MicroCare Medical has earned success selling its Swellex silicone swelling fluid to companies assembling medical tubing. Here’s how it works.MicroCare Medical (New Britain, Conn.) over the past decade has found that its Swellex silicone swelling fluid is a popular product for medical tubing manufacturers.
“That’s because the swelling fluid helps workers reduce the amount of force needed to insert a tube onto a barb or other type of connector,” David A. Ferguson, senior market and technical manager at MicroCare, told Medical Design & Outsourcing.
Whether the manufacturing involves assembling IV tubes and bags, drainage catheters, dialysis machine tubing or a host of other products with tubing, companies are avoiding having to throw out tubing because of stress cracks, according to Ferguson. Swellex is also helping employees avoid carpal tunnel, wrist problems and other workplace-related injuries.