ElectroBond™ Electro Surgical Blades
SSG Develops ElectroBond Solving PTFE Performance Problems for Electrosurgical Device Manufacturer
The PTFE1 coating on endoscopic electrosurgical blades was not effective in preventing the buildup of eschar (burnt tissue) during surgical procedures, thus resulting in blades roughened by the adherence of tissue. The manufacturer of these devices needed a non-PTFE coating for their stainless electrosurgical blades.
The SSG team developed a durable high-temperature release coating material. Electro Bond was tested and succeeded in providing a smooth non-stick pore-free surface. Unlike the PTFE surface of standard electrosurgical blades and devices (ball, wire, needle, etc), Electro Bond resisted damage and scratching. Being 8 times more abrasion-resistant than PTFE in milligram weight loss tests, it successfully passed the scratch pad test.
The SSG team completed all the 510K certification documentation required for Electro Bond to receive FDA approval for these electrosurgical device blades and the manufacturer now has an internationally qualified Electro Bond electrosurgical blade that overcomes the performance problems inherent in PTFE coatings.
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