Slipmate is a leading provider of custom coating applications for medical devices and surgical tools.
Established in 1955 in Illinois, the company is a renowned and trusted source for unique medical grade coating needs.
Medical grade coatings
Many medical and surgical tools, machinery and equipment require custom coating applications to ensure the safety, efficiency and durability of the device used.
Teflon, electromagnetic radiation (EMR) / radio frequency interference (RFI) shielding, Dykor® and other high-performance medical coatings offered by Slipmate are critical for the safety and performance of numerous surgical and medical components.
There are many reasons a device would require coating. EMI / RFI shielding is used when wanting to prevent any medical equipment from failing by blocking electromagnetic waves
Teflon polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) is needed to ensure a medical device does not accumulate any bacteria during procedures but also has high non-stick properties. Dykor is required when surgical tools need high strength and resistance to heat and corrosion.
If the product specifies high lubricity, corrosion resistance, and the need to operate in higher temperatures or remain static-free, Slipmate has the right material and experience to enhance your medical device.
Coatings for forceps, mandrels and scalpels
Surgical equipment must remain sterile and static-free. There are many surgical tools coated with either Teflon or other high-grade medically approved coatings.
These applications enable surgeons to more efficiently and safely perform vital procedures, as well as prevent any contaminants from forming on this equipment.
By coating these instruments using the services offered by Slipmate, medical professionals can shield from corrosion, chemicals and various bacteria while keeping the patients protected.
Specialized coating applications for medical devices
At Slipmate, the company focuses on the specific requests of each customer’s project to establish the best-suited material for their application.
If detailed masking is necessary, or more than one material is essential to ensure the highest efficiency of the product, the team establishes an individual, customized plan for each part to meet all requirements.
Various medical apparatuses involve the makeup of a combination of substrates. Slipmate specializes in concentrating on each detail, ensuring the performance and expectations of the final coated product exceeds its performance goals.
High-performance medical grade coatings and applications
Slipmate is suitable for a broad scope of coating technologies requiring many different applications.
The company can achieve PTFE and other fluoropolymers, polyvinylidene fluoride or polyvinylidene difluoride (PVDF) and antimicrobial functions, through spray, dip and robotic applications.
Slipmate believes in finding the most proficient method for each part, taking into consideration the intricacies of each required piece and production run.
The company excels in aiding in an individual’s prototype phase, running research and development (R&D) to test which application works best for production while listening to the customer’s needs and concerns.
Slipmate will follow its customers through the beginning of prototyping to full-run manufacture.
With more than 60 years of experience in the coating industry, Slipmate offers a variety of applications for your medical and surgical devices.
These materials are used across the entire medical spectrum to enhance the performance of these instruments while remaining safe.
Please contact the company to connect to one of its coating specialists and discuss your project.