SSG to Showcase New Controlled Environment Facility at MD&M West

Posted: 1/26/2017

FOR RELEASE - January 26, 2017

CHICAGO, IL - Surface Solutions Group, LLC (SSG), an industry leading automated applicator of PTFE and other non-stick coatings used in the medical device industry, will be 'telling their clean story' in a new video debuting in Booth #1492  at the Medical Design & Manufacturing Conference and Expo (MD&M West) in Anaheim, California, Feruary 7 - 9, 2017.

MD&M West attendees are invited to meet the SSG team and view the video, which showcases the clean, end-to-end production workflow in their newly built, controlled environment facility. SSG has devoted more than 28,000 square feet to the development and application of functional medical device coatings.

"Our clients have called it 'one of the most advanced facilities in the world' for the application of PTFE coatings," said George Osterhout, SSG President. "It's been constructed to the levels of a device manufacturer. All incoming air is HEPA-filtered; each coating room has its own HVAC unit, precisely controlling the operating temperatures and humidity. The hydrophilic production area includes gowning procedures to reduce air- and human-borne contaminants."

"Combining the benefits of our new, controlled environment facility with SSG's proprietary FluoroBond®-PT automated process further enhances our commitment to quality," added Osterhout. "To date, there has been no delamination in the field on guild wires that were coated in our facility with SSG's unique FluoroBond®-PT process."

FluoroBond®-PT is a unique, environmentally friendly treatment process developed by SSG to hyper clean and remove iron oxides on stainless steel and nitinol substrates, prior to coating. This solves the dangerous PTFE coating delamination issues experienced in catheterization labs, operating rooms, and doctor's offices. 

About Surface Solutions Group
Surface Solutions Group is dedicated to developing innovative coating solutions for the medical device industry. With over 50 years of coating industry experience, SSG's coating technologies, extensive automation and state-of-the-art facility provides its customers with consistently applied coatings on medical devices that follow stringent quality processes, and meet its customers' demanding performance requirements. SSG's customers include some of the largest names in the medical device industry. To learn more about SSG's capabilities, visit or call 773-427-2084.

Surface Solutions Group, LLC
Mike Osterhout
773-427-2084 x 169