I can clear up the confusion.
Our Platinum Silicone does NOT contain Sil-A-Gel. The 'SIL' stands for 'silicone'. Our Platinum line is platinum-grade silicone, which refers to the platinum base used to create the material
(And it has no odor or taste – there may be some mild odor from packaging or from shipping, but after washing, it should be fine.).
Platinum-grade is sometimes also referred to medical grade, which I am sure is confusing when doing material research – because even though the material is the same, the terms are not technically interchangeable. Petite Valentine’s response above is completely correct: Medical grade silicone is only marketed as such when the products were made in a sterile “white room” environment. Premium Platinum Grade Silicone is the material used in “medical grade” silicone... but without the FDA’s approval, manufacturers cannot market it / stamp it / label it as such. And as far as I know, no adult product manufacturer has an FDA approved sterile white room.
Regular silicone (not platinum-based), is used in other industries for items such as auto parts, are made with tin; and tin-based silicone should never be used for sexual intimacy products.
A few things to note about Doc’s silicone:
We make everything ourselves, right here in North Hollywood – this is hand-poured pure Platinum Silicone, made it its own building, and sold from our location to distributors and retailers. Also, we have a fully accredited fulltime Chemist and Director of Scientific Affairs on staff, and a fully equipped multiple room laboratory in its own building as well… so, any claims we make on our packaging has been tested and vetted by professionals that oversee all product development and the maintenance of quality standards. All of our facilities are on one campus, so I can literally just walk over to the production buildings or lab, or molding rooms, or Art Department etc etc from where I am sitting now…and many of our executive staff and sales team members actually do that often – there is a lot of collaboration here.
And thanks to Stormy for giving you guys the heads up.. I am indeed in LA for what is our biggest tradeshow of the year – it’s a crazy busy time for us and we’re excited to be debuting over 100 new products this weekend!
Let me know if you have any other questions.
Thanks so much for reaching out!