Identify your substrate: we often recommend pretreating your device with our 5-017 primer. Depending on the surface energy of your medical device, we may also recommend a corona, flame or plasma pretreatment before priming. Many silane primers, used effectively on stainless steel and metals, bond well with our Hydrophilic Coatings.
Identify performance requirements: Your interdisciplinary product development team should produce a project plan describing what features are needed for surface modifications on the device. For many applications that are searching for a second source of coating, there is an existing specification for coating performance describing the test methods and other requirements for the product. In general, these specifications can be described by the categories similar to those that have been shown under our product lines.
VISIT OUR WEBSITE! If there is no category on our Products Page listings to accommodate your requirements, please contact us. Additionally, our sister company, Surface Solutions Labs, can assist you in tailoring these coatings to make them harder or softer, more resilient or less flexible.
For our EU customers, please note that we have a non-NMP version of the Hydrophilic which can be used with Crosslinker B Concentrate (see our Instructions for Use Hydrophilic section for B Concentrate dilution instructions).
Our standard coatings are:
Primer Urethane 5-017 Kit
Mid-range Hydrophilic Coating Kit 8-3C
Additive compatible (radiopaques, bioactives, pigments, tracers, etc.) Hydrophilic Coating Kit 8-63
Antiblock Urethane, a hard silicone-diol based polymer
Ask us about other primers, different slip-range Hydrophilics and non-NMP versions of our Hydrophilic. Heparin, Antimicrobial and Drug Delivery coatings are available, but will be handled as non-standard coatings through Surface Solutions Laboratories, Inc.