New Tygon S3™ Line Enhances Laboratory Research, Safety and Sustainability without Sacrificing Performance

October 29, 2012

Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics (SGPPL) announces Tygon S3™, a Safe, Smart and Sustainable liquid transfer solution that is the most advanced choice for bio-based and phthalate-free tubing. Building upon the company,s high-performance portfolio of product transfer technologies, Tygon S3 represents the next generation of flexible tubing from Saint-Gobain and enables laboratory researchers to enhance research and sustainability measures without sacrificing performance.

Phthalates are commonly used in the plastics industry as a plasticizer to increase tubing,s flexibility, transparency, durability and longevity. However, with increasingly stringent legislation around the world, processors anticipate transitioning to equipment that eliminates phthalates altogether.

As an alternative to phthalates, Tygon S3 uses a bio-based material as a plasticizer, which provides exceptional durability and longevity compared to other solutions on the market. Non-DEHP, phthalate-free options from Saint-Gobain include Tygon S3 E-3603 for general laboratory use, Tygon S3 E-3603 for vacuum applications, and Tygon S3 E-LFL for use with peristaltic pumps. Both Tygon S3 E-3603 and Tygon S3 E-LFL are also available as autoanalysis TAAT tubing in 2- or 3-stop configurations.

Non-DEHP, phthalate-free bio-based solutions will be available in the first quarter of 2013.

"It is important to put health and safety first," said Katia May, Marketing Manager for the Laboratory Division at Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics. "We,re very proud to be a market leader in providing customers with bio-based, non-DEHP and phthalate-free tubing solutions that enhance the safety and sustainability in research without compromising quality or productivity."

Tygon® E-1000, a soft and flexible non-DEHP tubing, is also available for laboratory set-ups and synthesis applications.

Manufacturers interested in learning more about Tygon S3 products can contact:
Katia May
Laboratory Market Manager
Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics

About Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics
Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics (SGPPL) is a subsidiary of Saint-Gobain Corporation, one of the top 100 industrial companies in the world and a leading producer of construction products, flat glass, high-performance materials and packaging. The Laboratory Division is a part of Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics Healthcare Markets group, and offers a comprehensive line of high-quality laboratory products including fluoropolymer labware, laboratory tubing, single-use products for fluid-transfer, cell culture and packaging products, and caps and closures for various laboratory applications. All products are engineered to the strictest standards for consistent, reliable performance in the most demanding laboratory environments. For more information, visit http://www.LabPure.com.

About Saint-Gobain in North America
Saint-Gobain has its North American headquarters in Valley Forge, Pennsylvania. As the world leader in sustainable habitat, Saint-Gobain is committed to inventing solutions to help professionals and communities around the world build and renovate comfortable, healthy, economical and energy-efficient buildings. The company has more than 265 locations in North America and approximately 19,000 employees. In the United States and Canada, Saint-Gobain reported sales of approximately $7.7 billion in 2011.