neutraSil™ antimicrobial silicone rubber
The NeutraSil product line is ideal for food, beverage, and pharmaceutical sectors. neutraSil inhibits bacteria growth and is supplied in several different forms.
If cleanliness is a factor in your application, neutraSil may be just the silicone you need.
Independently proven to prevent the growth of:
The sterile qualities of neutraSil™ make it highly suited for use in industries such as:
- Food Manufacturing
- Beverage Production
neutraSil™ can be manufactured and supplied in a number of forms:
- Silicone Sheets
- Silicone Rolls
- Dairy Tubing/Hoses
- Silicone Profiles, Cords and Sections
How neutraSil™ silicone rubber works
Silver ions present in neutraSil silicone rubber absorb bacteria and microbes by breaking down their cell walls and inhibiting development of the micro-organisms. The silver ions provide ongoing protection by preventing further contamination and colonisation on the surface of the silicone.
Innovative silicone rubber technology
A proven ‘silver’ technology is at the core of neutraSil™’s highly efficient inhibition of bacterial growth. neutraSil™ silicone rubber works by releasing a stream of silver ions, inhibiting the growth of bacterial cells by disabling their proton pumps. This interferes with the sulfhydryl proteins required for their functioning and disrupting cell wall synthesis. Physical and environmental properties of neutraSil™ is suitable for use in a range of demanding environments and offers microbial protection, as well as having typical silicone rubber properties being tasteless, odourless, non-toxic, non-leaching and non-corrosive. It is highly resistant to degradation from chemical and environmental factors such as ozone, oxidation, ultraviolet light, corona discharges, cosmic radiation, ionising radiation and general weathering.
Tested to ensure high-quality silicone rubber
neutraSil™ has been tested to the Japanese Industrial Standard JIS Z 2801:2010 standard (equivalent to ISO 22196:2007) which measures antibacterial activity in hydrophobic materials. neutraSil™ has been independently proven to inhibit the growth and strains of MRSA, E.coli and Salmonella. It has also been tested to and complies with the requirements of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulation 21CFR177.2600 for rubber articles in repeated contact with food, and EC 1935/2004 on materials and articles intended to come into contact with food.