Coatings for medical applications

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The use of non-thermal electron beams as well as our sputtering systems and PVD processes opens the way to the gentle and effective production of coatings for medical devices, instruments, materials and applications. We develop customized, application-specific technologies, processes and also equipment with which we achieve a wide variety of surface coatings. The transfer of these technologies to the design and integration into your production processes is our goal. You can find a selection of coatings for medical and biological applications here:

Antimicrobial coatings

  • Silver and silver-copper mixed layers e.g. on fleece and velour
  • Silver particles in a SiO2 matrix produced by magPECVD
  • For implants (stents, dental implants)
  • For medical instruments and devices 
  • For medical cover materials and wound dressings

(Super)hydrophilic surfaces

  • For stents 
  • For acupuncture needles
  • For dental implants

Photocatalytically active layers

  • For safety cabinets (chemical / biological)
  • For easy-to-clean surfaces
  • For the prevention of germ adhesion and biofilm formation

Biocompatible layers

  • TiOX, Ta2O5 for implants
  • Development of electron beam-based structuring processes for the use of diamond-like carbon coatings in medical technology
  • Ta and Zr layers on Ti alloy as protective layers for dentures
  • Carbon or carbon-based coatings with biocompatible properties for wear reduction
  • Development of carbon coating systems for medical devices

Other coatings

  • Disinfection and sterilization resistant layers
  • Insulation coating for pacemakers
  • Barrier layers

UV-activated surface funcionalization for hygiene applications#

A particularly critical cause of infection transmission in hospitals is the formation of biofilms in siphons located at the sink in patient rooms. When water enters the siphon, splash water and subsequent formed aerosols can release pathogens into the room and transmit them to patients and nursing staff. Even if the siphon is cleaned regularly and intensively, it is impossible to prevent the formation of biofilms in the siphon.