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Nipple shield development in LSR silicone injection

In healthcare, innovation plays a key role in improving people's quality of life and facilitating medical processes. In this regard, the development of products that address the specific needs of the healthcare sector is essential. One such development is the nipple shield, an innovative solution designed to enhance the breastfeeding experience.

Breastfeeding is one of the most important practices for the well-being of babies, and mothers often face challenges during this process. To address these difficulties, an important innovation has been achieved: the Nipple Shield.

This breastfeeding aid has been enhanced at OSF with state-of-the-art technology and LSR silicone injection material to ensure an optimal experience for both mother and baby.

Nipple shield characteristics

The nipple shield has been designed with the comfort and safety of mothers and babies in mind.

Some of its key features include:

  • Transparency: It has a transparent surface, which allows better visibility during breastfeeding and facilitates proper alignment with the nipple.
  • Thinness: Thanks to its design, it is extremely thin, which enhances the natural feeling during breastfeeding and allows for a better latch-on by the baby.
  • Suitable hardness: It has been developed with an optimal hardness that provides the necessary firmness while the baby sucks, thus ensuring efficient breastfeeding.
  • Adhesiveness: Its adhesive capacity ensures a proper fit to the nipple during the breastfeeding process.

Breastfeeding liner development in LSR silicone injection

Optimisation of the manufacturing process in an ISO-7 certified clean room

 The development of the liner is not only focused on its properties and functionalities, but also on improving the manufacturing process. Some advantages in this regard include:

  1. Reduced manufacturing cycle time: Thanks to its design and technology, it has been significantly reduced, allowing for faster and more efficient production.
  2. No post-cure material: The use of liquid silicone has eliminated the need for post-curing, further streamlining the production process.
  3. Energy savings: Optimisation of the manufacturing process has led to lower energy consumption, benefiting both the environment and product economy.
  4. Reduced part handling time: The design has allowed for greater automation in its manufacture, thus reducing the manual handling time of each part.
  5. Avoid risk of contamination: manufactured in an ISO 7 clean room under ISO 13485 standards in controlled and sterile conditions, minimizing any risk of contamination during production.

The nipple shield is a perfect example of how innovation in the medical sector can transform the patient experience and improve people's lives. Thanks to its slim, lightweight and durable design, as well as its liquid silicone injection technology, this breastfeeding aid offers a reliable and safe solution for mothers who want the best for their babies.

In addition to its functionality, it stands out for its efficiency in the manufacturing process, leading to a lower environmental impact and reduced cost. This is an innovation that benefits both mothers and the environment.

This breastfeeding supplement represents a significant advance in the field of health and its presence in the market enhances the breastfeeding experience. A clear demonstration of how innovation can make a difference in people's daily lives.