Machine Design

New Product: Silicones spruce-up medical hardware

A range of custom colorable silicones for overmolding multiple-use medical devices can take hundreds of sterilizations.

A proprietary silicone bonding process creates a hermetic seal between the silicone and overmolded substrates including stainless steel, aluminum, and polyetheretherketone. Bonds withstand repeated autoclaving and inhibit the migration of body fluids between sealed surfaces. A range of durometers, and conductive or insulated materials can further enhance the silicones. In addition, many of the silicones are USP Class-6 and ISO-10993 implantablegrade materials.

Minnesota Rubber and Plastics, 1100 Xenium Lane, Plymouth, MN 55441, (952) 927-1400,

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