DSM’s CarboSil® Thermoplastic Silicone Polycarbonate Polyurethane (TSPCU) is a copolymer that combines the biocompatibility and biostability of conventional silicone elastomers with the processability and toughness of thermoplastic polycarbonate-urethanes. The silicone portion of CarboSil® TSPCU works synergistically with the polycarbonate component to improve stability. This medical-grade polymer is highly biocompatible and well suited to be used in many types of medical devices.
CarboSil® TSPCU is comparable in tensile strength to traditional polycarbonate urethanes and derives additional biostability from the silicone portion. The material is adaptable to various fabrication techniques to accommodate many different device shapes. It can be extruded, injection or compression molded, solvent bonded, dipped coated, and sprayed. Because of its tensile strength, biocompatibility and flexibility, CarboSil® TSPCU is used in a wide range of medical applications, including cardiovascular and nervous system electrostimulation, continuous glucose monitoring, drug-eluting, and orthopedic implants.
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