September 13, 2016
CHICAGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Surface Solutions Group, LLC, (SSG) an industry leading automated applicator of coating technologies for the medical device industry, announced today that it will be exhibiting its FluoroBond®-PT process and other coating solutions in Booth #1832 at the Medical Design & Manufacturing Conference & Expo (MD&M) in Minneapolis on September 21-22, 2016.
MD&M Expo attendees are invited to meet with SSG’s team and learn more about FluoroBond®-PT, a revolutionary process that solves PTFE (polytetrafluoroethylene) adhesion problems of PFOA-free (Perfluorooctanoic Acid) coatings in the medical device industry.
“The medical device industry has been experiencing PFOA-free PTFE delamination, primarily on stainless steel guide wires and similar products. The PFOA-free coatings are sensitive to saline, which degrades the hydrophobicity of PTFE, making them vulnerable to electro/chemical attack,” said George Osterhout, President of SSG. “FluoroBond®-PT solves those problems.”
FluoroBond®-PT is a unique environmentally friendly treatment process developed by SSG for stainless steel, nitinol, and other metals that solves the PTFE coating delamination issues experienced in catheterization labs, operating rooms, and doctor’s offices. SSG’s FluoroBond®-PT is used to hyper clean the substrate, and remove free iron and iron oxides from the surface of the substrate, without removing material or changing the dimension of the substrate’s surface. “There has been no delamination in the field on guide wires that were coated with SSG’s unique FluoroBond®-PT process,” stated Osterhout.
About Surface Solutions Group
Surface Solutions Group is dedicated to developing innovative coating solutions for the medical device industry. With over 50 years of coating industry experience, SSG’s coating technologies, extensive automation and state of the art facility provides its customers with consistently applied coatings on medical devices that follow stringent quality processes, and meet its customers’ demanding performance requirements. Its customers include some of the largest names in the medical device industry. To learn more about SSG’s capabilities, visit www.surfacesolutionsgroup.com or call 773-427-2084.