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Oerlikon Surface Solutions AG
Pfaeffikon, Branch Balzers
Iramali 18
9496 Balzers

Medical Components

Medical Components Wounds from medical instruments with sharper cutting edges heal faster, while instruments with antimicrobial properties reduce the incidence of infections and avoid reconstructive surgery. Anti-glare properties help surgeons work faster and with greater comfort.

The advantages of BALINIT® hard coatings in this area are clear from multiple perspectives. They prevent scuffing and ensure trouble-free operation, even when running dry. Examples include the pneumatic components of tools for the implantation and removal of intramedullary nails and surgical bone saws. Coated components are moreover protected against corrosion during sterilisation.

The yellow-gold colour of BALINIT® A (TiN), serves to distinguish coated eye surgery instruments from uncoated instruments. The coating is also aesthetically pleasing.

There are many good reasons to use BALINIT® coatings from Oerlikon Balzers:

  • bio-compatibility certification
  • FDA (Food and Drug Administration) certification
  • cutting edges remain sharp
  • avoidance of tool changing during operations
  • improved tissue and bone protection through reduced friction/heat generation

 Oerlikon Balzers Medical Coatings

1. Dental instruments

High-speed dental drill gears operate without oil.

2. Dental screws

Improved screw adjustability. Reduction of torque during screw assembly combined with a higher retaining force.

3. Micropituitary rongeurs

Bone cutters with wear resistant cutting edges and black DLC antiglare coating.

4. Minimally invasive keyhole operations

The Knotless Fixation System (recipient of a Frost & Sullivan Product Innovation award) uses BALINIT® X.CEED Medical to indicate insertion depth.

5. Bone repositioning instruments

Wear protection combined with antiglare properties.

6. Medical instruments

Scratch and wear resistance, anti-glare and antimicrobial properties.

7. Bone drills and reamers

Wear-resistant ceramic coatings provide lasting cutting edge sharpness.

8. Bone saws

Oil-free lubrication and high-speed operation at low remaining temperatures.

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