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Silmade® SilkFeel coating

Biocompatible coating on silicone mouldings

Silicone is suitable for the use in numerous medical devices. The material has ideal properties such as high elasticity and temperature stability as well as a low content of volatile organic compounds (VOC). Silicone is harmless to health and is therefore often used for products that come into contact with the skin, such as wound dressings, patches or respiratory masks. However, the surface often feels “tacky” and dust quickly sticks to it. Due to the high surface friction, the wearer can feel the contact of the silicone with the skin is unpleasant and it can lead to skin redness.
Silcos has developed called Silmade® SilkFeel coating that makes the silicone surface smoother, silkier and less susceptible to dust.


The task

  • Medically safe
  • Reduction of dynamic friction
  • Long service life
  • Reduction of dust and dirt adhesion
  • Colouring possible
  • Biocompatible and environmentally friendly

Implementation

The Silmade® SilkFeel coating creates a smooth and supple surface. The coating is applied to a clean silicone surface by a spray process. This makes the contact with the skin more pleasant, the surface does not get so dirty and it is easier to clean.

  • Biocompatible according to ISO EN 10993
  • Colouring possible
  • FDA approved
  • Environmentally compatible with BFR Section XV food contact regulations
  • Tested according USP Class VI biocompatibility
  • Reduction of dynamic friction by 50%
  • Easy to clean surface

Conclusion

Our Silmade® SilkFeel coating is medically safe and versatile in use
The surface of silicone often feels “tacky” and dust quickly sticks to it. Due to the high surface friction, the wearer can perceive the contact of the silicone with the skin as unpleasant and it can lead to skin redness. With the Silmade® SilkFeel coating we resolve this problem. By reducing dynamic friction, we have contributed, for example, to the better wearing comfort of respiratory masks in the medical sector.

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