StatSil* Antimicrobial Elastomers


Momentive’s StatSil antimicrobial silicone elastomers are excellent candidates to consider for enhancing the integrity of end products by reducing the potential for microbial contamination of elastomers. The growth of microbes can cause discoloration, strong odors and the formation of mildew. In addition, in many medical device applications — such as catheters, wound drains and advanced wound dressings — controlling the growth of microbes in or on the human body may be a concern.

In response, Momentive has developed StatSil antimicrobial silicone elastomers, a custom elastomer platform technology based on the direct incorporation of a silver-based antimicrobial additive into the base silicone elastomer. A flexible product platform, customers can choose from Momentive's globally recognized LIM* or Liquid Silicone Rubber (LSR) and Heat-Cured Silicone Elastomers (HCE), ranging in durometers from 3 to 80 shore A. USP Class VI, ISO 10993, FDA Indirect Food Contact, and/or European Pharmacopoeia compliant bases may be available. Our chemists can customize solutions based on the required performance, processing, environmental conditions and production demands for a particular application.

Silver, long known for its antimicrobial properties, works to inhibit the growth of a broad spectrum of both gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria, as well as mold and fungi. The ionic silver incorporated into our StatSil antimicrobial elastomer line is designed to carry a strong positive charge with a high affinity for negatively charged groups of biological molecules. This process works to potentially alter the molecular structure of the biological molecules, which may render them unrecognizable to the cell and inhibit bacterial and microbial growth.

Discover how the StatSil product line of silver-based antimicrobial silicone elastomers can be versatile and adaptable for a wide variety of applications and uses. 

*StatSil and LIM are trademarks of Momentive Performance Materials Inc.

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