Polyzen Develops Proprietary Dip and Spray-Coating Processes to Enhance Product Performance
Polyzen coats the medical device industry, one device at a time… With their proprietary dip and spray-coating process, Polyzen enhances product performance and allows for maintaining tight tolerances on wall thickness and other stringent specifications. Polyzen boasts significant experience in compounding the polymers with various functional coatings, such as antimicrobial additives, hydrophilic additives, and even drugs to allow for unique surface modification conformations.
Coatings are comprised of polymer solutions which act as suspending agents for additives either to cover or modify a surface, depending on the functional design of the medical device. These coatings provide a profusion of functions to enhance a medical device or component by increasing lubricity, decreasing tackiness, altering surface energy for ink adhesion applications, surface cleaning, or any other type of surface modification. The dip coating and spray coating process is suitable for applying polymer coatings on a myriad of multifunctional devices and components, such as stents, guide wires, sensors, wire cages, scope tubing, films, and medical balloons.
Polyzen’s capabilities go beyond creating a thin-layered polymeric film that encapsulates the device or component either internally, externally, or point-specific. Polyzen’s experience enables molding or coating a device in thickness ranges of 1 to 5 mils (0.001″ to 0.005″) with further capabilities of going in the micron range for isolated dosage of a coating or additive on the device. Polyzen prides itself in serving clients utilizing an automated dipping approach that allows for tighter control for holding concentric wall thicknesses.
The dip molding process is cost-effective for low-volume production of thin-film products, offering consistent wall thickness and uniformity, relatively low tooling costs, and fast set-up for new product development. Coatings are applied to medical devices and components utilizing two main processes, dip and spray, with innumerable benefits for medical applications. The spray coating process is advantageous for delivering isolated doses of a coating or additive to any device while maintaining control over dispersion rate.
Polyzen, Inc. is the leader in manufacturing specialty and disposable components and devices incorporating its extensive ground-breaking technological and material science expertise for both small and large medical device OEMs worldwide. From prototype of your initial concept to full-scale production, Polyzen has a proven track record in delivering countless, high-quality customized products using proprietary formulations in such processes as dip and blow molding, thin-film RF welding, extrusion, thermo/vacuum forming, and catheter and device assembly.