Precision Coating Develops Next Generation PTFE Coating System

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Precision Coating Co., Inc., a leading medical device coating service provider, has successfully developed a next generation PTFE coating application technology that achieves industry-first tolerances of +/- 0.0001” [per surface] on medical device guidewires.

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In order to stay ahead of the medical industry’s tightening PTFE coating requirements, our team developed and deployed a state-of-the-art coating system to achieve the tightest tolerance capability...

Precision Coating Co., Inc., a leading medical device coating service provider, has successfully developed a next generation PTFE (polytetrafluoroethylene) coating application technology that achieves industry-first tolerances of +/- 0.0001” per surface on medical device guidewires. The advanced coating system is housed in a new, dedicated expansion to Precision Coating’s medical device coating facility that opened in the fall of 2010.

“In order to stay ahead of the medical industry’s tightening PTFE coating requirements, our team developed and deployed a state-of-the-art coating system to achieve the tightest tolerance capability, while doubling our production capacity. In addition, the system represents an investment in our relationships with medical device customers, as we can now provide a roadmap to meet their evolving strategic needs,” according to Robert DeAngelis, President of Precision Coating.

About Precision Coating

Precision Coating (http://www.precisioncoating.com) serves the customized Teflon®, PTFE and related fluorocarbon coating needs of the medical device and highly engineered components markets. As a licensed applicator of Teflon®, with proprietary coating systems, Precision Coating specializes in catheter guidewires, core wires, ground wires, mandrels, hypotubes, coils and other devices that require tight tolerances and high yields. Precision Coating also provides customized PTFE-coated fiberglass fabrics, tapes and belts for many industrial applications.

Medi-Solve Coatings (http://www.medisolvecoatings.com), an affiliate of Precision Coating, is a major formulator and supplier of hydrophilic coating fluids for medical devices and guidewires. Medi-Solve’s AquaCoat® platform offers one of the most lubricious and durable hydrophilic coatings available. 40 years of medical device coating experience enables Medi-Solve to tailor AquaCoat® chemistry to meet customer’s specific needs. As a leading coating formulator and solution provider, Medi-Solve Coatings is the supplier of choice for all medical device hydrophilic coating requirements.

About Katahdin Industries

Precision Coating is a Katahdin Company. 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 highly engineered components markets through platform-focused subsidiaries. Katahdin’s coating operations are conducted through Precision Coating Co., Inc and Medi-Solve Coatings, LLC a leading provider of hydrophilic coatings focusing on medical device and biomedical applications. Specialized metal finishing services are conducted through DCHN, LLC, an industry leader in technical aluminum 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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