Freudenberg Medical Launches HelixFlex TPE Tubing

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BP Elements, BioPharm International's BP Elements, October 2022, Volume 1, Issue 10

Freudenberg Medical’s Heflix TPE tubing is a high purity TPE intended for bioprocessing applications.

Freudenberg Medical, a medical and pharmaceutical devices, components, and tubing manufacturer, announced the launch of the HeliFlex Thermoplastic Elastomer (TPE) tubing on Sept. 29, 2022. The Heliflex is a high purity TPE designed for biopharmaceutical fluid transfer applications.

According to a company press release, the HeliFlex is ideal for bioprocessing applications because it can be heat-sealed to allow for easy, fast, and safe fluid transport and transfer. Additionally, the product can be welded to existing tubing lines, is sealable, translucent, and can be used in peristaltic pumping applications.

The tubing is offered with various sterilization options, including autoclave, gamma irradiation, x-ray, and e-beam. According to the release, it is a more environmentally friendly option than silicone, as it can be recycled.


“Silicone has always been the gold standard for biopharma applications,” said David Schwass, director, Sales & Marketing Biopharm, Freudenberg Medical, in the release. “But with silicone material in short supply over the past few years, Freudenberg wanted to offer global customers another single-use tubing alternative.”

Source: Freudenberg Medical