The process creates a hermetic seal between the silicone and overmolded components. The seal withstands repeated autoclaving and inhibits the migration of body fluids between sealed surfaces. The silicone easily colors so stainless-steel and aluminum instruments can have a customized look.

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1100 Xenium Lane N, Minneapolis, MN 55441,
(952) 927-2157, www.mnrubber.com