Clearaprene ®, Pharmaprene® Santoprene ®

Clearaprene® is Gradko's new transparent high performance thermoplastic elastomer (TPE). 

Featuring high clarity, a very wide temperature and chemical resistance.  Coupled with environmental toughness, this material is suitable for use in very demanding applications. 

It is Ideal for use in peristaltic pump systems. It can be flared for ease of use with connectors.  The high clarity enables observation of the medium and any bubble separation where this was previously impossible due to material limitations.

This material is Autoclavable and can cope with Gamma Irradiation and ETO (ethylene oxide) sterilisation methods for the most effective performance.  The material has the exceptional additional benefit of being very clear and with a very smooth surface finish (similar to that of PVC).  This significantly reduces chemical and particle pickup and internal spallation caused by aggressive particulate media. 

It is free of latex and any substances of animal origin.  It is fully RoHS compliant and the material contains no Substances of Very High Concern (SVHCs) as classified by the REACH environmental regulation. 


Pharmaprene® is designed as a specific replacement material for Santoprene® which is being discontinued.   It exhibits many similar visible properties to Santoprene®.   Its characteristics include very good chemical resistance to fluids such as alcohols, ozone, aqueous systems and corrosive aqueous systems.  Furthermore Pharmaprene® exhibits good flow consistency for peristaltic pump applications. It performs well under vacuum conditions. 

This is tough tubing, showing good anti-ageing properties in harsh weather, sunshine and saline applications. Its operational temperature range is wide and it exhibits excellent environmental stability under changing temperatures.  It is ideal for use in peristaltic pump systems as a direct replacement for Santoprene®. 

It is free of latex and any substances of animal origin.  It is fully RoHS compliant and the material contains no Substances of Very High Concern (SVHCs) as classified by the REACH environmental regulation. 

 

Santoprene® exhibits many similar properties to Silicone tubing.  Its characteristics include very good chemical resistance to fluids such as alcohols, ozone, aqueous systems and corrosive aqueous systems.  Furthermore Santoprene® exhibits good flow consistency for peristaltic pump applications and low friction to abrasive materials. It performs well under vacuum conditions. 

It is latex-free, RoHS compliant and the material contains no Substances of Very High Concern (SVHCs) as classified by the REACH environmental regulation.  Tested for toxic metals migration according to EN71-ASTM F963-95; BS5665 Part 3.  This is tough tubing, showing good anti-ageing properties in harsh weather, sunshine and saline applications. Its operational temperature range is wide and it exhibits excellent environmental stability under changing temperatures.  

Santoprene® is a proprietary thermoplastic elastomer developed by ExxonMobil Corporation.


 

 

Clearaprene ®

  • Medical grade
  • High clarity
  • Good chemical resistance
  • Plasticiser free
  • Wide temperature range
  • Flexible and Very strong
  • Abrasion resistant
  • Excellent pumping life
  • Flareable

Temperature range: -50 to +135°C

Oxygen permeability: 590 cm3/mm/m2/80m/24hr ASTM D3985

Density:  0.878 g/cm3

Sterilisations: Gamma Irradiation, ETO (Ethylyene Oxide gas), Autoclave

Hardness: 66 Shore A

Elongation at Break: 430%

Tensile strength at break: 6.19 MPa ASTM D412

Certification:   US Pharmacopoeia Biological Tests for Plastics USP Class VI Part XXIII

ISO 10993 Part 4 and Part 5

RoHS compliant, REACH compliant, no SVHCs

Pharmaprene ®

  • Medical grade
  • Good chemical resistance
  • Wide temperature range
  • Flexible and strong
  • Abrasion resistant
  • Excellent pumping life

Temperature range: -50 to +135°C

Sterilisations: Gamma Irradiation, ETO (Ethylyene Oxide gas), Autoclave (unbridged tubing)

Hardness: 70 Shore A

Elongation at Break: 240%

Certification: US Pharmacopoeia Biological Tests for Plastics USP Class VI Part XXIII

RoHS compliant, REACH compliant, no SVHCs

Santoprene ®

  • Medical grade
  • Good chemical resistance
  • Wide temperature range
  • Flexible and strong
  • Abrasion resistant
  • Excellent pumping life

Temperature Range: -50 to +135°C

Sterilisations: Gamma Irradiation, ETO (Ethylyene Oxide gas), Autoclave (unbridged tubing)

Hardness: 64 Shore A

Elongation at Break: 440%

Certification: US Pharmacopoeia Biological Tests for Plastics USP Class VI Part XXIII, FDA Drug Master File 17690

EU and China RoHS compliant, REACH compliant, no SVHCs