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Bluestar Silicones to Present Skin Adhesives for Wound Care at Compamed’15

Published on 2015-11-10. Author : SpecialChem

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, along with its Silbione® lightweight silicone RTVs and gels at the upcoming Compamed Tradeshow (Booth #8b E12), November 16-19, at Messe Düsseldorf.

Bluestar Silicones
Fig. 1: Bluestar Silicones

Available in ShA (hardness) 01 through 70, 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 on file with the U.S. FDA.

“We are excited to add long-term implant applications to our portfolio as part of our global and continuous commitment to the Healthcare market, and to also serve them with a personal touch unmatched in the industry,” comments Bertrand Bordes, Market Manager for healthcare.

Bluestar Silicones also will feature its Silbione® soft silicone skin adhesives for wound, scar, wearable devices and transdermal drug delivery applications, now offering state of the art solutions for enhanced, yet gentle adhesion to the skin.

High tack Silbione® HC2 2022 enables easier treatment of severe wounds such as acute burns and chronic bedsores, adding higher cohesion and reduced offset and bleed compared to the previous generation. It is manufactured and packaged in ISO 8 clean room and ships with guarantee of microbiological contamination 100 cfu/g to secure following sterilization process.

High tack Silbione® RTG 4642 brings to 1rst aid bandages painless removal, fewer allergic reaction and good resistance to everyday movements at a reasonable price point, by enabling coaters to achieve improved adhesion levels to the skin at lower coat weights than other materials currently available on the market.

For Orthotic & Prosthetic applications, Bluestar Silicones now offers Silbione® RTV 4410 LD, a system with ShA 10 and tear strength 6 N/mm but with 25% lower density than usual. This product relies on the Silbioneâ compromise of easy handling through low viscosity yet strong final mechanical properties, adding a smooth and tackfree touch and unprecedented lightness. This product rounds our more than 15 years experience in light weight gels for external breast prosthesis and cushioning applications.

Bluestar Silicones 25 000 m2 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 operates facilities in Caronno, Italy and Shanghai, China which include ISO 8 clean room capabilities in an ISO 13485 manufacturing environment, and also has set up specific manufacturing set-up and procedures to produce some clean silicone formulations for healthcare applications in Lubeck, Germany.

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.

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.

Source: Bluestar Silicones

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