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Saint-Gobain Seals Group Provides FDA Compliant Rulon® Polymer Material for Handheld Surgical Tools
Saint-Gobain Seals Group continues to provide sustainable solutions for handheld surgical power tools in the medical and dental fields as a key supplier of Rulon® components in harmonic scalpel surgical tooling.
The Seals Group’s Rulon® product is a fluoropolymer based material with low frictional properties and superior resistance to high service temperatures, which are notable advantages during use of the harmonic scalpel. Rulon®
Aside from contributing to the precision and efficiency of the harmonic scalpel, the Seals Group has also provided other sustainable polymer solutions in the Life Sciences industry (http://www.seals.saint-
In addition to the above product lines, the Seals Group’s product offering includes Fluoroloy® material, consisting of a family of proprietary materials that are composed primarily of polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) based resins (similar to Rulon®), and developed to perform in the most diverse and extreme applications for various markets such as Life Sciences, Aerospace, Oil & Gas and Automotive. There are more than 100 standard Fluoroloy® and Rulon® grades available, several of which are FDA compliant and USP Class VI certified, making them well suited for medical and analytical equipment applications.
About Saint-Gobain Seals Group (www.seals.saint-
Saint-Gobain Seals Group is a business unit under Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics’ Engineered Components division; our parent company is one of the world’s top 100 industrial groups. With more than 50 years of manufacturing experience and an established global presence (with strategic sites in Garden Grove, California, USA; Kontich, Belgium; and Minhang, Shanghai, China), we offer a diverse range of innovative sealing and polymer solutions:
· OmniSeal® Spring–Energized Seals
· OmniLip™ PTFE Rotary Shaft Seals
· OmniFlex™ Fluoroelastomer Seals
· OmniShield® EMI / RFI Shielding Solutions
· Rulon® High-Performance Fluoropolymer Compounds
· Meldin® 7000 Thermoset Polyimide Materials
· Meldin® HT High-Performance Thermoplastic Materials
Other products include Fluoroloy® (high-performance custom-formulated compounds and alloys), cup seals, hydraulic seals, metal seals, v-packings, piston rings, Marathon® (valves and vacuum pump diaphragms), Transband® (PTFE creepage band), custom parts, polymer bearings and stock shapes.
The majority of seals and polymer components manufactured are custom designed and matched with the best materials to optimize their performance in various applications and markets.
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