Weinmann's new comfort concept: Market launch of new JOYCE SilkGel mask

Hamburg, (PresseBox) - Weinmann is now offering its new full face model of the JOYCE SilkGel mask in markets around the world. The mask's gel components which come in contact with the face are coated with the newly developed WEINMANN SilkTec for an incomparable silky-soft feeling. As always, the goal of the mask is to maximize patient acceptance and ultimately therapy compliance.

In JOYCE SilkGel, the newest generation of the JOYCE family of masks by Weinmann, the mask seal and forehead cushion have a high-quality coating known as WEINMANN SilkTec. The smooth surface is silky soft for greater wearing comfort. That's not all. The coating also reduces shear force and makes the mask easy to clean as hardly anything adheres to the smooth surface.

Product Manager Tanja Derlien says: "Wearing comfort is often the key to successful therapy. With WEINMANN SilkTec technology we've made a big leap toward more comfort for the patient. It's an incomparable feeling that's hard to put into words. You just have to experience the difference yourself."

JOYCE SilkGel has also been designed for trouble-free and easy use by the patient. Now it is possible to anchor the tube over the head and to insert the forehead cushions into pocket-like holders. The improved cut of the mask straps and color-coded fasteners make headgear use simpler than ever. The proven ball-andsocket joint and the extremely quiet exhalation system round out the comfort concept for the SilkGel masks.

Weinmann has maintained the modular design of the JOYCE family of masks, for which many individual parts are available. JOYCE SilkGel comes in a nasal or full-face model in sizes S, M and L and is suitable for pressures between 4 and 40hPa. The mask is delivered with a storage and transport bag in a special packaging carton.

WEINMANN Geräte für Medizin GmbH & Co. KG

Weinmann Geräte für Medizin GmbH + Co. KG concentrates on the product lines Homecare and Emergency. In these areas the Hamburg-based family business offers diagnostic, therapeutic and life-saving devices and system solutions of the highest quality.

Founded in 1874 by Gottlieb Weinmann as a precision mechanics company in Ludwigshafen, Weinmann initially concentrated on the production of fine mechanical fittings for oxygen devices. The expansion of the medical technology product palette came when Karl and Vera Feldhahn assumed control of the company and Dr. Joachim Griefahn joined the business at the end of the 1960s. Innovations such as the emergency case Quick-O2-Med, the ULM CASE for first aid treatment of emergency patients and the MEDUMAT ventilator with a portable system made their mark in emergency medicine. In 1977 the company moved to its current company headquarters in Hamburg-Stellingen. At the end of the 1980s Weinmann expanded its fields of business to include the home care segment. The company was the first German manufacturer to produce a CPAP device for the treatment of sleep-related disorders.

The second generation took over the family-run business at the beginning of the 1990s when the Feldhahns' son, Dr. Karl-Andreas Feldhahn, joined the company. He now manages the company together with Marc- Oliver Griefahn, who succeeded his father in 2004. Weinmann continues to grow and now includes important strategic partners like MCC - Measure, Check & Control (Karlsruhe), and Corscience (Erlangen).

Today the company has more than 500 employees. With more than 100 patent families and 90 trademarks, Weinmann is among the leading providers of medical devices for home care and emergency medicine. Weinmann does business in more than 50 countries and operates branch offices in France, Switzerland, China and Russia.

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