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Bluestar at MD&M West: Showcased its Silicone Elastomer Solutions for Healthcare and more

Published on 2014-02-18. Author : SpecialChem

Bluestar Silicones showcased its silicone elastomer solutions for the healthcare and medical market at the Medical Design & Manufacturing (MD&M) West Conference in Anaheim, Calif.

Featuring High Performance LSRS

The company is broadening its high durometer liquid silicone rubber (LSR) portfolio, adding a 65 Shore A (ShA) hardness material to its high performance lineup. Silbione® LSR 4365 offers a middle ground solution between the exceptional physicals of Silbione LSR 4360 and Silbione LSR 4370, enabling product designers to optimize final part performance requirements.

Bluestar Silicones also highlighted its unique ultra-low durometer LSRs. The company now offers a 1 ShA material, Silbione® LSR 4301, which rounds out the company's 5 and 10 ShA low durometer LSR range, delivering exceptional high tear strength and elongation for soft cushioning and vibration dampening applications.

These specialty LSR products are manufactured in a clean room environment at Bluestar Silicones' new 226,000-sq-ft facility in York, S.C., and incorporate the distinctive advantages of Bluestar Silicones' standard LSR product line, including easy processing, easy release, and high-performance physical properties.

New RTV Additive Achieves Life-Like Feel

Bluestar Silicones launched a new RTV additive, Silbione® FLESH 10 ADD, that when added to Silbione® RTVs, reduces shock and vibration and provides realistic flesh-like feel in prosthetic devices.

Elastomers for Medical Electronics

Bluestar Silicones introduced its Bluesil™ ESA products for medical electronics. Available in a wide range of durometers, Bluesil™ ESA is 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.

"It's an exciting time at Bluestar Silicones," says Karen O'Keefe, healthcare market manager. "We are investing in new products, new markets and continuous improvements in our new plant to deliver the highest quality silicone solutions to the healthcare and medical market."

The company also offers 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.

Source: Bluestar Silicones


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