Bluestar Silicones is now Elkem Silicones, consolidating its status of a leading silicone supplier with a long-term commitment to the healthcare market, backed by investment in assets and people all over the world. The company will be showcasing at Compamed its full spectrum of Silbione® medical-grade silicones for Healthcare & Biomedical applications.
Silbione® Biomedical silicones for long-term implantation offer outstanding physicals and lot-to-lot consistency, optimizing product design in an easy-to-process formulation. The company now offers new Heat Cure Rubber silicones (HCRs) validated for compression and extrusion processes and backed by regulatory files supporting their use for over 30 days in the body. These materials are designed to be used in applications such as hydrocephalus shunts, central catheters & active implantable devices. They are produced and packaged in certified and accredited ISO 8 and ISO 7 clean rooms.
Elkem Silicones will present its range of Silbione® Soft Skin Adhesives, biocompatible gels providing a gentle & non-irritating adhesion to skin. Widely used in Advanced Wound Care applications, Silbione® Soft Skin Adhesives now enable a better healing for all consumers with sensitive skin when using first aid bandages.
As the medical industry is pivoting towards individualized and remote patient care, Elkem silicones is developing a range of adapted solutions including wearable devices fixation, drug eluting devices, and 3D printing.
"We are very excited to be part of key initiatives aiming to improve global health by increasing treatment observance and reducing side effects." says Bertrand Bordes, Global market manager. "It's gratifying to know that offering the right silicone formula can have a direct impact on people's life."
To learn more and meet the team, visit booth 8b C25 at Compamed, Düsselorf.
About Elkem Silicones
Elkem Silicones has more than 3100 employees dedicated to providing silicone solutions with a personal touch helping to deliver your potential. A division of the Elkem Group, Elkem Silicones 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. Learn more at 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 8500 employees around the world. Learn more at www.elkem.com.