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The company Sterne is specialized in design, development and manufacturing of articles and sets made from elastomer bases, mainly silicone elastomers, since 1996.
Located in Cavaillon, in the south-east of France, in Provence, Sterne owns sqm 4,000 factory including sqm 600 of clean rooms, classified ISO 6, ISO 7 and ISO 8…
We master extrusion, injection, overmolding, and co-extrusion into industrial environment and clean rooms. The company has been set up according to a quality system management in respect with ISO 9001 : 2015 and ISO 13485 : 2016 standards.
When antimicrobial silicone and 3D printing become one !
Today, the SME combines technological and material developments by bringing together 3D printing and antimicrobial silicone. The interest is to avoid the development of bacteria both inside and outside the product, to improve items hygiene and thus strengthen its immune barrier. This specificity also allows the silicone to avoid being impregnated with odors.
As reminder, the additive manufacturing technology by depositing filaments allows printing layers from 0.55 to 0.1mm (100 microns). A panel of colors is available, for materials meeting quality requirements according to FDA or USP class VI medical…see more
Sterne automates its manufacturing processes
Towards automation to meet a growing demand
In 2014, Sterne made the strategic choice to invest into LSR processes, by expanding its machine park. Today the approach is reinforced, and the company customizes its machines and manufacturing processes to meet customer expectations. Specifically to meet the needs of the intimate hygiene sector, Sterne has chosen to automate its LSR produtcion systems, noting the keen interest for the menstrual cup in particular.
A manufacturing method automated LSR injection for menstrual cups at Sterne, which allows a homogeneous and aesthetic finish of the product, in particular thanks to the precision…see more
MEDICA COMPAMED 2017
One more time, this year, Sterne made the choice to be present on MEDICA/COMPAMED
A significant international impact has always been and remains MEDICA and COMPAMED’s trump card - Visitors hail from over 130 countries.
MEDICA and COMPAMED have always had a high degree of international impact, and this remains their trump card. Top decision makers from around the world come together here and see the huge breadth of what we have on offer, which is the international frontrunner and has yet to be beaten”, Joachim Schäfer, Managing Director of Messe Düsseldorf, said, summing up the four-day run (from 13-16 November 2017) of the…see more
SiO-Shaping : News on 3D silicone printing at Sterne
SiO-Shaping now meets new goals. Technological improvements have been made to print parts com-posed of successive layers of silicone threads of just 0.1 mm (100 microns).
In addition to standard products prototyping, this technological improvement allows an easy design of "net / filet" or "stitch" type parts with revolutionary technical properties. An almost instantaneous dis-tortion capacity; and thanks to various kind of “meshes”, a large panel of hardness in shores A are available.
Among other things, extraordinary elastic properties (fish coefficient, secant modulus, ...) assimilated to all the silicone advantages:…see more
Coating, UV and Silicone
Since 2015, and thanks to materials development with the addition of a photosensitive catalyst, silicone curing is now possible by photochemical reaction using a UV source, thus with low temperature.
Nowadays, Sterne expands its skills with the UV raw material and develops its fields of actions, integrating the photosensitive material into new knowledges. Thus, Sterne has developed a new UV-curing silicone coating process (historically Sterne already mastered coating and spraying with heat-curing sili-cones).
With this new development, an unlimited range of application are opened. Textile is one of them, and even more so, it is transposed within different sectors! From fashion to medicine, through specialized textiles in aviation, aerospace, military, ballistic, sport ... Silicone coating, with a minimum thickness of…see more