Silicone Overmolding For Medical Devices

June 21, 2007
A range of medical-grade silicones withstand hundreds of sterilizations and adhere to stainless steel, aluminum, PEEK (polyetheretherkeytone) and Radel R polyphenylsulfone, among other substrates.

A range of medical-grade silicones withstand hundreds of sterilizations and adhere to stainless steel, aluminum, PEEK (polyetheretherkeytone) and Radel R polyphenylsulfone, among other substrates. The USP Class 6 and ISO 10993 implantable-grade materials are for overmolding multiple and single-use medical devices. A proprietary silicone-bonding process creates a hermetic seal between the silicone and overmolded instrument. These bonds withstand repeated autoclaving and prevent body fluids from migrating between surfaces. Custom grades come with a range of Durometer, conductive or insulative properties, and colors.

Minnesota Rubber and Plastics, 1100 Xenium Lane N, Minneapolis, MN 55441, (952) 927-1400, mnrubber.com

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