Available from Surface Solutions Group
Surface Solutions Group (SSG) has developed a new, breakthrough cleaning process that prevents the peeling and flaking of PFOA-free PTFE coatings from medical devices. Our new FluoroBond® PT process is a hyper-cleaning treatment that removes all the contaminants that are on the surface of 304V SS wires, coils, mandrels and other medical devices.
With our FluoroBond® PT process, you have the bonding strenth for the new water-base PFOA-free PTFE coatings that was the industrial standard for PTFE coatings containing PFOA.
Surface Solutions Group has experienced no delamination on guidewires that were coated with closely controlled aqueous PFOA-free PTFE formulation. This is not a new coating but rather a comprehensive process for ensuring adhesion. The FluoroBond® process provides adhesion of the new PFOA-free PTFE coatings equal to the "old" PTFE coatings containing PFOA.
FluoroBond® is a proprietary, multi-step process involving: (1) hyper cleaning of the wire surface, (2) application of a closely controlled aqueous formulation of PFOA-free PTFE coating to the wire, then (3) highly aggressive testing (saline soak and rigorous tape testing) to ensure adhesion.
Both patient and physician benefit from the SSG breakthrough. The patient benefits from the improved safety of guidewires that won't delaminate. The physician benefits from guidewires that deliver the smooth tactile "feel" that he counted on from wires that were coated with the original gold standard coating.