Biocoat Inc. and Adam Spence, a Spectrum Plastics Group Co., hope to streamline production of catheters used in vascular procedures, such as angioplasty, bypass surgery, fluid drainage, and other treatments. The partnership allows Adam Spence’s reinforced catheter shafts to receive Biocoat’s hydrophilic coatings.

“This partnership… creates a seamless solution for delivering Hydak hydrophilic coatings for Adam Spence’s braided and coiled catheters and delivery systems,” says Jim Moran, president and CEO, Biocoat.

Trelleborg acquires Sil-Pro

Trelleborg Sealing Solutions is acquiring Sil-Pro LLC, a U.S.-based contract manufacturer of high-tolerance silicone and thermoplastic components.

Compact inductive linear position sensor

Balluff BIP04 compact inductive linear position sensor provides continuous linear position feedback across a 17mm range. Designed for position feedback on machine tool clamping spindles, pneumatic grippers, and applications requiring linear position feedback in a confined space, the BIP04 is part of a miniature sensor line that includes inductive, photoelectric, and capacitive sensors with discrete measurement outputs.

The BIP04 sensor is available in analog 0V to 10V, analog 4mA to 20mA, and IO-Link interface versions.