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FAQs

What are the ME-92® Coatings?
The ME-92® coating is a biocompatible chromium coatings designed to improve the performance and appearance of medical instruments.

What is a normal deposit thickness? 
Common deposit thicknesses are .0001″ -.0003″ or .0002″ -.0004″ per side.

Can the ME-92® Coatings be laser marked?
The ME-92® coating provides an excellent surface for laser marking while providing a pleasant color contrast.

Why would a disposable instrument be coated?
A disposable instrument must perform as well as a reusable instrument and even disposable instruments require autoclave prior to use. Disposable instruments experience galling and dulling of edges during their short usage, but still must perform to a high level. The ME-92® coating reduces these undesirable occurrences.

Can welded areas of a component be ME-92® coated?
Yes, as long as the weld is machined and blended. This is a positive application to consider since a welded area is very susceptible to corrosion during autoclave.

What materials can be ME-92® coated?
Stainless Steel – Tool Steel – Copper – Brass – Bronze and Aluminum (ALCOAT)

ME-92® Precision Masking =
Focused Protection

Biocompatible Chromium Coating for Ferrous and Non-Ferrous Metal Surfaces

The ME-92® Coating offers the Industry’s Most Versatile Lineup of Biocompatible Chromium Coating Options for ferrous and non-ferrous metals in three finish options:

THREE FINISH OPTIONS:

  • ME-92 Satin
  • ME-92 Non Reflective
  • ME-92 Platinum

ME-92® SATIN

(shown on left applied to a base of stainless steel) Applied to tens of millions of devices, ME-92® Satin is our standard-bearer finish. As with all our finishes, it is bonded directly to the base material, is highly ductile and will not separate from the base material when twisted, flexed or impacted. Designed to enhance the overall performance of surgical devices; galling and fretting elimination, improved wear resistance, increased surface hardness, arrests corrosion from sterilization and laser marking, non-stick easy to clean surface, biocompatible and looks new after hundreds of uses. Unlike other coatings, removal and reapplication of our ME-92® Satin coating will not affect the base material or surface finish.

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ME-92® NON REFLECTIVE

(shown on left applied to a base of stainless steel) Designed specifically for use in Laparoscopic and Endoscopic surgery procedures, ME-92® Non-Reflective coating reduces high-intensity light reflection and glare while providing the same reliable, biocompatible features of our full product line. Laser marking and repeated sterilization protocols will not degrade the color. Unlike other coatings, removal and reapplication of our ME-92® NR coating will not affect the base material or surface finish.

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ME-92® PLATINUM

(shown on left applied to a base of stainless steel) A highly polished surface deserves a high quality coating. From maintaining cutting edges on polished drills and reamers to sealing and protecting a polished instrument with a tough, durable finish our ME-92® Platinum finish takes polished stainless steel to the next level. Our Platinum finish provides a long-lasting, clean, new appearance for premier devices and instruments. Unlike other coatings, removal and reapplication of our ME-92® Platinum coating will not affect the base material or surface finish.

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Biocompatible Chromium Coating for Aluminum Surfaces

The ALCOAT® Coating offers the Industry’s Most Versatile Lineup of Biocompatible Chromium Coating Options for Aluminum in three finish options:

THREE FINISH OPTIONS:

  • ALCOAT Satin
  • ALCOAT Non Reflective
  • ALCOAT Platinum

ALCOAT® SATIN

(shown on left applied to a base of aluminum) ALCOAT® Satin is our standard-bearer finish. As with all our finishes, it is bonded directly to the base material, is highly ductile and will not separate from the base material when twisted, flexed or impacted. Designed to enhance the overall performance of surgical devices; galling and fretting elimination, improved wear resistance, increased surface hardness, arrests corrosion from sterilization and laser marking, non-stick easy to clean surface, biocompatible and looks new after hundreds of uses. Unlike other coatings, removal and reapplication of our ALCOAT® Satin coating will not affect the base material or surface finish.

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ALCOAT® NR

(shown on left applied to a base of aluminum) Designed specifically for use in Laparoscopic and Endoscopic surgery procedures, ALCOAT® Non Reflective coating reduces high-intensity light reflection and glare while providing the same reliable, biocompatible features of our full product line. Laser marking and repeated sterilization protocols will not degrade the color. Unlike other coatings, removal and reapplication of our ALCOAT NR coating will not affect the base material or surface finish.

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ALCOAT® PLATINUM

(shown on left applied to a base of aluminum) A highly polished surface deserves a high quality coating. From maintaining cutting edges on polished drills and reamers to sealing and protecting a polished instrument with a tough, durable finish our ALCOAT® Platinum finish takes polished stainless steel to the next level. Our Platinum finish provides a long-lasting, clean, new appearance for premier devices and instruments. Unlike other coatings, removal and reapplication of our ALCOAT® Platinum coating will not affect the base material or surface finish.

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