Silicone Engineering Launches Cutting-Edge Anti-Microbial Silicone Rubber

Blackburn, United Kingdom (PressExposure) January 16, 2012 -- Suitable for use in a range of applications and environments, the amazing material, neutraSil™, is always completely safe when exposed to people both in public and industrial environments.

Ideal for industries such as healthcare, food and pharmaceuticals, neutraSil™ silicone rubber moulding is highly efficient in the inhibition of bacterial growth.

Paul Kinsella, Managing Director at Silicone Engineering, said: "Over the past few years, the dangers of the hazards posed by strains of lethal bacteria have been widely publicised.

"The development of a highly effective anti-microbial silicone rubber was our reaction to the MRSA outbreaks that occurred throughout the US and the UK in 2005 and 2006.

"We conducted extensive research to develop and produce neutraSil™ silicone rubber mould, leading to a breakthrough in technology."

neutraSil™ silicone rubber mould works by absorbing bacteria and microbes, breaking down cell walls and inhibiting their development.

The 'silver ions' present in neutraSil™ silicone moulding provide ongoing protection by preventing further contamination and colonisation on the surface of the silicone.

neutraSil™ has been independently proven to inhibit the growth and strains of MRSA, E.coli and Salmonella.

It has been tested to the Japanese Industrial Standard, which measures antibacterial activity in hydrophobic materials, and complies with the requirements of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

A major confectionary manufacturer has increased productivity and reduced its downtime using Silicone's incredible new material, neutraSil™ silicone rubber mould.

The company was experiencing problems with silicone gaskets in the pipe work of its production line.

Silicone seals were splitting in pipes that carried cocoa powder to specific food mixers.

This caused the cocoa powder to escape, resulting in significant production downtime for the manufacturer.

Silicone Engineering arranged for a visit and the chief engineer demonstrated the problem.While on-site, Silicone Engineering took samples and measurements of the problematic gaskets.

neutraSil™ was deemed the most suitable solution to address the leaking seal issues the company faced.

Particularly impressive to the company was the fact that neutraSil™ silicone rubber moulding would give the additional benefits of anti-microbial defence.

Prototypes of neutraSil™ silicone rubber gaskets were produced for approval and testing.

After a four-week trial of the prototype gaskets, a follow up visit to assess performance was arranged.

No leaks occurred throughout the duration of the trial.

In response to the positive results, the silicone gasket was approved and orders were promptly placed by the company to replace all existing seals on the product lines with new neutraSil™ gaskets.

neutraSil™ is ideal for the food and drink industry. Essential for demanding environments, the incredible material offers microbial protection, as well as having typical silicone rubber properties being tasteless, odourless, non-toxic, non-leaching and non-corrosive.

Silicone Engineering was one of the first companies dedicated to the processing of silicone rubber, supplying businesses with the highest quality silicone products since 1959.

Silicone Engineering has remained exclusively focused on silicone rubber innovations.The company's reputation in the market place as an innovative solution provider for silicone products is second to none, setting high standards for the supply of silicone on an international scale.

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