Silicone is generally thought of as a component with many end uses in diverse industries such as electronics, manufacturing, sporting goods, manufacturing, and consumer goods. It may surprise some to learn, then, that silicone plays a major role in the field of health care. A unique elastomer that’s efficient to manufacture, chemically inert, biocompatible, strong, nonconductive, and durable, it’s no wonder the medical industry embraced silicone for many end uses.
Much the same is true for polyisoprene rubber, the only non-synthetic rubber that has remained in commercial use for about a century. Completely biodegradable and able to meet biocompatibility requirements, this type of rubber is flexible, moldable, highly elastic, resists tearing, and stands up well when exposed to organic acids, alcohol, and a number of alkalis. In some specific scenarios, such as septum applications and injection sites, it is the ideal material to use.
Surface Solutions Group has extensive experience in fitting the right material to your end-use scenario. Read on to learn how we can apply the ideal rubber and silicone coatings for your medical application.
Due to its added durability and flexibility, silicone often has many more medical applications than polyisoprene rubber. In fact, performing many procedures and using many devices simply wouldn’t be possible without the use of medical-grade silicone. A few commonly coated parts include:
- Medical implants
- Hypodermic needles
- Pacemaker leads
- Electrosurgical devices
- Cardiac assistance devices
- Electrosurgical tools
- Medical electronics
- Defibrillator leads
- Seals and gaskets
- Electrosurgical blades
- Introducer tips
- Hearing aids
What Kind of Rubber Parts?
When it comes to your rubber parts, we have the coatings to get the job done. Our coatings add low-friction properties to your rubber parts. Rubber surfaces that are normally high friction are transformed into a more durable, low-friction surface. Some of the parts that we coat include:
- Molded parts
- Extruded parts
- And many more capabilities! Contact us for specific requests!
What Coatings Fit Your Rubber Parts?
- FluoroBond® Making Rubber Parts Slippery
- VisiBond® Permanent Color Coding – Autoclave Resistant
No matter your type of product that needs coating, know that Surface Solutions Group is an industry leader whose commitment to innovation, automated production processes, and state of the art facility ensures that you receive consistently applied coating each and every time. In addition to being certified in ISO 13485:2016, we pride ourselves on always striving for excellence and educating our customers on the best applications for their products. We know that “Every device we coat touches lives!” Contact us today to see how we can help.