Katahdin Announces New Coatings Solutions for the Medical Device Industry at the BIOMEDevice Boston Show (April 6-7)

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Precision Coating Company announces new PTFE coating application and Sanford Process Corporation announces new revolutionary microcrystalline barrier aluminum oxide coating, named MICRALOX.

Side by side comparison of aluminum surgical tray with standard anodizing vs. that coated with MICRALOX after 12.5 pH strerilization process cleaning performed10 times

Two subsidiaries of Katahdin Industries Inc. (http://www.katahdin-inc.com) will jointly attend the BIOMEDevice Boston show on April 6th & 7th. Both Precision Coating Company, Inc. and Sanford Process Corporation will unveil new offerings targeting the needs of medical device manufacturers, and will be available for meetings at booth #732.

Precision Coating (http://www.precisioncoating.com), a leader in high tolerance PTFE coatings for medical wire and other device applications, announces the release of PC 20-405, a PFOA-free PTFE coating with excellent lubricity and adhesion. PFOA (perfluorooctanoic acid) is a surfactant used in manufacturing raw PTFE dispersions, and is being phased out of production. Removing PFOA from coatings has been hindered by poor coating performance, but the PC 20-405 coating provides exceptional results, and is a long-term solution for customers who wish to eliminate their use of an increasingly regulated material.

Sanford Process Corporation (micralox.com), a leading provider of aluminum anodizing technology, announces MICRALOX®, a patent-pending aluminum oxide coating with a microcrystalline barrier that revolutionizes the performance for medical accessories such as orthopedic cases, trays, cassettes, handles, and other accessories. MICRALOX® produces a long-lasting, virtually indestructible surface that delivers dramatically superior chemical corrosion resistance and eliminates color fading resulting from super-heated steam cleaning. MICRALOX® treated aluminum is an excellent alternative to stainless steel, plastic and other materials chosen for their chemical stability but which add weight, complexity, and cost at a lower thermal conductivity. Samples for side-by-side evaluations of MICRALOX® compared to conventional aluminum anodizing will be available at the show.

Both subsidiaries are fully qualified to serve the demands of Class 1 and 2 medical device manufacturers and have complete process capability documentation and all required controls.

About Katahdin
Katahdin Industries Inc. (http://www.katahdin-inc.com) provides high tolerance coating applications and specialized metal finishing technology and services to the medical device and industrial markets through platform-focused subsidiaries. Katahdin’s coating operations are conducted through Precision Coating Company, Inc., one of the largest plastics coating applicators in the world, specializing in PTFE and Teflon® coating applications in the medical device market. A separate co-located company, Precision Fabric, is a worldwide distributor and converter of PTFE coated fabrics, tapes and belts. Specialized metal finishing services are conducted through D-CHN, LLC, an industry leader in technical aluminum and titanium anodizing, electro-polish and passivation, and other related services. Sanford Process Corporation provides hard coat anodizing solutions and intellectual property to a range of well-known OEMS and their prime subcontractors worldwide, with an increasing presence in Korea and China.


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