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Nylon Coating and Medical Equipment

For a project to be successful, the selection of the powder coating type is often critical. At Secoa Technology, our technicians and finishers are aware that a coating can make or break the capability of a product to perform to its full potential. For longevity, durability and excellent chemical and physical properties for medical equipment, we often recommend the application of a nylon coating.

Why Choose a Nylon Coating?

Nylon-based coatings provide a commonly available thermoplastic powder popular for its abrasion and chemical resistance. Overall, those in the medical equipment production industries find nylon appealing because of the material’s ability to combine certain critical chemical, physical, mechanical, and performance properties. Nylon, including our favorite product, Rilsan Nylon 11, is easy to clean, smooth in appearance and very resistant to wear-and-tear. In the medical industry, these characteristics are very important. So, too is nylon’s ability to withstand the harsh conditions of sterilization and cleaning.

The need for equipment such as catheters and similar medical instruments, to undergo serious and regular cleaning is an essential and normal procedure for all types of medical equipment. Whether it is a bed, or finely tuned forceps, the use of a nylon coating can ensure the equipment performs optimally even after multiple washing and/or sterilization processes.

Another characteristic of nylon also comes into play when companies are considering the production of medical equipment. This is electrical conductivity. The use of nylon coatings on such surgical instruments as electrosurgical forceps provides insulation against electrical conductivity. This prevents the radio frequency current from traveling through the instrument and increasing the risk of burning non-targeted tissue in a medical procedure.

At Secoa Technology, we use Rilsan Nylon 11 for our medical equipment components. As a nylon coating, it provides the high performance and optimal qualities clients have come to expect from nylon and our company. To learn more, call us at 706-272-0133.

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