PLATIT knows the specifics of coating medical instruments

PLATIT coatings have been used in medical technology for many years. Our PVD coating units provide desired characteristics to instruments used in operating rooms and practices:

  • Matting to reduce light reflection during operations
  • Protection from cleaning fluids and sterilization cycles
  • Protection from scratching
  • Cutting-edges that remain sharp so that wounds heal faster
  • Reduction of friction
  • Protection of the patient from damage or impairment
  • Reduction of the risk of infection and possible revision procedures
  • Antibacterial coatings for applications with complex shapes that are too difficult to sterilize
  • Different colors to distinguish between different applications

Our TiN, DLC, ZrN, TiCN, CrN and AlTiN coatings meet all requirements of international health organizations. Meanwhile, they are also tested for biocompatibility and certified accordingly by NAMSA by passing the MTS cytotoxicity (ISO10993-5) and intracutaneous reactivity (ISO10993-10) tests.

The medical suitability has been proven through several certificates, in which these properties are tested and proven:

  • Scratch and wear resistance
  • Oxidation and corrosion resistance
  • Maintaining sharp cutting-edges
  • Reduced friction
  • Smooth surface
  • Antibacterial
  • Different colors possible

You can view the corresponding certificates here: Certificates

Documentation and quality control

As with all aspects of medicine, the testing and documentation standards for medical instruments are very high. This is matched by the fact that PLATIT’s process control software supports precise documentation, process control and batch-by-batch traceability of coating processes. The connection to an ERP system also allows this documentation to be passed on to healthcare databases.

All PLATIT units are also suitable for certifications according to ISO.

Example: Turnkey system for Zirkonzahn

The globally active company Zirkonzahn was founded in 2003 and is based in Gais (South Tyrol, Italy). What began as a one-man operation is now a company with nearly 300 employees operating in offices and training centers around the world.

The company's goal is to support dental teams in their professional development through the in-house production of processable materials, CAD/CAM systems, implant components and all the equipment needed to manufacture individual prosthetics.

At Zirkonzahn, we have integrated our turnkey system into the production process:

With our comprehensive inhouse solution, Zirkonzahn can offer complete support to dental teams.