Available in 20 through 80 ShA hardnesses, these new Silbione® Biomedical grade HCRs are designed for long term implantable compression molding and extrusion applications, such as hydrocephalus shunts, central catheters and active implantable devices. These HCR materials are produced and packaged in certified and accredited ISO 8 and ISO 7 clean rooms in York, S.C., and are backed by device master files (MAFs) with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
"We are excited to expand our long-term implant offering to include HCR and proud to announce the introduction of additional ISO 8 and ISO 7 clean rooms in support of our commitment to this market," said Bob Waitt, healthcare market manager, Elkem Silicones USA Corp. "We are committed to providing implantable grade silicone solutions with a personal touch. We continue to work in partnership with our customers to deliver the highest quality next generation silicone materials and empower them to develop the next generation of life saving medical devices."
In addition to HCR, Elkem Silicones offers a broad range of liquid silicone rubber (LSR) solutions for long-term implantable applications.
Elkem Silicones also will present its range of Silbione® Soft Skin Adhesives biocompatible gels that provide gentle and non-irritating adhesion to skin. These materials are widely used in advanced wound care applications to help promote healing.
Bluestar Silicones offers a full range of silicone technologies for the healthcare market including LSR, HCR, room-temperature vulcanized silicones (RTVs), skin adhesive tacky gels, cushioning gels and permanent adhesives for the healthcare and medical market. For more information, visit booth 2347 at MD&M Minneapolis, call (866) 474-6342 or check out the company's healthcare website at www.silbione.com.
About Elkem Silicones
Elkem Silicones has more than 3,100 employees dedicated to providing silicone solutions with a personal touch that deliver your potential. Elkem Silicones, a division of Elkem Group, is one of the world's leading fully integrated silicone suppliers, operating 10 multi-functional manufacturing sites and R&D centers around the globe. Based in Lyon, France, Elkem Silicones offers a full range of silicone technologies for diverse specialty markets including aerospace, automotive, construction, consumer goods, energy, healthcare, paper, personal care and textiles. www.silicones.elkem.com.
About Elkem Group
Headquartered in Norway, Elkem Group is one of the world's leading providers of environmentally responsible silicon-related materials. The Elkem Group is active in both the solar value chain through REC Solar (www.recgroup.com) and silicon value chain through Elkem's four business areas, Elkem silicon materials, Elkem silicones, Elkem foundry products and Elkem carbon. Elkem Group has an annual revenue of 2.6 billion Euros, 29 production sites and about 8,500 employees around the world. Learn more at www.elkem.com.