Silmade® SilkFeel Coating on Moulded Silicone Part

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Silmade® SilkFeel Coating on Moulded Silicone Part 

Project Definition 

Silicone is used in a variety of medical devices. It has excellent material properties such as high elasticity and excellent thermal stability, and a low content of organic substance VOC. However, the surface feels slightly "sticky" and attracts a lot of dust. 

Because silicone is medically harmless it will often be used for products which come in contact with skin, e.g. adhesive tapes, plasters or oxygen masks. Due to the high friction of the silicone surface it is possible that it will feel unpleasant to the user and can even cause skin irritation (reddened skin). Silcos has developed Silmade® Silk Feel - a coating for silicone that makes the surface ‘smoother’ and ‘silkier’. 

Solution

By coating with Silmade® SilkFeel on a clean silicone surface, the touch is pleasant and the surface a lot cleaner and more easily cleaned. 

Properties

  • Biocompatible acc. to ISO EN 10993
  • FDA approved
  • Compliant with the BFR Section XV food contact regulations
  • Tested and passed USP Class VI biocompatibility
  • Reduction of friction by 50%
  • Colouring possible 

Company details

  • One-stop-shop from tooling simulation through to finished parts.
  • Long standing application & process knowledge
  • TS16949, ISO14001 

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