Reinforced silicone tubing: 6 things you need to know

Biocompatibility, flexibility and durability make extruded silicone a top medical device tubing choice. Keep these six things in mind when reinforcing it. Dan Sanchez, Trelleborg Sealing Solutions When it comes to their use in medical device, silicone tubes are getting even better –enhanced with a variety of reinforcements and coatings that help manufacturers meet the

Dow Chemical’s silicone business play: what it means for medtech

Heather Thompson, Senior Editor Dow Chemical as of mid-2016 became 100% owner of Dow Corning’s silicones business. The move created both an opportunity and challenge because it represents a marriage of organic chemistry and inorganic chemistry. How can the two complement each other and drive innovation? And how will the deal affect the medical device

Bluestar Silicones touting long-term implant silicones

Bluestar Silicones is at MD&M West in Anaheim, Calif., this week (Booth #2209) to promote its expanded Silbione Biomedical product line for long-term implant applications and its new primerless skin adhesive. Silbione Biomedical long term implant silicones offer outstanding physicals and lot-to-lot consistency, optimizing product design in an easy-to-process formulation, improving cycle time and part quality. The company

Foster Corp. becomes exclusive distributor of Wacker silicone rubber medical products

Medical materials provider Foster Corp. says it was won exclusive distribution rights for Wacker Silpuran medical-grade silicone rubbers in North American healthcare markets. Effective March 1, Foster will provide sales, technical and order fulfillment support to customers from their regional stocking facilities in Nevada and Connecticut. Silpuran liquid silicone rubber (LSR) and high consistency rubber (HCR)