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Trelleborg Sealing Solutions

August 05, 2014 09:00 ET

Trelleborg Wins 2014 Kinetic Process Innovation Award

FORT WAYNE, IN--(Marketwired - Aug 5, 2014) - Trelleborg Sealing Solutions announces it has been named a 2014 Kinetic Process Innovation Award winner for the deployment of seals and gaskets for CONMED Corporation's Hall 50™ Powered Instruments Systems that are used for orthopedic and thoracic surgical procedures. This awards program recognizes companies that demonstrate innovation and deliver significant business benefits.

High Tech Views, a premier technology publication and this year's sponsor of the 18th annual Kinetic Process Innovation Awards, delivered a crystal trophy to Trelleborg Sealing Solutions in honor of its significant contribution in the life sciences and medical device industry by helping to solve and transform a critical design challenge using technological innovation and engineering knowledge.

Luis Tissone, Life Sciences Director for Trelleborg Sealing Solutions in the Americas, says: "We are pleased to have won this prestigious award and to be recognized for our design and engineering expertise. In working shoulder-to-shoulder with CONMED, as their seal and gasket suppler, this award marks our continued initiative to innovate and advance technology to deliver such design advantages as reduced friction, longer service life and ease of assembly, to name a few."

Trelleborg Sealing Solutions helped improve CONMED's product development cycle, resolved design challenges and supported in the engineering of CONMED's key differentiator in its handpieces, the TRI-SEAL™ Technology, for the Hall 50™ Powered Instruments System. The gasket design Trelleborg Sealing Solutions engineered for CONMED's new handpiece system prevents the ingress of steam and liquids during autoclave and sterilizing operations. The award submission also provided an impressive example of how Trelleborg Sealing Solutions delivers a greater total value of ownership (TVO) in its shoulder-to-shoulder engineering and design approach.

"Our panel of judges struggled this year in choosing four award winners out of the hundreds of submissions submitted," said Drew Barrows, Deputy Editor of High Tech Views. "The level of ingenuity and creativity illustrated in the entries proved that organizations are making huge innovative strides in the medical device industry."

CONMED is a medical technology company with an emphasis on surgical devices and equipment for minimally invasive procedures. The company's products are used by surgeons and physicians in a variety of specialties including orthopedics, general surgery, gynecology, neurosurgery and gastroenterology. Headquartered in Utica, New York, the company's 3,600 employees distribute its products worldwide from several manufacturing locations. CONMED has a direct selling presence in 16 countries outside the United States and international sales constitute approximately 50% of the company's total sales.

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Trelleborg Sealing Solutions is one of the world's leading developers, manufacturers and suppliers of precision seals and bearings. It supports its 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®.

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 21 billion (EUR 2.5 billion, USD 3.3 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 15 billion (EUR 1.7 billion, USD 2.3 billion) in about 20 countries. The Trelleborg share has been listed on the Stock Exchange since 1964 and is listed on NASDAQ OMX Stockholm, Large Cap.

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