A silicone needle-free connector gasket is a small, circular piece made of silicone that fits into a needle-free connector. These connectors are used in medical settings to allow for the transfer of fluids without the use of a needle. The gasket is an important part of the connector as it creates a seal between the two parts, ensuring that there is no leakage of fluids.
The silicone material used in these gaskets is ideal for medical applications because it is biocompatible, meaning it is not harmful to living tissue. It is also flexible, durable, and resistant to high temperatures and chemicals.
The use of needle-free connectors and gaskets has become increasingly popular in medical settings due to the reduced risk of needlestick injuries and the potential for improved infection control.
Silicone rubber is an elastomer composed of silicone(present in silica) together with carbon,oxygen and hydrogen.
IN 1930, JAMES FRANKLIN HYDE RAN THE FIRST RESEARCH TO PRODUCE COMMERCIAL SILICONES.
Silicon is an element which is present in silica (sand) while silicone rubber is manufactured by extracting silicon from silica and passing it through hydrocarbons. It's then mixed with the other chemicals to create silicone.
A silicone or polysiloxane is a polymer made up of siloxane (−R2Si−O−SiR2−, where R = organic group).