Materials innovator Gelest Inc. (Morrisville, PA) has introduced ExSil 50, a softer grade of an ultra-high elongation material that has been formulated to meet the requirements of soft-tissue implants or extracorporeal device applications.
The ExSil class of elastomers have unprecedented elongation greater than 5000% and shape recovery behavior, according to Gelest. They also have self-sealing and tear-resistance properties. The materials are available in an industrial grade, Gelest ExSil 100, as well as soft-tissue compatible ExSil 50.
Gelest is a manufacturer and supplier of commercial and research quantities of organo-silicon compounds, metal-organic compounds and silicones. The company serves advanced technology markets, including specialty polymeric materials, through a materials science–driven approach.