A wide variety of coating types and capabilities

Coating Type

Traditional hydrogels

The main class of hydrophilic coatings called “hydrogels.” A hydrogel coating absorbs water and swells upon contact with water. These wetted polymers give these coatings their lubricious feel and excellent friction reducing properties.

Micro-hydrophilic coatings

These are thinner coatings that do not swell appreciably on contact with water but that do present a robust hydrophilic surface that can be used in certain situations to good effect to reduce the contact angle on a substrate. They are not lubricity enhancing coatings.

Nano-hydrophilic coatings

Do not swell on contact with water, so they are not lubricious but they can reduce the contact angle to good effect for certain specialized needs.

Nano-hydrophilic liquid applied coatings

These nano-thicknesses, non-ceramic inorganic coatings, may work better on more substrates but as niche coatings have more limited applications.

Hydrophobic coatings

Several Low temperature annealing varieties suitable for some applications. These are not the classic, pigmented varieties that require high temperatures to anneal such as found on metal guidewires.

Coating capabilities

Roll-to-roll film coating

  • Up to 17” (43cm) wide
  • Depending on the film thickness, hundreds of yards in length.
  • This technology may also be extendable to mesh and screen materials.

Plasma surface preparation

  • New! Multi-gas capable commercial plasma
  • Chamber capacity up to 68” (172cm) long in a straight configuration.
  • Atmospheric plasma options for select needs

OD coated products (catheters and tubing, etc.)

We have significantly increased our batch capacity for many products, allowing lower per unit pricing.
For our most standard coatings process development and R&D trials can likely be minimized, reducing the overall cost and time to get to commercial production.

ID coated products

Specialized processes and equipment for products needing hydrophilic hydrogel ID coating.

Device Coating

Broad experience with devices and substrates

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