MER Europe BV (Medical Engineering Resources)

Tussenklappen WZ 21, 9649 EC Muntendam

Telephone +31 598 634420

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MER Europe BV (Medical Engineering Resources)


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Our products

Product category: Fabrication, others

Medical Balloons

There are compliant and non compliant balloons & catheters available in the market for a wide range of applications. Varying from “standard” cylindrical balloons to cone shaped or dogbone shape balloons. Balloons are produced using blowmolding process from an extruded tube, so typically have two balloon legs.

Our supplier SSF produces molded silicone balloons  & catheters , manufactured to you specification.

Non-Compliant Dilatation Medical Balloons
Ultra high-strength, thin-walled
Fabricated from PET and Nylon
Used for PTCA, PTA, stent delivery, and other dilatation procedures
Compliance range: 0-10% (typical)
Optically clear (or colored)
Transmit light over very broad spectrum including ND: YAG lasers (PET)
Sizes range from 0.5 to 50 mm in diameter in virtually any working length
Burst pressures typically range from 15-400 psi (1-27 atm)
Remember: Not all Medical balloons are equal! It is not enough to produce thin-walled balloons. The wall thickness or thinness in the cone and neck area is just as important as a thin body, and in most circumstances, a thin neck and cone are critical for achieving low profile and flexibility (track ability).

Semi-Compliant Dilatation Medical Balloons

High-strength, thin-walled
Can be fabricated from PET, Nylon, Polyurethane, other thermoplastic elastomers
Used for PTCA, PTA, stent delivery, Kyphoplasty and other dilatation procedures
Compliance range: 10-20% (typical)
Sizes range from 0.5 to 50 mm in diameter in virtually any working length
Burst pressures typically range from 15-375 psi (1-25.5 atm)
Compliant Medical Balloons

Low pressure, thin and thick-walled
Fabricated from Polyurethane, Nylon elastomers, and other thermoplastic elastomers
Used for occlusion and anchoring in a variety of medical procedures
Compliance range: 20-100% or more
Sizes range from .5 to 60 mm in diameter in virtually any working length.
Burst pressures typically range from 0-30 psi (0-2 atm)
Typically used to replace latex and silicone balloons in critical high-value medical devices.
Silicone Compliant Medical Balloons

Low pressure , thin and thick walled and
Closed end balloons
Specific shapes and features achieved by molding
Compliant range over 100%
Via unique GEOTrans process thin wall balloon section can be extruded in line

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Product category: Fabrication, others

Extruded tubing

Tubing can be supplied in a wide range of materials, and from tight tolerance ID/OD tube for precision shaft or balloon to implantable grade multi lumen Tubing. 


Silicones (different grades)
Polyurethanes (ranging from soft to harder)

Typical applications:

Balloon tubing
Catheter shafts
Pacemaker lead bodies
Drainage systems
Infusion pumps

SSF specializes in precision extrusions in Silicone – ID/ OD tubing (from as small as 0,1 x 0,3 mm) and multi lumen configurations. 

Special extrusions:

Geo Trans® transitional extrusion – capable of changing profile, number of lumina , durometer on the fly. This technique is only possible at SSF in silicone materialsSponge extrusions ( in silicone)
Coil reinforced extrusions (in silicone with Nylon reinforcement)

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Silicone Extrusions

SSF manufactures precision Silicone Tubing in various diameters and wall thicknesses, single lumen and multi-lumen. Silicone tubing is used for catheters, wound drains, feeding tubes, cuffs and pacemaker leads, etc.

Silicone rubber has been used in medical implants for over fifty years and has a proven track record as an inert and stable biomaterial.

Besides regular ID/ OD tubing (from as small as 0.1mm x 0.3mm) SSF offers special extrusions:

Geo-Trans® technology – this is a unique processing technology, patented by SSF, that allows for transformation of the cross-section of a continuous silicone extrusion.

Kink resistant tubing
Twisted Tubing
Foam Extrusion
Ribbon & Tape
Addition of additives such as colorant, conductive material, drugs.
SSF has an in-house tooling, engineering & automation team. In addition to the extrusion processes SSF offers many secondary operations for your convenience:

Post Cure
Coiling or Spooling
Cut to Length

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Silicone Molded Parts

Specialy Silicone Fabricators is a specialist in molding custom silicone parts for implant or non- implant purposes – optionally with additives – as well as silicone parts for tools and equipment.

SSF’s molding capabilities include:

 Liquid Injection Molding (LIM) – for high volume applications, tight tolerances, elaborate geometries, small parts or thin walls.
 Transfer Molding
 Compression Molding
SSF has an in-house tooling, engineering & automation team. They can design as well as manufacture the molds and equipment.

SSF’s moulding specialists collaborate closely with you to take you through all the phase
s from design to a validated product.

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Silicone Fabrication….a way of life

SSF is a manufacturer of custom precision silicone components and OEM products for the medical industry. The most modern and sophisticated techniques are utilized to mold, extrude and calender products to your exacting tolerances. A major part of the business is for long term implant applications and therefore SSF has built up a lot of expertise for these critical components and products.

Capabilities are:

• Silicone extrusion
• Molding
• Sheeting
• Dipping
• Full Assembly and OEM

Quality Assurance:
• ISO 13485:2003 Medical Devices – Quality Management Systems – Requirements for Regulatory Purposes
• ISO 9001 Certificate
• FDA registered
• Japan PAL

Specialties include:
• Long term implant applications
• Thin walled extrusions
• Multi lumen tubing
• Geo trans® (transional extrusion capable of changing profile, number of lumina , durometer on the fly)
• Flash Less Molding
• Reinforced sheeting
• Sponge Extrusion
• Co-extrusions
• Dip Coating
• Combination Products (Drug-eluting products)
• Tight tolerance implant grade Single/ Multi Lumen

Note: SSF has excellent relationships with raw material suppliers and is able to work with all available suppliers including Dow and Nusil for long term implant applications.

SSF is well known for their quality, broad capabilities and great customer service.


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About us

Company details

MER-Europe (Medical Engineering Resources) is a technically focused and service orientated partner with over 20 years of expertise and experience in the Medical Device Industry.

We represent innovative and quality driven suppliers from both the United States and Europe.
Our partners can provide you with some of the most technically advanced components available, as well as inspection- and production equipment and design and assembly services.

Our primary focus is to identify our customers’ exact requirements and provide a technical link to the suppliers we work with. We have the knowledge to help you determine the right process and material for your specific requirement. We are dedicated to provide quick answers and high quality engineering solutions.

Throughout our website you will find all about the suppliers we work with, and their outstanding products, such as:

• Extruded tubing & Monofilament
• Silicone products
• Sheeting & Film
• Precision machined (precious) metal parts
• Lasercut (spiral) hypotube parts
• Miniature Stainless Steel Tubing
• OEM production services
• Equipment for Manufacturing and Inspection of medical devices.

The MER team is dedicated to bring together demand and supply. Please feel free to contact us any time.

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