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Transformation of biomaterials

STATICE can transform 3 different groups of polymers:

  • Silicone
  • Thermo-plastic technology
  • Bioresorbable materials

Beyond the range of polymers, Statice also uses a wide range of other materials commonly used in the manufacture of medical utensils:

  • Metallic structure with stainless steel, titanium, nitinol, platinum group metals, cobalt chrome
  • Hard materials, ceramics, corundum.

Short and long-term implantable silicone

STATICE uses silicone in different forms:

  • HCR High Consistency Rubber, LSR Liquid Silicone Rubber
  • Low consistency silicone
  • Dispersion
  • Ink

Silicone is transformed and shaped in a variety of ways using different procedures, namely:

  • Calendering
  • Compression moulding
  • Injection moulding
  • Overmoulding
  • Extrusion
  • Dipping/Immersion
  • Potting

Other processes can be incorporated to change the visual aspect, colour, mechanical or physical characteristics:

  • Colorants, TiO2, carbon, master-batch colouring
  • Ink surface marking
  • Inserts for strengthening (surface or interior) such as textiles (DACRON) or polypropylene
  • Overmoulding of the components (springs, nitinol wire, electric conductors)
  • Adjuvants to ensure the radio-opacity (Tantalium, gold, bryum sulphate
  • Active agents (analgesics).



The groups of sheetings
Usage Hardness Thickness (mm) Taille (mm) Properties

Short or long term implantation

35 Sh.A

50 Sh.A

65 Sh.A

0.12, 0.25, 0.5, 1, 1.5, 2, 3, 4

160 x 190

All could be charged TiO2 or not and/or reinforced

All other formats are possible and made to measure, please ask for further information here:


STATICE is able to transform the following materials:

  • PLLA
  • PDO
  • Polycaprolactone
  • Charged bioresorbables (bio-glass, hydroxyapatite, active agents).

In order to transform the materials, STATICE has:

  • A horizontal injection press
  • A unique process particularly adapted to low inherent viscosity.

Thermoplastics techniques

Amongst all of the available thermo-plastics, STATICE uses moulding most often, machining, extrusion, and thermo-shaping.

  • Polyethylene (PE), Polypropylene (PP)
  • Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene (ABS)
  • Polycarbonate (PC)
  • PolyetherImide (PEI),
  • Polyetheretherketone (PEEK)

In order to transform the aforementioned materials, STATICE has an ®ARBURG vertical injection press.