Polymer Seals and Materials for Life Sciences Power Tool Systems
As the number of surgical procedures increases globally, demand for less invasive and more cost effective procedures also increases. This coupled with a push for increased ergonomics and return on investment presents surgical power tool designers with a major challenge. Poor performance and premature failures can lead to equipment down time or foreign debris fallout from the tool. This is how our OmniSeal® and Rulon® critical parts make THE difference regarding sealing control and wear and friction control.
Saint-Gobain Seals is very familiar with the challenges tool designers face, having supplied sealing and friction control solutions to the industry for over 30 years. Challenges unique to the surgical power tool industry include a small footprint, tight tolerances, and heat generation due to friction and resistance to sterilization. We offer a number of sterilization resistant materials that are suitable for sealing and friction control. Additionally, our designs can be customized with over twenty-two FDA compliant or USP Class VI materials, ensuring high purity seal components.