RF Welding Contract Manufacturer Genesis Plastics Welding Collaborates with Tamarack Habilitation Technologies on Sealing of GlideWear, a Breakthrough Friction-Reducing Fabric

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RF Welding Contract Manufacturer Genesis Plastics Welding Collaborates with Tamarack Habilitation Technologies on Sealing of GlideWear, a Breakthrough Friction-Reducing Fabric

Genesis Plastics Welding, a leading medical contract manufacturer of radio frequency (RF) welded products, announced today a collaboration with Tamarack Habilitation Technologies, Inc. to facilitate the RF heat sealing of GlideWear, an innovative, friction-reducing material that offers relief from friction- and shear-induced skin trauma in medical and sports products.

“In the medical device industry pressure and shear reduction are key for patient comfort, infection control and wound prevention,” says Tom Ryder, president and CEO of Genesis Plastics Welding. “GlideWear is a cutting-edge solution, and we are thrilled to have it within our engineering toolbox for our medical device and sport manufacturing clients.”

The collaboration expands the portfolio of materials available for RF welding utilizing Genesis’ proprietary welding technology, ecoGenesisTM. Prior to ecoGenesis, older RF welding techniques were restricted to the use of polymers with high dielectric loss factors such as Polyvinylchloride (PVC). With ecoGenesis, low-loss polymers are able to respond to RF welding just like PVC but without the addition of expensive and toxic additives. It is ideal for companies wishing to replace PVC or polyurethane (PU) and expand their material options.

Tamarack notes GlideWear is optimal for a wide range of interface applications including patient cushioning and support products, ulcer and pressure injury prevention products, socks for diabetes and other foot issues, prosthetic liners, orthopedic braces and number applications in sporting goods and sports apparel. “Knowing that many cushioning and support surface manufacturers are seeking to move from sewn to high-quality RF welded seams, we are pleased to be able to connect OEMs with Genesis Plastics Welding, who has the technology to facilitate the RF sealing of our innovative, friction-reducing material,” says Joe Hofmeister, CEO of Tamarack Habilitation Technologies, Inc.

Visit the Genesis Plastics Welding booth (1946) at MD&M West February 7-9, 2017 to view RF welded samples of GlideWear.

About Genesis Plastics Welding:

Genesis Plastics Welding is an ISO 13485:2003 certified contract manufacturer providing radio frequency (RF) welding and heat sealing applications of plastic products for military, medical and other industries. Genesis’ proprietary heat sealing technology, ecoGenesis™, allows RF plastics welding of very thin gauge (down to 0.001 inch) polyethylene, polypropylene and low-loss polymers and can facilitate polyvinylchloride (PVC) and polyurethane (PU) replacement with phthalate-free plastics. For more information visit www.genesisplasticswelding.com.

About GlideWear by Tamarack Habilitation Technologies, Inc.:

GlideWear is an ultra-low-friction interface material used widely in medtech and sporting goods applications. GlideWear is a product of Tamarack Habilitation Technologies, an ISO 13485 certified technology innovator in St. Paul, Minnesota. Tamarack is dedicated to manufacturing innovative, clinically effective, and durable solutions to provide and restore mobility and comfort for our customers. GlideWear is available for custom manufacturing. Learn more at www.glidewear.com and www.tamarackhti.com.

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