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 also been shown to reduce the friction of elastomers while providing better sliding properties for better seal performance.
“Our customers face a variety of challenges when it comes to sealing solutions for medical applications,” Jeff Ribley, segment manager of healthcare and medical Americas at Trelleborg, said.
Trelleborg also showcased its GeoTrans extrusion technology that offers the ability to very the cross-section of a silicone extrusion in continuous processes without having to have a secondary assembly, bonding or overmolding. GeoTrans is customizable for a variety of options that include changes to inside and outside diameter and different wall thickness of tubes, bifurcation of lumen tubes and incorporation of grooved features for mating in assemblies or channels.