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PTFE-based markings won’t affect diameter, performance of plastic medical devices

Surface Solutions Group LLC (Chicago) provides a range of coating technologies specifically designed for medical device applications. In particular, the company has developed a banding technology called VisiMark that applies PTFE-based markings on a PTFE-coated substrate so that physicians have visual verification of the depth of insertion of a cannula or other medical device. The company will feature this technology and other products in booth 868 at Medical Design & Manufacturing (MD&M) East in New York City on June 14 to 16.

VisiMark technology produces a permanent, high-contrast mark in a variety of color combinations. The marking does not significantly alter the thickness of the medical-grade PTFE coating on the device and it maintains a smooth surface with a low coefficient of friction. The markings cannot become dislodged.

Co-located with PLASTEC East, MD&M East is UBM America’s largest East Coast medical technology trade show and conference. The event recently announced a partnership with the MedTech Association, a New York–based trade association for the bioscience and medical technology industry. The inaugural New York Medtech Week will run on June 14 to 16, 2016, at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City.

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