Organizing and storing medical instruments are challenges in
healthcare. Custom molded Liquid Silicone Rubber (LSR) instrument trays from
Minnesota Rubber and Plastics organize and protect high value tools. These LSR
trays make storage and autoclaving simple with easy-to-recognize molded compartments.
Tools fit tray contours, cushioning and protecting the devices from damage in ordinary
trays and drawers. Seamless and glove friendly, these stackable LSR trays can
be designed to hold families of different size tools. Individual tool
compartments can be designed with risers and drainage holes for drying and to
provide extra separation and protection for individual tools that are heavy or
have sharp edges. The trays also can be molded in a variety of colors for
product differentiation as they fit inside standardized or customized metal sterilization
Molded of medical grade silicone, these trays are rated for
10,000 hours continuous exposure to steam autoclave processing. They promote
safe, effective sterilization, and are durable yet highly versatile. The LSR
material is non-reactive, stable and resistant to extreme environments and
temperatures from -55°C to +300°C while maintaining its useful properties.
Additional advantages of custom LSR trays from Minnesota
Rubber and Plastics include a very clean molding process with no material
pre-processing. Depending on tray complexity, components can be molded with
minimal flash. LSR material has repeatable, short cycle times eliminating most
secondary operations. Compared to other materials and processes, this means lower
labor content due to reduced manufacturing steps.