Bluestar Silicones will promote its expanded Silbione® Biomedical product line for long term implant applications and its new primerless skin adhesive at the Medical Design & Manufacturing (MD&M) West Conference (Booth #2209), February 7-9, at the Anaheim Convention Center.
Silbione® Biomedical long term implant silicones offer outstanding physicals and lot-to-lot consistency, optimizing product design in an easy-to-process formulation, improving cycle time and part quality. The company has extended its > 30 day in the body range to include low consistency elastomers available in 25 to 40 ShA hardness. These materials now are available for drug delivery applications, with access to Bluestar Silicones' Drug Master File on file with the US FDA.
Bluestar's Silbione® Biomedical silicones are produced and packaged in certified and accredited ISO 8 and ISO 7 clean rooms in York, S.C. In addition, Bluestar Silicones now offers new smaller packaging options for its liquid silicone rubber (LSR) materials in 400 ml cartridges and gallon kits.
The company also announces the launch of a new self-bonding soft skin adhesive for wound, scar, transdermal and wearable device applications. Silbione® RT Gel 4645 that offers high bond strength to polyurethane files without any primer or surface treatment needed to achieve adhesion, even at low temperatures. This new solution broadens the range of applications to include thermally sensitive substrates and with optimized cure kinetics, enables improvements in productivity and efficiencies for the coaters resulting in decreased overall costs. This product joins a full range of soft skin adhesives in varying tack levels and viscosities, including high tack Silbione® RT Gel 4642, which enables coaters to achieve improved adhesion levels to the skin at lower coat weights than other materials currently available on the market.
"We are excited to share our expanding capabilities in the healthcare arena and demonstrate our ability to meet the evolving needs of our customers," says Bob Waitt, market manager for Healthcare in North America. "We take pride in working collaboratively with our customers to provide next generation solutions with the personal touch, raising the bar as to what customers should expect from a silicone partner in the healthcare arena."
Bluestar Silicones 226,000 sq. ft. facility in York, S.C., including ISO 8 and ISO 7 clean rooms and enhanced quality systems, is the company's global center of excellence for implant-grade silicones. Bluestar Silicones offers the broad know-how and unique formulations and master files to support the market's specific needs.
In addition to LSR and skin adhesives, Bluestar Silicones offers a full range of silicone technologies for the healthcare market including high consistency rubbers (HCR), room-temperature vulcanized silicones (RTVs), cushioning gels, dispersions and permanent adhesives for the healthcare market. For more information, call (866) 474-6342.
For more information, call (866) 474-6342 or check out the company's healthcare website at www.silbione.com.
About Bluestar Silicones
With worldwide operations headquartered in Lyon, France, Bluestar Silicones is a $650 million worldwide silicones raw material manufacturer. The company is one of the world's leading fully integrated global silicones manufacturers with more than 60 years of silicone expertise. Bluestar Silicones has manufacturing operations throughout the world and combines upstream silicon metal operations and capacity with downstream silicone market and application development expertise. The company offers a comprehensive range of silicone technologies in support of diverse specialty markets including paper release, textile coatings, healthcare, moldmaking, automotive, aerospace, and personal care. Bluestar Silicones is owned by Elkem AS, Norway. www.bluestarsilicones.com. For more information, call (866) 474-6342.
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