Saint-Gobain introduces Tygon S3™ non-DEHP, phthalate-free tubing for laboratory applications

  Saint-Gobain introduces Tygon S3™ non-DEHP, phthalate-free tubing for
  laboratory applications

New formulations replace originals for enhanced end-user safety and regulatory
                                  compliance

Business Wire

MICKLETON, N.J. -- August 12, 2013

Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics, the maker of Tygon® high-performance
flexible tubing, has become the first manufacturer to introduce a bio-based,
phthalate-free product for use in laboratory applications. DEHP
Di(2-ethylhexyl phthalate), a common plasticizer, has been removed from
existing Tygon® formulations.

Next-generation Tygon S3^™ tubing is DEHP- and phthalate-free. Made from
bio-based plasticizer, the product’s new sustainable formulations are
biodegradable and deliver superior pump life than the original formulations.
New Tygon S3^™ formulations include Tygon S3^™ E-3603 General Laboratory
Tubing and Tygon S3^™ E-LFL Long Flexible Life Tubing. Tygon® R-1000, has also
been replaced by Tygon® E-1000, a soft and flexible non-DEHP tubing.

“The change to non-DEHP tubing is integral to the company’s continued efforts
toward safety, compliance and sustainability,” says Katia May, Laboratory
Market Manager for Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics. “Saint-Gobain is the
first manufacturer to remove DEHP and phthalates from tubing products for
laboratory applications and beyond. We are committed to providing superior,
smart, safe, and sustainable flexible tubing with unsurpassed performance.”

Saint-Gobain has also launched Tygon ^ S3^™ non-DEHP, phthalate-free
micro-bore AutoAnalysis Tubing for precise dispensing and life-science
applications. Tygon S3™ formulations are compliant with global regulations and
are manufactured in Saint-Gobain’s ISO certified facilities. Saint-Gobain
supports existing and new customers in their transition and validation
requirements.

For further information on Saint-Gobain’s non-DEHP tubing for laboratory or to
request samples, visit www.LabPure.com.

About Saint-Gobain

Saint-Gobain, the world leader in the habitat and construction markets and one
of the top 100 industrial companies in the world, designs, manufactures and
distributes building materials providing innovative solutions to meet the
challenges of growth, energy saving and environmental protection. With 2012
sales of $55.5 billion, Saint-Gobain operates in 64 countries and has nearly
195,000 employees. For more information, visit www.saint-gobain.com and
www.saint-gobain-northamerica.com.

Saint-Gobain’s Performance Plastics business is headquartered in Aurora, Ohio
and employs 4,400 people in 15 countries. It is a world leader in
high-performance plastics, including flexible tubing applications, seals,
coated fabrics, foams, polymer products and bearings.

Contact:

Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics
Katia M. May, Market Manager
814-308-4506
Katia.M.May@saint-gobain.com
 
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