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  • Quality Manager Laura Abad named in Products Finishing's 40 Under 40
    Posted: 7/21/2017
    Laura Abad, Quality Manager CQE, was named in Product Finishing Magazine's 2017 '40 Under 40'!
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  • SSG Featured in Cleanroom Technology
    Posted: 2/20/2017
    SSG was featured in Cleanroom Technology, showcasing our controlled environment facility!
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  • SSG to Showcase New Controlled Environment Facility at MD&M West
    Posted: 1/26/2017
    SSG to Showcase New Controlled Environment Facility at MD&M West
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  • Benefits of Non-Stick Dental & Orthodontic Coatings
    Posted: 12/2/2016
    Learn about the various tools and instruments in dental and orthodontic offices and labs that are coated with non-stick PTFE. Use of such coatings brings many benefits to the tools and equipment used, including a reduction in the replication of the hepatitis C virus.
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  • PTFE Coated Stimulation Needles
    Posted: 11/21/2016
    Medical stimulation needles are coated with non-stick materials, like PTFE, to improve performance. Stimulation needles have a variety of uses within the medical field; their non-stick properties can make patients more comfortable, assist staff with proper usage and many other benefits.
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  • Visi MarkŪ PTFE Medical Grade Coatings with Banding and High-Contrast Markings
    Posted: 7/20/2016
    Visi MarkŪ allows for customized banding and marks to be included in the PTFE coatings applied to medical instruments to help identify the product and promote correct usage.
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  • Electrosurgical Blades and Tip Coatings in the Operating Room
    Posted: 7/19/2016
    ElectroBond coated blades and tip coatings offer medical professionals and surgeons outstanding benefits, included reduced eschar buildup, anti-microbial properties and more.
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  • Hydrophilic Coatings in the Medical Field
    Posted: 6/27/2016
    In the medical field, technology is making an impact in many forms, especially in the area of medical devices - hydrophilic coating applications are just one of those booming innovations.
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  • The Importance of PTFE Coating in the Medical Field
    Posted: 3/15/2016
    When it comes to non-stick coating, we often think of pots, pans, and various kitchen utensils. However, coating services are not limited to the food processing industry but are rather an integral part of a variety of industries which we rely on heavily. These include the medical, industrial, automotive, and chemical processing trades, all of which depend on a variation of PTFE (polytetrafluoroethylene) coatings to ensure the optimum function of certain processes.
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  • How Antimicrobial Coatings Kill Pathogens
    Posted: 3/15/2016
    An antimicrobial coating can be applied to great variety of products, and industries that have benefited from this pathogen-killing technology include the medical, industrial, food processing, automotive, and chemical processing industries.
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  • Laura J. Abad Receives ASQ-Certified Quality Engineer
    Posted: 6/16/2015
    The Certification Board of ASQ (American Society for Quality) is pleased to announce that Laura J. Abad has completed the requirements to be named an ASQ-Certified Quality Engineer, or ASQ CQE. As such, Laura J. Abad has reached a significant level of professional recognition, indicating a proficiency in and a comprehension of quality engineering principles and practices.
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  • SSG's Unique Surface Pretreatment for PTFE Coatings
    Posted: 4/16/2015
    Pretreatment for PTFE coating is the preparation of metal surfaces for application of PFOA-free PTFE coatings. This is an essential step in the production process. Learn more about our pretreatment process, which fosters superior adhesion.
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  • How to Prevent Guidewire Coatings from Flaking
    How to Prevent Guidewire Coatings from Flaking

    Posted: 1/26/2015
    The medtech industry appears to have a flaking wires issue-and the main answer to it may involve more stringent fundamentals around a gold-standard coating substance that has lost some of its luster.
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  • Bruce Nesbitt Speaks about PFOA and EPA Regulations
    Posted: 1/26/2015
    Watch as Bruce Nesbitt explains the mandatory removal of PFOA from the presently specified PTFE coatings and the EPA's position on the new regulations. Then, he covers the range of new coatings that are being developed and tested that comply with the EPA regulations and the pros and cons of each new type of coating.
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  • Breakthrough in PTFE-coated Guidewires
    Breakthrough in PTFE-coated Guidewires

    Posted: 1/26/2015
    With most biomedical procedures, success is measured in fractions of an inch--more commonly, microns. Exact friction-free insertion of guidewires, hypotubes, catheters, cannulas, stents, balloons, drug-delivery catheters, cameras, and tissue samplers is critical to the success and safety of every procedure.

    PTFE-coated guidewires are often used in the first step of many minimally invasive medical procedures. The preferred performance of a device is to have the lowest friction at the surface of the wires. Surface Solutions Group, LLC (SSG) of Chicago is a fully automated coating applicator for these and other biomedical devices.
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