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Elastomeric Materials ReceiveUSP Certification

Originally Published MPMN March 2004

INDUSTRY NEWS

Elastomeric Materials Receive USP Certification 

Rita Emmanouilidou

The black and white perfluoroelastomers and red compound have passed toxicity certification requirements.

The industrial sealing division of Freudenberg-NOK, Simrit (Plymouth, MI; www.simrit.com) recently received USP Class VI certification on three materials for pharmaceutical, medical, and biotech applications. The company's perfluoroelastomers, Simriz 484 and Simriz 486, and the compound Genuine Viton V178 have passed the stringent toxicity certification requirements. 

Simriz 484, a black material, and Simriz 486, white in color, are 75-durometer formulations. They offer chemical and heat resistance at temperatures from -5 to 230oC. The products are suited for clean process applications. 

"We are extremely proud to have earned USP Class VI certification for three of our materials, which allows us to further expand our product offerings," says vice president of business development Vinay Nilkanth. "This certification positions Simrit as a strong player in the medical industry." 

The Simrit division is based at Freudenberg-NOK's headquarters in Plymouth. Freudenberg NOK is part of the Freudenberg and NOK Group companies that supply precision-molded products to the medical sector and other industries.

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