SOURCE: Trelleborg Sealing Solutions

Trelleborg Sealing Solutions

June 11, 2015 11:00 ET

Trelleborg Sealing Solutions Showcases Shoulder-to-Shoulder Medical Device Engineering Successes at MD&M East 2015

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - Jun 11, 2015) - At MD&M East 2015 Conference (Booth 1966), Trelleborg Sealing Solutions will showcase the strength of its shoulder-to-shoulder engineering and design capabilities, which it uses to address the needs of life sciences and medical device manufacturers in a vast array of innovative applications from performance prosthetics to bioreactor bags and drug delivery devices.

A specific example is the work of Trelleborg Sealing Solutions with Freedom Innovations, an Irvine, California-based leader in advanced technology prosthetic devices for lower limb amputees. Freedom's products and technologies are distributed around the world, and provide people with physical challenges the ability to reach their full potential.

Trelleborg Sealing Solutions worked with Freedom Innovations to help advance the Plié ™3 Microprocessor Controlled (MPC) Knee by supplying critical components within the computer-controlled damper inside Freedom's Plié™ 3 MPC knee. This collaboration has enabled Freedom Innovations to achieve a new level of performance when it comes to water resistance, extended use and reduced maintenance. Trelleborg supplied five specifically-engineered components within the computer-controlled damper. These included a Zurcon® AS Wiper, Zurcon® L-Cup, bushing, Turcon® Slydring® and custom fluoroelastomer bladder.

Michael Palmer, R&D Project Manager at Freedom Innovations, said: "Trelleborg Sealing Solutions has been more than a supplier -- but a partner that has taken the time to understand the unique challenges of our application. Their engineering support and guidance in designing a sealing system with low friction, no noise, and no leakage in a harsh environment has been key in providing the product reliability that our customers demand."

Jerome Zawada, Life Sciences Segment Manager for Trelleborg Sealing Solutions, said: "We are honored to have been able to work with Freedom Innovations' great team and deliver our total value of ownership approach. Not only will the Plié™ 3 knee enable patients to have a more natural gait, it will also allow them to become more active. We are proud to be a part of a project that enriches the lives of those who have suffered the loss of limbs."

In addition to Freedom Innovations, Trelleborg Sealing Solutions will share other success stories for medical device and life sciences applications at booth 1966, MD&M East 2015.

For press releases of the Trelleborg Group visit the Trelleborg Media Center. The section Products and Solutions allows you to select news by sector http://www.trelleborg.com/en/Media

Company and profile of the Trelleborg group:

Trelleborg Sealing Solutions is one of the world's leading developers, manufacturers and suppliers of precision seals and bearings. It supports its life sciences, aerospace, industrial and automotive customers through over 20 production facilities and more than 40 marketing companies globally. Within its portfolio are some of the longest established sealing brands, including Busak+Shamban, Chase Walton, Dowty, Forsheda, GNL, Palmer Chenard, Shamban, Skega and Stefa along with a large number of proprietary products and materials such as Turcon®, Zurcon®, Orkot®, Isolast®, Stepseal® and Wills Rings®. www.tss.trelleborg.com, and http://www.trelleborg-lifesciences.com

Trelleborg is a world leader in engineered polymer solutions that seal, damp and protect critical applications in demanding environments. Its innovative engineered solutions accelerate performance for customers in a sustainable way. The Trelleborg Group has annual sales of about SEK 22 billion (EUR 2.48 billion, USD 3.29 billion) in over 40 countries. The Group comprises five business areas: Trelleborg Coated Systems, Trelleborg Industrial Solutions, Trelleborg Offshore & Construction, Trelleborg Sealing Solutions and Trelleborg Wheel Systems. In addition, Trelleborg owns 50 percent of TrelleborgVibracoustic, a global leader within antivibration solutions for light and heavy vehicles, with annual sales of approximately SEK 16 billion (EUR 1.78 billion, USD 2.36 billion) in about 20 countries. The Trelleborg share has been listed on the Stock Exchange since 1964 and is listed on Nasdaq Stockholm, Large Cap. www.trelleborg.com.

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