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Boyd Coatings Offers FDA-compliant, Zero PFOA PTFE Coatings in Six Colors for Medical Usage

Published on 2014-07-24. Author : SpecialChem

Boyd Coatings Research Co., Inc. has offered fully-validated, FDA-compliant, Zero PFOA PTFE (Polytetrafluoroethylene) coatings in six colors. After nearly a year in the field, Boyd Coatings' Zero PFOA PTFE coating and application process has proven highly successful in use on medical guidewires and devices.

Boyd Coatings Research Co., Inc. has announced the availability of six PTFE colors – all of which are created with the company's new, fully-validated and FDA-compliant, Zero PFOA PTFE formula. Colors include blue, black, green, white, yellow and clear. This color palette represents a wider range of choices than offered by most other medical coaters. And, in addition to the standard six colors mentioned, Boyd Coatings has the ability to custom formulate additional colors to meet any customer's particular needs. The purposeful use of color on components within the medical device market is significant as colors serve to increase product functionality and precision, promote cleanliness, and perpetuate corporate brand. When color is applied simultaneously with the PTFE coating, medical device OEM's can increase manufacturing efficiency, thus making the component more cost effective. Prime examples of medical devices currently utilizing colored PTFE include guidewires, mandrels and hypotubes.

Boyd Coatings' Zero PFOA PTFE coatings have been successful in the field now for nearly a year. Recently, the medical community expressed concern about adhesion issues of Zero PFOA PTFE. Even though Boyd Coatings had not experienced any problems with adhesion, the company, again pro-actively, conducted additional rigorous tests of its materials and, as expected, these more severe tests confirmed proper adhesion with Boyd's Zero PFOA PTFE formulation.

About Boyd Coatings

For over 45 years, Boyd Coatings Research has specialized in applying all aspects of coating technology to the everyday world. It has developed a reputation for excellence in the application of high performance coating systems, and the development, and manufacture of specialty coatings not available elsewhere.

Source: Boyd Coatings

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