Press Release

June 27, 2012 — For Immediate Release

AdvantaPure® Offers Extractables Test Results for its Silicone & TPE Tubing Products
Helps End Users Select Suppliers & Tubing

Southampton, PA — AdvantaPure now offers one of the most comprehensive portfolios of extractables testing for silicone and TPE (thermoplastic elastomer) tubing in the pharmaceutical and clean application industries. The company conducted the tests to address customer needs and to assure potential end users that its products meet or exceed stringent requirements. AdvantaPure's tubing is used primarily for fluid flow and is available as single use molded manifold assemblies, bulk coil lengths, and assembled with sanitary fittings.

Although there are no regulations naming tests that must be carried out, AdvantaPure chose to conduct analytical extractables testing in order to help end users evaluate their products with as much information as possible. Extractables – substances that can be drawn out of a product under extreme conditions – must be known long before a section of tubing can be used in a pharmaceutical or biopharmaceutical manufacturing process. Testing is costly but necessary to demonstrate a supplier's commitment to its customers and the purity of its products.

"We're covering a lot of bases with our tests," notes John Stover, AdvantaPure's Director of New Business Development and Product Technical Director. "Customers who view our test portfolios are impressed with the level we've gone to, and that substantiates our credibility and reliability as a supplier. Our testing was done with forethought and a chemistry approach that relates to the end users' conditions."

AdvantaPure tests its tubing and reinforced hose manufactured from Class VI, platinum-cured silicone, its platinum-cured liquid injection molded silicone, and its AdvantaFlex® biopharmaceutical-grade TPE tubing. Products are tested after autoclave sterilization and gamma irradiation. Testing includes some of the fluids that AdvantaPure's customers use in their manufacturing processes to better approximate actual conditions. Tests are conducted by outside laboratories and include those for endotoxins, particulate, pH, and polarity.

Test results are available by request through the company's website or via phone. Customers may order a summary or a comprehensive report, which shows chemical, analytical bracketing of various test parameters. Both are complimentary and available on CD-ROM or as PDF files.

For more information on AdvantaPure's extractables testing of its silicone and TPE products, contact the AdvantaPure team at 145 James Way, Southampton, PA 18966; phone 888-755-4370 or 215-526-2151; fax 888-258-4293 or 215-526-2167; e-mail: sales@advantapure.com.

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About AdvantaPure and NewAge Industries
AdvantaPure, a division of NewAge Industries, specializes in clean products for the pharmaceutical, biomedical, food, beverage, chemical, and cosmetic industries. All products are manufactured, stored, and shipped using the cleanest methods possible to ensure unsurpassed product purity.

In business since 1954, NewAge Industries is a manufacturer and fabricator of thermoplastic and thermoset tubing and hose, and a supplier of fittings and clamps. The company offers one of the broadest product lines of tubing, hose, and fittings in the U.S., and its custom extrusion and fabrication services are unrivaled. In 2006, NewAge Industries initiated an ESOP (Employee Stock Ownership Plan) for the benefit of both its employees and customers.

 


 

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