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Within the medical industry, mechanical performance, chemical resistance and low contamination levels are critical for successful production. Seals play a vital role in a wide range of pharmaceutical equipment, analytical apparatus and medical devices, used where fluids and gases are contained or transferred.  

Novotema can mould elastomer seals and components in infinite shapes and sizes to suit any medical application.  We are certified to  ISO 13485:2016 quality management system for the design and manufacture of gaskets and various technical rubber articles, moulds and compounds, for the medical device industry.

High performance elastomer materials

Novotema provides an extensive range of materials to suit any medical application, including high performance elastomers which are able to withstand a wide range of process media, potent active pharmaceutical ingredients (API's) and aggressive cleaning regimes used to clean pipework and vessels.  


Full batch traceability is maintained throughout the manufacturing process and the issuing of BS EN ISO 10204 certification available. Materials are certified and compliant with industry standards such as FDA and USP Class VI (United States Pharmacopeia).

How Novotema can help your medical engineering application

When selecting a medical grade sealing solution Novotema understands that various factors must be considered, including hardware specifications, process media, temperature, motion, pressure or vacuum and seal life expectations. Our engineers offer additional services to ensure you receive the most effective sealing solution:

How can we help?  Contact us to discuss your medical equipment sealing requirements with our experts, or chat to us online.

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Products for medical applications

Below is a selection of the most common products we supply to the medical industry. Visit the Products page to see the full range.

Elastomer materials

Elastomer materials for Medical applications
Material Code Hardness Operating Temperature Colour Approvals / Certification
EPDM 53 - 75 IRHD -40 to 150°C White, black FDA, USP
FFKM 71 - 75 IRHD -46 to 310°C White, black, transparent FDA, USP
FKM 70 - 75 IRHD -20 to 200°C White, black FDA, USP
VMQ 60 - 78 IRHD -60 to 250°C White, black, transparent FDA, USP, metal detectable
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