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Life-changing silicones for life sciences

Manufacturers who serve the life sciences and healthcare industries use a wide range of Silbione® brand silicones to make medical parts such as catheters, connectors, orthotic and prosthetic devices, and long-term implants. Silbione® Silicones are also used as lubricants for needles and syringes and in skin adhesives for wound dressings, to make pillows and mattresses to prevent ulcers and for use in operating theaters, in podology to make insoles, pads and accessories, and in dental and audiology applications.

Silbione® products used in life science applications must be dependable, safe, biocompatible and comply with strict regulatory standards. Elkem Silicones ensures that its life science products meet the highest quality standards and custom designs its solutions so that they are easy to process and cost effective for manufacturers, while providing comfort and care for patients and final user. We also offer complete support services, including R&D partnerships, to develop new products upstream and reliable procurement and technical support services downstream.

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Long term medical implantsHow do silicone products improve long-term implants?Long term medical implantshttps://silicones.elkem.com/EN/Our_offer/Market_And_Application/Pages/Long-term-medical-implants.aspx
Prosthetics & OrthoticsA knee orthotic.Prosthetics and Orthotics makers use silicones to optimize product performance and provide end users with comfortable, long-lasting and reliable devices.Prosthetics & Orthoticshttps://silicones.elkem.com/EN/Our_offer/Market_And_Application/Pages/prosthetics-and-orthotics.aspx
Rubber ManufacturingPicture of a yellow rubber mask and tuba.Innovative Silicone Elastomers for Rubber Manufacturing.Rubber Manufacturinghttps://silicones.elkem.com/EN/Our_offer/Market_And_Application/Pages/Rubber-manufacturing.aspx
Skin AdhesivesSurgical tape using silicone skin adhesive.Silicone Products for Skin Adhesives.Skin Adhesiveshttps://silicones.elkem.com/EN/Our_offer/Market_And_Application/Pages/Skin-Adhesives.aspx

 

 

Extrusion of Tubes and CathetersMedical catheters manufactured with an extrusion process using silicone.https://silicones.elkem.com/EN/Our_offer/KEC/Pages/CaseStudies/Extrusion-of-Tubes-and-Catheters.aspxExtrusion of Tubes and CathetersSilicones are ideal for making extruded tubing and catheters, providing the highest performance levels and complying with the most demanding standards.

 

 

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Silbione silicone brand logo.https://silicones.elkem.com/EN/Our_offer/Our_Brands/Pages/Silbione.aspx
Silcolease silicone brand logo.https://silicones.elkem.com/EN/Our_offer/Our_Brands/Pages/Silcolease.aspx

 

 

 

 

Silicone Soft Skin Adhesive for longer wear timeshttps://silicones.elkem.com/EN/Our_offer/KEC/Pages/Silicone-Soft-Skin-Adhesive-for-longer-wear-times.aspxSilicone Soft Skin Adhesive for longer wear timesLow-trauma adhesives are increasingly requested by end users of skin-worn products like orthoptic patches, post-op dressings and health monitoring devices.
Silicone Gels as Low Trauma Adhesiveshttps://silicones.elkem.com/EN/Our_offer/KEC/Pages/Silicone-Gels-as-Low-Trauma-Adhesives.aspxSilicone Gels as Low Trauma AdhesivesHow do innovative silicones improve wound care?
Self-Bonding Soft Skin AdhesiveA self bonding soft skin adhesive band aid being removed.https://silicones.elkem.com/EN/Our_offer/KEC/Pages/Self-Bonding-Soft-Skin-Adhesive.aspxSelf-Bonding Soft Skin AdhesiveHow Elkem Silicones scientists found an innovative self-bonding soft-skin adhesive for wound dressings by refusing to believe it was impossible.

 

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