Silicone Catheter also called as Rubber Catheter, Urinary Catheter, Silicone Foley Catheters, 2-way Catheter, 3-way Catheter, Indwelling Catheter, Central Venous Catheter, which can be made of liquid silicone, Plastic(PVC), Rubber, while because of the high safety requierement, Liquid silicone/LSR by liquid silicone injection molding is the best choice.
Silicone Catheter Definition: Silicone Unrinary Catheter is a hollow, partially flexible tube that collects urine from the bladder and leads to a drainage bag. Silicone Catheters come in many sizes and types, most common types are:indwelling catheters, external catheters, and short-term catheters.
Silicone Catheters are generally necessary when the person can not empty his bladder. If the bladder isn’t emptied, urine can build up and lead to pressure in the kidneys, further more, which will be dangerous and result in permanent damage to the kidneys. So Catheter is very important for a person who can not control urinate, have urinary incontinence, or have urinary retention.
To choose a right type of urinary Catheter is very important.
Silicone Catheter biocompatibility is important and will depend on the physical property of the instrument, its chemical nature as also whether the body’s reaction to the apparatus will impact its utility. Some materials are more biocompatible than others.
Why Liquid Silicone Catheter is a better choice?
The properties of Liquid Silicone makes silicone urethral catheter better than a latex catheter. Especially the chemical and thermal stability, low surface tension and hydrophobicity. LSR Silicone is typically resistant to chemical attack and insensitive to temperature changes. Liquid Silicone is one of the most thoroughly tested groups of biomaterials and recognized for its inherent biocompatibility and bio-durability.
LSR is an inorganic nature, which is clean, plasticizer-free, tasteless, and is water proof, can resist oxidation and some chemical materials like acids and alkali. Liquid silicone rubber also resists to bacteria growth, which will not stain or corrode other materials and also burns to form water vapor and carbon dioxide, not halogens, not toxins etc.