New Sanitary Fittings Provide An Alternative To Silicone
AdvantaPure overmolded Tri-Clamp Ends for PVC, TPE, and TPR tubing and hose can be less costly than silicone counterparts, according to AdvantaPure. Overmolded Tri-Clamp Ends can be used as an alternative for pharmaceutical, medical, surgical, food, beverage and dairy applications.
Injection molded from United States Pharmacopoeia Class VI Hytrel or polypropylene, overmolded Tri-Clamp Ends are available in Tri-Clamp or Mini Tri-Clamp styles. The smooth transition from tubing to Tri-Clamp can cut bacteria entrapment situations associated with barb-type fittings and result in a cleaner connection. The materials are mated thermally. No leachable adhesives are involved.
Other potential advantages of overmolded Tri-Clamp Ends include certified animal-derived ingredient free, a sanitary connection for thermoplastic tubing and hose, sizes from mini through 1-1/2" Tri-Clamp and made-to-order assemblies.
Overmolded Tri-Clamp Ends are available in Hytrel molded directly to flexible or rigid PVC and in polypropylene molded to TPR (thermoplastic rubber) or TPE (thermoplastic elastomer) such as AdvantaFlex Biopharm Tubing. Molded silicone assemblies are also available, along with a variety of single-use process components.