Sealing capabilities expand in life sciences
With expertise in silicone applications for the medical device, biotech, pharmaceutical, and food and beverage industries, Trelleborg Sealing Solutions has been at the forefront of silicone manufacturing and design from the birth of this specialized elastomer. Following the acquisition of operations from Silcotech during 2011, the company now commands a globally coordinated market leading position with development, expertise and manufacturing in Europe, the U.S. and China.
“Life science is an important and growing market where our innovation, materials and manufacturing expertise can provide real value to customers. We are proud to say that Trelleborg Sealing Solutions has few, if any, competitors who can match our capacity, capability and expertise in silicone development and manufacturing,” says General Manager, Matthias Jakob. “This investment is a further step to us increasing our global footprint in liquid silicone parts for medical and pharmaceutical applications.”
In April 2011, Trelleborg acquired operations from within Silcotech Group that expanded the company’s know-how in clean room manufacturing of silicone components and in the production of silicone multi-component products for the pharmaceutical and medical technology industries. Silcotech’s technology gives Trelleborg capabilities in automated processes to produce precision parts in high volumes and components with very tight tolerances in liquid silicone.