Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics specializes in fluid-management components and tubing for medical device manufacturers. Through our expertise in silicone, thermoplastic elastomers and fluoropolymers, we produce high-quality products such as TYGON® tubing, Bio-Sil® tubing, and custom-fabricated parts such as seals, gaskets, valves and many other fluid-management components.
From our worldwide network of facilities, we are strategically positioned to partner with companies across the globe to provide the highest quality products and the most valuable manufacturing processes to our customers. We work in the following market segments:
- IV delivery
- Wound therapy
- Renal dialysis
- Minimally invasive surgery
- Advanced drug delivery
Advanced molding and fabrication of medical device components
Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics is a global leader in silicone molding and custom silicone fabrication. Based on the design, material and cost requirements for your medical device component, our design and project engineers will work with you to determine the optimal molding process for your particular application.
Custom silicone molding
Our capabilities in custom silicone molding include:
- Liquid injection molding
- High-consistency molding
- Insert molding
- Transfer molding
- High-volume molding
We have experience and expertise in the silicone micromolding of complex part geometries. We can micromold parts as small as 0.001g, with mold tolerances as low as 0.0001in, part tolerances as low as 0.001in, hole sizes as small as 0.003in and thin wall sections to 0.0015in. We can handle undercuts, threads and blind shutoffs.
Two-shot silicone and thermoplastic molding
Our two-shot silicone and thermoplastic molding services enable greater design freedom, improved performance and quality, and increased bond strength. Further benefits include reduced part cost, elimination of assembly, reduced handling and validation costs, and the ability to get the product to the market faster.
Extrusion of silicones, thermoplastic elastomers, and fluoropolymers
Saint-Gobain brings more than 40 years of extrusion experience to the medical device industry. Using state-of-the-art machinery and monitoring equipment, we provide custom medical tubing and molded components to meet the critical needs of medical device OEMs.
Our facilities are equipped to meet the strictest of demands on surface finish and tolerances of tubing and molded components. Thermoplastic product lines include TYGON® and C-Flex® brands and we offer a variety of fluoropolymer materials, including PTFE, FEP, MFA, PFA, and ETFE.
- Single and multiple lumen tubing
- Round or profile tubing
- Microbore tubing
- Coextrusions up to five layers
- Radiopaque and corrugated tubing
- Custom formulations
Rapid prototyping and tooling for medical device components
With our in-house tooling design and build services for extrusion and silicone molding, Saint-Gobain reduces lead times and improves your control over prototyping and production processes. Our dedicated development center partners with you throughout the design and development phase to provide a manufacturable design and material that meets your device requirements, delivering a functional and affordable silicone component in ten business days or less.
Custom compounding of medical device components
Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics specializes in custom material blending and compounding – including high and low durometer formulations, color matching, and more – all designed to meet your specific material requirements. Our highly skilled team of applications engineers, process engineers, and chemists are available to assist you in developing and commercializing new products, and each of our manufacturing sites is equipped with a material testing lab to ensure that raw materials, in-process, and finished products meet design specifications and the highest quality levels.