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Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Coating Markets for Teflon® Fluoropolymers: Medical Devices

The medical devices and equipment industry consists of roughly 12,000 companies with a combined annual revenue of $78 billion. The majority of the industry is represented by the makers of surgical and medical instruments, syringes, catheters, and hypodermic needles. The industry is concentrated to the extent that the 50 largest companies (e.g., Johnson and Johnson, Boston Scientific, Baxter, Medtronic, etc.) hold a 60% market share. Manufacturing activity is concentrated in the Northeast.

Key Benefits of DuPont™ Teflon® industrial coatings:
  • Low coefficient of friction
  • Chemical resistance
  • Release
  • Ease of cleaning
  • Regulatory compliance (FDA)

Typical Applications:
  • Medical waste trays
  • Surgical handles
  • Forming mandrels
  • Pill molds
  • Gel cap molds
  • Centrifuge baskets
  • Lab equipment
  • Dental molds

For more information on the coating markets for DuPont™ Teflon® industrial coatings and resources available, visit our Solution Center

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