Medical Coating Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Miller-Stephenson Medical has the technical expertise and real-world experience to provide the medical field with reliable, durable fluoropolymer coatings for your specialty products. We also provide our customers with the opportunity to utilize the coating techniques from the world leader in medical coating technology. If you can not find an answer to your questions within this FAQ please contact a Miller-Stephenson Medical representative for further assistance.
The Chemours Fluoroproducts business is evolving its products to maintain their unique performance while reducing their environmental footprint. Our business was a founding member of the FluoroCouncil, an industry group that supports a global transition towards alternative chemistries.
For example, we have introduced short-chain chemistry, which cannot break down to perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) in the environment, across our fluoropolymers businesses. Chemours does not make, buy, or use PFOA in any of our products or processes worldwide.
We continue to work with regulatory agencies at the national and international level to ensure science-based regulation and, with our value chains, to promote the responsible development and use of fluoroproducts.
No, Miller-Stephenson medical coatings do not accompany biocompatibility reports. This is due to the understanding that it is the final medical device manufacturers responsibility to provide their device to the FDA for biocompatibility results. However, historically our coatings have never failed biocompatiblity reports on any final device and are currently used throughout the medical industry.
No, Miller-Stephenson does not have a coating process or facility. We are channel partners with The Chemours Company and exclusively sell their medical coatings.
Yes, our coatings are designed to adhere and bond to glass, ceramics, Stainless Steel, Nitinol and several other polymer substrates.
Typical coating thickness is around 5-10 Microns but can vary from application to application.
Miller-Stephenson offers the ability to review and evaluate our coatings on stock sample material upon request. Liquid samples are only provided to exclusive potential customers that have in-house coating ability.
If you do not have coating expertise or the ability to coat in-house, Miller-Stephenson can offer the coating services of our highly regarded medical coater that strictly deals with medical coating jobs.
Yes, our coatings do withstand sterilization techniques that include E-Beam and Gamma Radiation. Further information is available upon request.
Our coatings can be applied via pneumatic spray, electrostatic and dip coat methods.
Stainless Steel, Carbon Steel, Aluminum, Nitinol, Ceramics and Glass. Our coatings have also successfully been applied to PEEK and Polyamid substrates.
Vascular Guidewires, Electro Surgical Tips, Needles, Cannulas, Molding Mandrels and Unique surgical supplies.
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