Wacker Chemical, H.M. Royal include SILPURAN silicones in partnership
Wacker Chemical, the US subsidiary of German firm Wacker Chemie, and raw materials and product ingredients distributor H.M. Royal have extended their partnership to include SILPURAN, the former’s exclusive range of liquid silicone rubber (LSR) and high consistency rubber (HCR), which are particularly dedicated to medical applications.
Since 2016, H.M. Royal has been a distributor of other WACKER product lines and their partnership extension will come into effect from next month.
Dr. Ian Moore – WACKER SILICONES NCA region Vice President said: “This expanded strategic partnership benefits both organizations and, ultimately, our customers.
“Many of our customers’ processes include silicone rubber for multi-industry applications. With the SILPURAN® product line consisting of a large portfolio of HCRs and LSRs, the extended partnership with H.M. Royal creates a one-stop shop for customers’ LSR and HCR silicone needs.”
In the early days of the partnership, H.M. Royal started to distribute WACKER’s ELASTOSIL line which features liquid silicone rubbers and high consistency rubbers used in several standard and generally less sensitive medical applications like medical wearables, patches, tubing, and similar products.
Last year, H.M. Royal started to offer WACKER’s room temperature curing (RTV) product lines.
The SILPURAN portfolio products are said to be specifically designed for applications like wound dressings, gels, intravenous (IV) administration sets, medical adhesives, needle-free valves and seals, urinary catheters, syringe seals, drainage and feeding tubes, respiratory masks, and similar medical applications.
According to Wacker Chemical, with the growing demand for common medical products in the US, the company has prioritized the production of medical-grade silicones and claims to continue meeting customer requirements for short lead times.
Jake Carlson – WACKER Distribution Management Business Development Manager said: “Combining resources with H.M. Royal supports the health care industry’s needs for speed and quality in the delivery of solutions.”