The modular and low-part-count handle was particularly important for a strategic sales partner, with whom Freudenberg will cooperate for at least seven years. The company is a leading re-processor of single use medical devices, currently evolving their business model to sell their own branded devices. “We adapted our final device for them to support handle reprocessing with a new, drop-in shaft assembly that helps reduce medical waste while retaining full device performance. This reduces waste in an area where products are normally designed for single-usage and disposed of after surgery,” explains Anthony Appling.
This way Composer helps maintain the guiding principle of Sustainability, which Freudenberg strives for with all its innovations.
The US team benefitted from in-depth material expertise that is available around the globe. Appling uses material development in Germany as an example. “A special coating was needed for a support mandrel. Numerous trials were required to prove that no particles would contaminate the product and thus the patient’s body.” The knowhow and cooperation of the various Freudenberg experts has created a true all-rounder.