Hydrophilic Coatings vs. Hydrophobic Coatings

Posted by Josh Simon on Fri, Oct 14, 2011 @ 09:02

An article I wrote for Med-Tech Innovation back in April that covers the crucial differences between hydrophilic and hydrophobic coatings is now open to the public.  Until now it was somewhat paywalled behind a free subscription.  So, if you have not yet looked at it, head over there and take a look now!


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Hydrophilic Coatings Webinar Available Online

Posted by Josh Simon on Fri, Sep 23, 2011 @ 02:11

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An archive of the webinar we recently announced on hydrophilic and hydrophobic coatings is now available to everyone for download.  Please stop by and grab the file and listen to it.

Click here to download the hydrophilic coatings webinar.

The webinar was sponsored by Biocoat and Specialty Coating Systems. Half of the presentation by Josh Simon is actually about hydrophilic coatings and the second half by Lonny Wolgemuth talks about hydrophobic coatings. Remember, hydrophilic means "water loving". Hydrophobic means "water fearing". The webinar sets the record straight on which is which and why you would want to use some in specific applications.

For both coatings, lubricity is discussed, i.e. how slippery they are respectively, as well as some basic mechanical properties and medical device applications. 

All in all, I am told this is a pretty good overview of coatings, and it is a nice place to start if you are just beginning your research on this area for possible future products or medical devices. 


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Hydrophilic and Hydrophobic Coatings for Medical Applications

Posted by Josh Simon on Wed, Aug 24, 2011 @ 03:04

Along with a colleague of mine from Specialty Coating Systems, I will be hosting a webinar discussing both hydrophilic and hydrophobic coatings.  It would be my pleasure for all interested readers to register and come hear the talk.  There will be an opportunity to ask questions afterward.

The webinar will cover:

  • Hydrophobic vs. hydrophilic coatings, and examples of applications that may benefit from one of these coatings.

  • HYDAK® hydrophilic coatings for medical devices are lubricious, abrasion resistant, non-thombogenic, and biocompatible. Suitable for coating vascular catheters, guide wires and other medical devices, they can be applied to a wide range of polymeric and metallic substrates.  Learn which applications are most suitable for hydrophilic coatings.

  • Parylene conformal coatings are ultra-thin and biocompatible, and offer excellent moisture, chemical and dielectric barrier protection to a wide range of medical devices and components. Parylene coatings also improve the lubricity of components and reduce surface tack.

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