EAST BRUNSWICK, N.J., Feb. 9, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Bluestar Silicones will promote its Silbione® Biomedical Liquid Silicone Rubber (LSR) product line for long-term implant applications and announce certification of its clean rooms at the Medical Design & Manufacturing (MD&M) West Conference (Booth #1759), February 9-10, at the Anaheim Convention Center.
Available in 01 through 70 Shore A hardnesses, Silbione® Biomedical LSRs offer outstanding physical properties enabling our customers to optimize their product design. These formulations are designed to maintain consistent lot-to-lot properties helping our customers improve processing, cycle time, and part quality.
Silbione® Biomedical LSRs are produced and packaged in newly certified and accredited ISO 8 and ISO 7 clean rooms in York, S.C. In addition, Bluestar Silicones offers new smaller packaging options for these materials in 400 ml side by side cartridges and two gallon pail kits.
"We are proud of the quality, consistency, productivity and service we bring to the long term implant market," says Karen O'Keefe, business director, North America. "With our newly certified clean rooms, we are raising the bar to what customers should expect from a raw material supplier in the medical arena. Our goal is to provide customers peace of mind solutions with a personal touch."
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. With prior experience in long-term implantable applications, Bluestar offers the broad know-how, unique formulations, and global regulatory support, including Master File support with the FDA, to service the specific needs of the implantable silicone market.
In addition to its long term implant offering, Bluestar Silicones will promote its Silbione® soft silicone adhesives for wound, scar, transdermal and wearable device applications. Bluestar Silicones now offers the highest tack level available for enhanced, yet gentle adhesion to the skin. High tack Silbione® RT Gel 4642 enables coaters to achieve improved adhesion levels to the skin at lower coat weights than other materials currently available on the market.
For electronic applications, Bluestar Silicones offers Bluesil™ ESA, a primerless system designed to bond to most plastics and metals. The product line offers excellent deep-section cure with no released by-products, excellent dielectric properties, thermal management and corrosion resistance
In addition, Bluestar Silicones offers a full range of silicone technologies for the healthcare market including high consistency rubbers (HCR), room-temperature vulcanized silicones (RTVs), skin adhesive tacky gels, cushioning gels and permanent adhesives for the healthcare market. For more information, call (866) 474-6342.
For more information on Bluestar Silicones medical grade silicones, 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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