Trelleborg (Trelleborg, Sweden) will highlight its custom silicone and thermoplastic molding capabilities at MD&M West. Specific types of products on display will include:
- Micro-molded parts, parts with complex geometries and multi-component parts.
- Silicone sheeting and tubing capabilities, as wellas the company’s medical silicone tubes for long-term implants.
- Specialty tubing and hoses, designed jointly with customers to meet their individual application needs. Examples include multi-lumen, flexible, kink-resistant and silicone tubing with a plastic core for minimally invasive instruments, catheters and probes.
Treleborg’s GeoTrans technology, designed to enable a significantly greater variation in the geometry of tubing, supporting unique, customer-specific designs. For example, it’s possible to separate one lumen into two lumens (or two into one) during the extrusion process, eliminating the need for a molded component between the different segments. Lumens can be stopped and restarted or the dimensions of the tubing can be changed, which is often necessary for wound drains. — NC