Trelleborg Named 2016 Kinetic Process Innovation Award Winner for Advanced Seal Engineering

Trelleborg Sealing Solutions has received recognition by the Kinetic Process Innovation Awards program for its significant contribution in advanced seal engineering and innovation in the healthcare and medical device industry, more specifically in the advancement of intelligent surgical instruments.

Kinetic Process

Sponsored by High Tech Views, the panel of judges has selected Trelleborg for this award due to its demonstration of excellence in supporting the design of a new, cutting edge powered screwdriver integrated with software and sensors. The screwdriver can automatically sense when screws are properly seated against the bone and the plate, independent of the age of the patient, hardness of the bone, thickness of the bone and the size of the screw during neurosurgeries.

Engineering support and seals
By offering innovative engineering services and seal design to Pro-Dex for this intelligent powered screwdriver, Trelleborg was able to provide the seals that were crucial to the screwdriver’s performance in sterile and complicated operating room environments. Additionally, Trelleborg delivered an exceptional partner experience including a high level of reliability and support to uphold ISO and FDA approval requirements.

Drew Rogers, Global Director of Healthcare & Medical for Trelleborg Sealing Solutions for the Americas, says: “Receiving this award further demonstrates our dedication to continually strive to meet customers’ complex requirements and shows we go the extra mile. By collaborating with Pro-Dex to solve their seal engineering design challenges, we are glad to have supported the design of this highly innovative and intuitive screwdriver that is making a big difference for neurosurgeons and patients nationwide.”

Prestigious award
Drew Barrows, Deputy Editor of High Tech Views, says: “We applaud Trelleborg Sealing Solutions and Pro-Dex for winning this prestigious award. It is testament to the collaboration that Trelleborg and Pro-Dex embraced to improve product design resulting in better performance and quality.”

Trelleborg Completes Acquisition of CoorsTek Subsidiary

Trelleborg Sealing Solutions finalizes its acquisition of the El Segundo, California-based Subsidiary of CoorsTek, Inc., a leading manufacturer of high-precision seals and bearings produced from high performance polymers and metals for aerospace applications.

CoorsTek Subsidiary

Michel Prouff, Director of Global Marketing Aerospace, says: “We have come to understand the importance of implementing enhanced manufacturing and engineering infrastructures worldwide that mirror the complex needs of aerospace customers no matter where they reside. By continually expanding our international logistics capabilities, we can ensure advanced delivery and offer the best engineered products that leverage 60 years of global aerospace experience.

“This acquisition further equips Trelleborg Sealing Solution to maintain its leadership position in elastomer, polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE)-based, and airframe seals. Additionally, it brings some interesting spring-energized sealing solutions to its growing portfolio.”

Gregory Jones, Trelleborg Sealing Solutions General Manager, Aerospace Hub Americas (AHA), says: “We are excited because this acquisition provides our customers with an even wider product range that meet MS and SAE standards and further increases our U.S. market share. Additionally it is a testament to our dedication to aerospace customers that want to partner with their supplier, receive great service, high quality products and world-class engineering collaboration.”

Trelleborg Sealing Solutions’ shoulder-to-shoulder engineering has become well known for facilitating improvements in application and systems quality that influence nearly all major aircraft programs around the world.