The blood donation and processing industry continues to advance as healthcare expenditures increase. Blood processing systems work by using centrifugation to separate blood plasma components during the plasma donation process. The centrifugation process can generate a great deal of friction and heat amongst mating components. This heat can cause the system to fail and lose valuable plasma samples.
Saint-Gobain Seals offers seals in a number of OmniSeal®, Rulon® and Meldin® low friction materials that are ideal for blood processing applications. With over twenty–two FDA compliant or USP Class VI certified materials, there are plenty of materials from which to choose. Typical materials for blood processing applications include PTFE, PTFE blends, UHMWPE and UHMWPE blends.