As such, the solution will help medical equipment manufacturers comply with this recently-updated regulation, which significantly restricts the use of perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), its salts and PFOA-related compounds.
P2i’s in-depth understanding of the hearing-aid market is based on knowledge and capability built up over time. It has proven expertise in protecting hearing aids from moisture, sweat and body oils. The company has been manufacturing water-proof coatings in the medical field for over 10 years and is a trusted and established player in the market.
Simon Vogt, Chief Commercial Officer, P2i, said: “At P2i, we have established a strong reputation for environmentally-friendly coatings. We ensure all those we develop do not use chemicals that are banned under the Stockholm Convention, and that they are always non-irritating, non-allergenic and non-sensitising to the skin.”
P2i now works with many European and Japanese hearing aid suppliers, and its hearing aid manufacturer customers currently account for nearly two-thirds (65 percent) of the overall hearing aid market.
Simon added: “Our success in developing this new PFOA-compliant coating further highlights our expertise in creating liquid-repellent coatings for medical devices and with it our potential to expand into other sectors of the market in the future.”
P2i’s patented pulsed plasma deposition process provides the highest levels of liquid repellency by delivering hydrophobic nano coatings on entire 3D products, on the inside and out. Its functional nano coatings provide protection spanning from humidity and weather, to splashes and spills and even accidental submersion. The company tailors its technology to suit specific devices: target market, performance requirements, and levels of potential liquid damage they will be exposed to.