Product Case Study
Lift Cylinder Boots
Hospital beds have a mechanical lift mechanism to elevate and recline the patient's position. Our customer came to us needing lift cylinder boots to cover, shroud and protect and seal the mechanism from many elements including infectious organisms, liquids, and even to protect personnel from injuries.
Midwest Rubber created a convoluted boot that totally encloses moving parts using our dip coating process. Made of PVC, the shroud is inert in the presence of all fluids, including harsh disinfectants. Cleaning is quick and easy, protecting both patients and medical personnel from infection and injury.
Back Support Pads >
A customer came to us because his back cushion manufacturer had gone out of business and he needed more cushions. With no information to go on, we were able to create a comparable product that actually outperformed the original.
Head Support Cushion >
Our customer brought us stringent specifications for a head rest cushion that would be used during highly sensitive diagnostic scans. We developed a product made of two customized materials, combined to create a cushion that is now used throughout North America.
Hip Support >
We discovered a way to use existing machinery to affordably create a custom rubber covering for our client's hip support. Our soft material enclosed a rigid plastic component, ensuring comfortable support for the user.
Lift Cylinder Boots >
The mechanisms of a hospital bed must be protected from all kinds of elements and remain meticulously free of any infectious agents. We developed a boot that completely encloses any moving parts and does not react with any types of fluids, including harsh disinfectants.
Medical Cushions >
When a medical inventor was losing hope that he could successfully manufacture his intricately designed part, with its rigorous specifications, he came to us. We believed our custom-developed dip molding process would solve the problem. After reviewing the sample we created, the customer gave us permission to begin production.
Why Midwest Rubber?
We keep the safety of our clients and their patients at the top of our mind. Exposed parts on medical equipment are touched by hundreds of hands every day. Unless the piece is cleaned after each contact, contaminants are able to multiply and create a safety hazard. We’ve solved this problem with the ability to mix our PVC products with an antimicrobial additive and hermetically seal them, making them resistant to bacteria. The antimicrobial handles and grips we produce are highly sought-after not only in the medical field, but across all industries.Antimicrobial