Technology: Silicone Hygiene castor-cover for healthcare, cleanrooms

Winchester, UK – While castor mounted units are commonly used in healthcare and cleanroom settings, castor wheels represent a highly underrated source of contamination.

Nick Davies of UK-based Silicone Hygiene has now developed and patented a castor wheel cover designed to combat this problem. Made of liquid silicone rubber or a TPE material, the injection-moulded self-sealing cover encloses the castor wheel, protecting it from contamination. It can be colour-coded, according to application.

According to Davies, the wheel cover is dishwasher and autoclave safe. “At the end of…

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