Foster is an authorized distribution partner for Elkem Silbione™ Medical grade silicone products in North America. Silicone products are one of the most used elastomer products (HCR and LSR) in the medical arena for a wide variety of medical application…and silicone technology extends beyond silicone elastomers into silicone based fluids, adhesives, and gel products.

Silicones provide a wide range of features for medical applications including biocompatibility testing (USP Class VI and ISO 10993), clarity, chemically inert, excellent high temperature resistance, non-allergenic, and good hemocompatibility. In addition to the above features, silicone elastomers feature a wide durometer range and good sterilizability via EtO, gamma, and steam sterilization.

Application segments include general and advanced surgery, orthotics and prosthetics, diagnostics & monitoring, dental, pharmaceutical & drug delivery, wound management.


Available Silbione™ Silicone Medical Product Technologies:

Silbione™ Liquid Silicone Rubber (LSR)

  • One Shore A durometer to 70 Shore A Durometer
  • Self “bleeding grades available
  • Implantable grades available
  • Injection molding, extrusion, cast

Silbione™ High Consistency Rubber (HCR)

  • Twenty Shore A durometer to 80 Shore A durometer
  • Implantable grades available
  • Extrusion, compression molding

Silbione Adhesive

  • Wide variety of adhesive grades to select from
  • Long term and short-term implantable grades available
  • Bondable to a wide variety of different substrates

Silicone™ “soft skin” (SSA) adhesive gels

  • Available from 3,000 viscosity to 55,000 viscosity (mPa.s)
  • Variety of peel adhesions

Silbione™ Room Temperature Vulcanizing (RTV) Silicone Elastomers

  • 11 Shore 00 durometer to 45 Shore A durometer
  • Casting


Silbione™ RT Gels and Foams

  • RT Foams available in a 30 Shore A durometer and a 40 Shore A durometer
  • RT Gels Available densities from 0.6 up to 0.98 and viscosities from 0.25 to 6.5 Pa.s


Silbione™ Lubricants and Specialty Fluids

  • Available in viscosities (A/B, cps) from254 to 750


Silbione™ FLD 70047 polydimethylsiloxanes

  • Used for lubrication and siliconization of glass. Metal, plastic, rubber, syringes
  • Viscosities (mPa.s) available from 100 to 30,000  

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