the best solution for your unique needs. Today we’re going to take a deeper look into what straight thread tube fitting O-rings are and how we can...

Can You Use Corrugated Gaskets Instead of Spiral Wound Gaskets?

If you’ve always relied on spiral wound gaskets in the past, you might be wondering if there is an alternative option on offer. Corrugated gaskets offer many benefits over spiral wound gaskets, which is why so many companies are opting to switch between these two...

What is a Wiper Seal?

An important component that’s often overlooked by businesses and manufacturers is the wiper seal. If you are wondering what a wiper seal is, today we’re going to discover why you need to use them and how they can support your work. Go to the homepage for more...

How to Choose the Right Seal for Electric Motors

When choosing a seal for your electric motors, there are many options on the market. Finding the right electric motor shaft seal is critical to ensure your customers are happy and that your vehicles fit their needs. Keep reading to discover how to choose the right...

Why Should You Invest in Quality Seals?

While industrial seals might seem like something you could save a little money on, this is one part that we don’t recommend cutting costs on. A quality seal will offer many benefits to your business and operations, so it’s worth taking the time to find a solution...

All you need to know about Neoprene O rings

Popular in the refrigeration industry, neoprene o rings are also growing in popularity across a wide range of other sectors due to their incredible resistance to hazardous materials. Also known as chloroquine o rings, these o rings provide excellent resistance to...

Why all sealants are not the same

It's important to understand just how critical it is to use the correct type of sealant. It's especially the case when working with heavy machinery or any industrial situation. You don't want to have to worry about whether your sealing products are working correctly...

How to understand O-rings and their design

O-Rings are a critical component for the proper sealing of specific pipes. They have to sit within a specified groove, which can vary based on the hardware used. That's why it's important to note the various types of o-ring groove design to understand better what kind...

The importance of gasket thickness

Choosing the right gasket material for specific applications is vital. However, gasket thickness is also a feature that must not be overlooked in the decision-making process. Choosing the right gasket thickness can help when you’re experiencing challenges with...

Medical Grade Seals

Medical Grade SealsWhen looking at your options for gaskets and seals, you’ll see that some products are marked as medical grade. These seals offer a range of extra benefits and features when compared to your typical seals, and they are required for many different types of processes. Today we’re going to discover everything you need to know about medical grade seals and gaskets. We offer a full range of products to suit everyone’s needs, so make sure you get in touch with our team if you are in the market for a new type of gasket or seal for your business.

What Are Medical Grade Seals Used For?

Medical grade seals are used for a wide range of purposes. They may be added to medical pumps, feeding devices, IV devices, and other lab equipment. On top of that, they are critical for storage and transportation systems, and can help to control temperatures within various processes. Every part of the medical industry relies on these devices at some point or another. The main aim of a medical grade seal is to protect the devices and people using these tools from injury or harm. Medical materials are often a hazard to the health, and you’ll find that you could also waste the liquid if it’s spilled. Both gases and liquids can be stored in this way, but you’ll need to ensure that you choose the right option for your medical needs.

The Production of Medical Device Seals

When medical device seals are produced, you’ll find that different criteria need to be met when compared to your typical O-rings and seals. Especially when working with products and companies from around the world, you’ll find that the standards are different for these types of seals. Make sure you are always checking out the way in which they are produced to ensure you meet the criteria for where you are based. Any medical grade seal will need to be sterilised first before use, so that you don’t harm the health of your patients or staff.

Many companies that produce medical seals do so in a cleanroom which is designed to keep contaminants out. This will guarantee that the sealing products you buy come from somewhere that’s clean and safe, so that there is less chance of contamination during this process. You’ll find that when you don’t work with a company that offers this guarantee, the chance of your medical devices being fully effective is reduced. The type of gas or liquid that you need to carry will also have a huge impact on the type of seals you buy, and seals for medical devices come in all shapes and sizes to fit everyone’s needs.

What Materials Are Medical Seals Made From?

A seal for medical use can be created from a range of materials based on your unique needs. There are many factors to keep in mind when choosing the material though, as you need to ensure it will protect what you are carrying and those who make contact with the container. Think about the temperature you will store the medical solutions in and the pressure at which they’ll be kept. You’ll also need to think about whether they’ll have any contact with other people and the motion that they may be put under when being transported.

One thing to keep in mind is that a good medical seal will be resistant to harsh or toxic chemicals. Most companies opt to use elastomers for this reason, which are very durable and are resistant to heat. They should also be good chemical resistors and have a low permeability when it comes to carrying gas. Think carefully though about any toxins that may be in the material. You don’t want to do your patients more harm than good when it comes to using a medical grade seal.

There are so many factors to consider when it comes to choosing the right material and design for a medical grade seal. This isn’t something that you can get wrong or just use any type of seal for. When you choose a material that doesn’t offer all of the benefits and features we shared above, you’ll find that you only risk the safety of your patients and staff. Take time to carefully consider your options when it comes to medical seals, as these are a critical part of the transportation of many liquids and gases in this industry.

Are you looking to invest in new medical grade seals for your business? If so, our team will be on hand to advise you about the best solution for your unique needs. We’ll help to find seals and gaskets that are made from a safe and sterile material, so that you can transport or store any type of liquid or gas to help with your medical procedures in the future. 

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