Industry Spotlight: Pharmaceutical and Medical

Individuals suffering from physical deformities or injuries frequently require the use of prosthetic implants. And in numerous fields involved in the pharmaceutical and medical industry, medical devices of varying types and functions are used. These devices all have something in common in that thermal spray coatings can and should be used to package them, protect them, and/or extend their usefulness.

A&A Coatings designs thermal spray coatings which are biocompatible or bio active for use on such medical devices and implants and coat tools involved in packaging. We take the responsibility of assisting our medical and pharmaceutical processing industry partners very seriously and count it as one of the most important things that we do. In the coating of implants, a commonly, but not exclusively utilized thermal spray powder is pure titanium. We also use a rich variety of various other thermal spray powders.

What Services Are Offered for Spraying and Coating?

When it comes to innovation and research in thermal spray coating, A&A Coatings a leader in the industry. Numerous application possibilities have been discovered through our efforts and engineering solutions for the pharmaceutical and medical processing industry. The coating solutions that we offer for this particular industry can be broken down in the following manner:

Over-The-Counter Medicines

Over-the-counter meds, or medicines that are readily available at retail pharmacies and discount department stores, sell encapsulated medicines that are packaged with the use of heat shrink tunnels. To accomplish the heat seal needed for this packaging, an L-bar sealer is used. To get the product to the heated chamber, a belt is used. A&A Coatings, in order to provide a thermal formed plastics seamless closure, uses an application involving thermal spray technology.

Medical Devices

For the application involving medical devices, it is strongly recommended that Vacuum Plasma Coatings, Vacuum Arc Spray Coatings, and Air Plasma Coatings are used. For the prognosis, treatment, and diagnosis of diseases, a vast array of articles are used. In the family of medical devices, apparatus, implants, and instruments are just some of those articles. Our solutions for biomedical implants and specialized thermal spray coatings are made with these articles in mind. The aim is to create fully biocompatible porous coatings which serve two purposes: they must form a special bond with human tissue as well as being fully biocompatible with it.

Packaging Medical Products

As with over-the-counter meds, specific packaging requirements come into play here – namely, multilayered breathable polyfilms. We coat the tools which package components, devices, and other items used in the medical product industry. Sometimes, separate facilities are required to execute a specialized process which sterilizes and packages specific medical devices. This is known as Medical Device Impulse Pouch Sealing. Understandably, a proprietary coating had to be developed and, after years of research, is now being commonly used in this precise packaging industry. The specialized development created by this need resulted in Cerami-Pak, a trademarked product.

Why Use A&A Coatings for Your Pharmaceutical and Medical Needs?

When it comes to the pharmaceutical and medical processing industry, A&A Coatings has a well-established identity as athermal spray company that is most trusted. For over 70 years, in fact, we have dedicatedly served this industry with great success for all parties concerned. It’s not hard to understand why processing firms in the pharmaceutical and medical industry choose A&A Coatings repeatedly for their products requiring a thermal spraying process given our quick turnaround time, competitive pricing, and the experience and expertise of our spray technicians and materials engineers.

If you would like to find out more information, contact us to see how A&A Coatings can help on the subject of pharmaceutical and medical applications.

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