Bluestar Silicones Promotes LSR For Long Term Implant And Skin Adhesives For Wound Care And Wearable Devices At MD&M Minneapolis

Nov 04, 2015, 09:17 ET from Bluestar Silicones

EAST BRUNSWICK, N.J., Nov. 4, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Bluestar Silicones will promote its Silbione® Biomedical Liquid Silicone Rubber (LSR) product line for long term implant applications, as well as its Silbione® soft silicone adhesives for wound, scar, transdermal and wearable device applications at the upcoming Medical Design & Manufacturing (MD&M) Minneapolis Conference (Booth #1520), November 4-5, at the Minneapolis Convention Center.

Available in ShA 01 through 70 hardnesses, Silbione® Biomedical LSRs offer outstanding physicals and lot-to-lot consistency, optimizing product design in an easy-to-process formulation, improving cycle time and part quality.  These high performance materials are produced and packaged in ISO 8 and ISO 7 clean rooms respectively in York, S.C.  Device Master Files (MAFs) for Silbione® Biomedical LSRs are accessible via the U.S. FDA with authorization from Bluestar Silicones. 

"We are excited to bring new performance and processing capabilities to long-term implant applications," continues Karen O'Keefe, business director. "And, we deliver these silicone solutions with a personal touch unmatched in the industry."

Bluestar Silicones also will feature its Silbione® soft silicone skin adhesives for wound, scar, wearable devices and transdermal drug delivery 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

Bluestar Silicones 226,000 sq. ft. facility in York, S.C., which includes ISO 7 and ISO 8 clean room capabilities 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 Silicones offers the broad know-how and unique formulations and master files to support the market's specific needs.

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, call (866) 474-6342 or check out the company's healthcare website at

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. For more information, call (866) 474-6342.

Press Contact:

Karen O'Keefe

(732) 227-2089


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