Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics, the maker of Tygon® high-performance flexible tubing, has become the first manufacturer to introduce a bio-based, phthalate-free product for use in laboratory applications. DEHP Di(2-ethylhexyl phthalate), a common plasticizer, has been removed from existing Tygon® formulations.
Next-generation Tygon S3™ tubing is DEHP- and phthalate-free. Made from bio-based plasticizer, the product’s new sustainable formulations are biodegradable and deliver superior pump life than the original formulations. New Tygon S3™ formulations include Tygon S3™ E-3603 General Laboratory Tubing and Tygon S3™ E-LFL Long Flexible Life Tubing. Tygon® R-1000, has also been replaced by Tygon® E-1000, a soft and flexible non-DEHP tubing.
“The change to non-DEHP tubing is integral to the company’s continued efforts toward safety, compliance and sustainability,” says Katia May, Laboratory Market Manager for Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics. “Saint-Gobain is the first manufacturer to remove DEHP and phthalates from tubing products for laboratory applications and beyond. We are committed to providing superior, smart, safe, and sustainable flexible tubing with unsurpassed performance.”
Saint-Gobain has also launched Tygon S3™ non-DEHP, phthalate-free micro-bore AutoAnalysis Tubing for precise dispensing and life-science applications. Tygon S3™ formulations are compliant with global regulations and are manufactured in Saint-Gobain’s ISO certified facilities. Saint-Gobain supports existing and new customers in their transition and validation requirements.
For further information on Saint-Gobain’s non-DEHP tubing for laboratory or to request samples, visit www.LabPure.com.
Saint-Gobain, the world leader in the habitat and construction markets and one of the top 100 industrial companies in the world, designs, manufactures and distributes building materials providing innovative solutions to meet the challenges of growth, energy saving and environmental protection. With 2012 sales of $55.5 billion, Saint-Gobain operates in 64 countries and has nearly 195,000 employees. For more information, visit www.saint-gobain.com and www.saint-gobain-northamerica.com.
Saint-Gobain’s Performance Plastics business is headquartered in Aurora, Ohio and employs 4,400 people in 15 countries. It is a world leader in high-performance plastics, including flexible tubing applications, seals, coated fabrics, foams, polymer products and bearings.
Katia M. May, Market Manager
Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics
Source: Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics Corp., press release, 2013-08-12.