Surface Service: Examining Coatings and Surface Treatment

PCCI Is Mentioned in an MPO Article on Advancements of Coating Technologies for the Medical Industry

MPO recently published an article discussing how the coatings and surface treatments of medical devices can create significant value by enhancing the outer layer of the medical device. The full, original article written by Mark Crawford can be found on MPO’s website. In the article, Crawford states, “Medical device engineers are always looking for new ways to improve the performance of medical device substrates through the use of engineered coatings, especially as device components become smaller and are designed to deliver greater functionality.”

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Checking In On Precision Coating’s Costa Rica Facility

Take Advantage of Our State-of-the-Art Automated PTFE and Polymer Coating Facility

At Precision Coating, we want to highlight our Costa Rica facility as a resource available at our customer’s disposal, that can help companies reduce cost, trim lead times, and improve quality.

PCCI's Facility in Costa Rica

Precision Coating Company maintains a state-of-the-art automated PTFE and polymer coating facility in the Coyol Free Zone in Alajuella, Costa Rica.

This facility runs many of the same automated systems we use in our Hudson facility, applying many of the same coatings. We have all validations in place for like equipment and procedures in Costa Rica as we maintain in our Hudson, Massachusetts facility, providing dual-source potential to mitigate supply risk. We are ISO 13485 2016 registered under the same systems as our Hudson facility. As we are all acutely aware, business is not “as usual” in these challenging times—stability of supply is even more critical than ever before. Having a redundant sourcing resource is a necessity, not an option.

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On the Surface: Treatments and Coatings for Orthopedics

Precision Coatings patented Micralox, microcrystalline aluminum oxide, provides a solution incorporating all the beneficial features of traditional anodize with Micralox enhanced ability to withstand today's aggressive sterilization protocols.

Orthopedic device manufacturers are seeking solutions to address osseointegration, anti-bacterial, and product identification challenges.

The following article was written by Mark Crawford, Contributing Writer, and published by ODT Magazine.

Orthopedic device and instrument manufacturers constantly search for new technologies that improve performance, reduce the risk of failure, and speed patient recoveries. They want devices that enhance functionality and are also easier to use—which are often dependent on ever-improving surface treatments and coatings. In many orthopedic market segments, OEMs are eager for product differentiation because most of the competing implants have similar designs and functions. Incorporating new surface modifications or coatings that improve osseointegration and reduce infection rates is a great way for OEMs to stand out from the crowd and increase market share.

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Leading Medtech Industry Coating Supplier, Announces New Vice President

Global medical device coating company announces the promotion of Mike Sung to Vice President of Engineering and Technology

Mike Sung Promoted to Vice President of Engineering and Technology, Anodic Coatings

Boston, MA – October 15, 2019 – Precision Coating Co., Inc. (PCCI) is pleased to announce the promotion of Mike Sung, PhD, to Vice President of Engineering and Technology, Anodic Coatings. Sung has an MS and PhD in Chemical Engineering from the University of Illinois at Chicago and has a long and impressive career in surface modification and treatments, with significant expertise in anodic coatings.  

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FDA Approves MICRALOX® for Use in the Food Industry

This Hard Coat Anodizing Finish Is Perfect for Repeat-Use Food Processing Equipment

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Center for Food Safety & Applied Nutrition recently approved the use of MICRALOX®, a patented hard coat anodize technology product created by Sanford Process and supplied by sister company, Precision Coating, as suitable for food contact. The hard anodic coating can serve as the food contact surface for parts requiring repeat-use and cleaning for food processing equipment. MICRALOX is a durable, corrosion resistant, and abrasion-resistant coating. This equipment anodized with MICRALOX will be in contact with large amounts of food over its lifetime; the anodic coating will resist chemical attack up to 50X longer than conventional anodic coatings. Read more ›

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