High Performance, High Quality Medical Device Coatings


Parylene coatings have been utilized in the medical device industry for well over 30 years. And yet, many people in the industry have neither heard of Parylene nor utilized its unique set of attributes. Parylene has been used to enhance electrical and frictional properties, provide chemical and moisture barrier properties, improve the hygienic properties of a surface, and sometimes simply enhance the cosmetic perception of a product. Parylene is also used to enable the application of other coatings (a primer or tie-layer role) and to control the extraction or release rates of compounds from within or on a substrate.

The webinar will discuss the different variants of Parylene, the unique and highly useful attributes of each, the VDP application processes, examples where the Parylenes have solved device performance and materials challenges, plus the latest Parylene coating technologies.


  • are non-allergenic: reduce or eliminate reactions to device materials;
  • enable drug/polymer combinations to be applied to metals otherwise incompatible;
  • prevent galvanic interaction between dissimilar metals in cerebral vascular stenting/coiling procedures;
  • enable non-biocompatible metals to be used in surgical instruments;
  • facilitate smaller device dimensions and tighter components packaging due to ultra-thin coatings.

Contaminant-free organic Parylenes do not contain solvents, catalysts or plasticizers and provide an impressive array of attributes, including ...

  • excellent chemical inertness and solvent resistance
  • superior chemical, fluid, gas, moisture and electrical barrier properties
  • dry film lubricity equal to or better than some PTFEs
  • temperature performance from -269°C to +450°C.

Biostable and biocompatible Parylenes have passed an impressive array of ISO 10993 and USP Class VI biological evaluations.

Lonny Wolgemuth
Sr. Medical Market Specialist
Specialty Coating Systems

Rakesh Kumar, Ph.D.
Vice President of Technology
Specialty Coating Systems

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