Trelleborg unveils process innovations and seal glides at MD&M West

Trelleborg Sealing Solutions showcased its silicone processing and medical device solutions and new nanoscale coating at MD&M West this year. The company’s new Seal-Glide nanoscale coating is a thin elastomer coating at the nano-scale level. Its layer thickness is reduced by a factor of 10 to 50 when compared to conventional coating systems. Seal-Glide has

MD&M West 2018: Medtech supplier innovations you need to know

Updated Feb. 5 More than 20,000 engineers and executives are expected to gather and network for the annual MD&M West – one of the largest annual medical device manufacturing events. The event takes place at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, Calif., Feb. 6–8, and houses an array of industry suppliers showcasing their latest technologies and manufacturing advancements. Think medical

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How to make kink-resistant tubing work in smaller medical devices

Today’s implantable medical devices require bio-friendly silicone that keeps fluids flowing even when space is tight. Dan Sanchez, Trelleborg Sealing Solutions Combining highly biocompatible silicone with the elasticity and durability of nylon creates a class of durable, crush- and kink-resistant tubing that’s ideal for today’s small yet highly complex medical devices. That’s because small is the

Peter Hahn appointed new business area president at Trelleborg Group

Peter Hahn has been appointed new Business Area President of Trelleborg Sealing Solutions as of January 1, 2018. He succeeds Claus Barsøe and will like his predecessor be a member of Group Management. Claus Barsøe will become EVP within Trelleborg Sealing Solutions, focusing on the transition to the new president and future business development. Peter […]

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

Silicone and medical devices: 7 things you should know about it

Drew Rogers, Trelleborg Sealing Solutions. Silicone’s popularity for use in medical devices has been growing.  This is due to its compatibility with bodily fluids and strong chemical structure. Advancements in medical polymers are also part of this push toward next-generation single-use medical devices, implants and packaging technology. In order to get the right material, configuration and

Selecting seals for new insulin delivery devices

Insulin pump manufacturing requires intense technical precision, especially when it comes to selecting seals.  Drew Rogers, global director of healthcare & medical, Trelleborg Sealing Solutions With more than 400 million adults worldwide suffering from diabetes and 1.5 million deaths directly attributed to the disease each year, it’s no wonder so many scientists, inventors and pharmaceutical companies

What are ways to maximize supplier value when sourcing seals for medical devices?

Colin Macqueen/Director Technology/Trelleborg Sealing Solutions  Today’s medical devices require seals to contain fluids, exclude contaminants, protect electronics, and assist in metering doses of medication. It’s common for manufacturers to complete the design of a device, including the seals, and then seek several competing quotes to find the best possible price for the seals. But this might not be

Trelleborg acquires Anderson Seal

Trelleborg, a global developer in engineered polymer solutions, announces that Trelleborg Sealing Solutions has signed an agreement and finalized the acquisition of Anderson Seal LLC, a privately owned U.S.-based seal distributor and value-added service partner. This acquisition supports the growth strategy of Trelleborg Sealing Solutions and further expands the delivery and service of seals, gaskets and

Trelleborg provides springs for medical device industry

At 2016 MD&M East, Trelleborg Sealing Solutions demonstrates its advancements in spring technology for medical devices with a comprehensive range of springs including wave, compression, wire-formed. These components are custom-designed to meet demanding design challenges in medical devices. Trelleborg Sealing Solutions can deliver springs for virtually any medical device application such as insulin pumps, pen

Trelleborg picks up Specialty Silicone Fabricators

Trelleborg said that its Trelleborg Sealing Solutions business agreed to acquire Specialty Silicone Fabricators for an undisclosed amount. Tustin, Calif.-based SSF, which makes high-precision silicone components for medical device OEMs, has plants in Tustin, Paso Robles, Calif., and Elk Rapids, Mich., Trelleborg said. SSF posted sales of about $39.1 million last year (SEK330 million). The Swedish polymer

Trelleborg delivers low-friction seals to support infusion pumps

Trelleborg Sealing Solutions showcases its wide range of medical device and life science solutions including liquid silicone rubber parts, coatings, tubing and hose and an array of rubber-molded and multi-component products used to support advanced infusion devices and transdermal drug delivery at MD&M East in New York City. The choice of material compound, coating and

Trelleborg Sealing Solutions appoints President of Marketing Americas

Trelleborg Sealing Solutions, the leading global developer, manufacturer and supplier of precision seals and bearings, appoints Linda Muroski, President of Marketing Americas, headquartered in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Muroski joins Trelleborg Sealing Solutions from BASF where she held several leadership roles starting in 2000 and most recently served as the Director of Water Solutions, North America.

Trelleborg Sealing Solutions leverages LSR technology for transdermal and subcutaneous delivery systems

The transdermal and subcutaneous drug delivery market is growing dramatically due to the fact that these drug delivery systems are more convenient for patients and health care professionals to use than conventional systems for administrating drugs. Device manufacturers are investing in R&D and design strategies to support the transdermal drug delivery industry, valued at $13.5