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Johnson Matthey Starts Coatings Center for Medical & Industrial Components

Published on 2017-04-28. Author : SpecialChem

Johnson Matthey has opened a new Center for Coatings and Surface Solutions at its West Whiteland site in the US.

State of the Art Coating Technologies & Surface Solutions

Johnson Mathew
Opening ceremony for Centre for Coatings and Surface Solutions

The new center enables it to offer state of the art coating technologies and surface solutions to enhance the performance of its medical and industrial components. This includes a Physical Vapor Deposition (PVD) laboratory, with deposition conditions that can be fully customized to allow deposition of various material systems as well as platinum group metal thin films and coatings.

New Coating Facility

The equipment features a process chamber dedicated to 2D coatings, offering a flat coating area of up to 6.0in (15.2cm) diameter with temperature control up to 800°C.

An additional process chamber provides the capability of coating 3D objects on all exterior surfaces with high uniformity and utilization, with applications including:
  • Enhanced component visibility during fluoroscopy
  • Increased charge injection capacity and lower polarization for neurostimulation electrodes
  • Anti-bacterial surfaces
  • Optimized surface area, biocompatibility, tribological behavior and wettability

Using its high tech equipment, it can deposit a wide range of materials, including:
  • Platinum group metals
  • Non precious metals
  • Metallic alloys
  • Ceramics, including oxides, nitrides and carbides
  • Insulators and semi-conductors
  • Demonstration of new equipment

Full control of input processing gases allows to offer reactively formed complex coatings, such as nitrides, oxides and carbides.

About Johnson Matthey

Johnson Matthey is a specialty chemicals company. It uses its expertise in advanced materials and technology to innovate and improve solutions that are valued by its customers.

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Source: Johnson Matthey
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