What is the shelf life of uncured medical silicone?

Question: What is the shelf life of uncured medical silicone?

Answer: The typical shelf life of uncured medical silicone may range from 6 to 24 months; it is normally labeled with a “best use before” date. If the medical silicone has passed the recommended date, it still can be mixed, molded, and used. However, the properties of the medical silicone are likely to be affected. Therefore, the medical silicone parts must be thoroughly inspected and tested to insure that all the necessary requirements are met before using them.

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About Hean

Prior to joining Albright Technologies, Hean was an intern and a part-time employee at Berry Plastics. After starting at Albright Technologies in May 2011 as an intern, he recently became a full-time employee as a Project Engineer in Training. Currently his responsibilities include, designing molds, programming codes for tools, inspecting articles, setting up a LIM machine and anything else that helps the team move forward. Hean received his Associates degree in Liberal Arts and a concentration in Physical Science from Middlesex Community College in 2008, and a Bachelors degree in Plastics Engineering with a business minor from UMass Lowell in 2011.

  • Sébastien

    The shelf Life mainly dépends on the curing system type and number of component that allows différent level of reactivity !

    Curing type : platinum, peroxide, and polycondensation (alcohol, acetoxy, oxime)
    Component : from 1 to three.

    For instance the shortest shelf life is 1 component platinum HTV

    Sébastien