Lubricating coatings reduce the sticking and friction of medical devices and parts that slide, shear, twist, rock or pivot. They resolve the “stiction” problems commonly found in surface-to-surface assemblies. Furthermore, they can reduce the coefficient of friction to as low as 0.06, making the devices faster to manufacture and easier to use. Many of the complex medical devices on the market would not be commercially viable without the use of a lubricating coating.
But not all Lubricating coatings are equal. This paper provides some key points to consider before choosing which lubricating coating to use for your medical device assembly. Download to learn more.