Medical applications and infant care products made with silicones satisfy the highest quality standards demanded by health care professionals, patients and families. Resistant to bacteria, silicones are easy to sterilize are excellent for sensitive applications, such as respiratory tubing and topical medications. They do not react with other materials and do not irritate the body. Used externally, internally, or intravenously, silicone materials do not generate unwelcome byproducts or trigger allergic reactions.
Silicones soften and smooth topical medications so they can be applied without leaving a greasy residue, and they can help form a seal that protects wounds during the healing process.
Silicone tubing in some medical devices—such as drug delivery systems or heart pacemakers—helps reduce the risk of infection. Silicone-enhanced lubricants ease the insertion of needles and devices.
Silicones can most closely approximate the consistency of skin and offer exceptional cushion and comfort in prosthetics.