Bluestar Silicones' cleanrooms achieve ISO certification


Expands its portfolio to include products for long-term implant applications

Bluestar Silicones, a manufacturer of silicones raw material for use in healthcare, mouldmaking, automotive, aerospace, and personal care applications, has received certification for its ISO 8 and ISO 7 cleanrooms and has expanded its product offering.

The Silbione Biomedical Liquid Silicone Rubber (LSR) product line is for long-term implant applications. Available from 01 to 70 Shore A hardnesses, the products are designed to maintain consistent lot-to-lot properties helping improve processing, cycle time, and part quality.

The LSR line is produced and packaged in newly certified and accredited ISO 8 and ISO 7 cleanrooms located in York, SC, US.

Bluestar Silicones, which is headquartered in Lyon, France, also offers new smaller packaging options for these materials in 400ml side by side cartridges and two gallon pail kits.

'We are proud of the quality, consistency, productivity and service we bring to the long term implant market,' says Karen O’Keefe, Bluestar Silicones' Business Director, North America.

'With our newly certified cleanrooms, we are raising the bar to what customers should expect from a raw material supplier in the medical arena.'

In addition to its long term implant offering, Bluestar Silicones offers its Silbione soft silicone adhesives for wound, scar, transdermal and wearable device applications. High tack Silbione RT Gel 4642, for example, enables coaters to achieve improved adhesion levels to the skin at lower coat weights than other materials currently available on the market, the firm says.

For electronic applications, Bluestar Silicones offers Bluesil ESA, a primerless system designed to bond to most plastics and metals.

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In addition, the firm offers a full range of silicone technologies for the healthcare market including high consistency rubbers (HCR), room-temperature vulcanised silicones (RTVs), skin adhesive tacky gels, cushioning gels and permanent adhesives for the healthcare market.