Industrial Coatings Blog

Orion’s Life-Saving Application for Low Friction Bonded Coatings: Emergency Auto-Injectors

July 23, 2018

Orion applies low friction, corrosion resistant bonded coatings to springs used in devices that prevent life-threatening asthma attacks and emergency anaphylaxis. This life-saving device is often stored in homes, schools, hospitals, and workplaces for long periods of time until it is needed to provide life-saving care. Our FluoroBond® family of […]

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Improving the Surface Friction of Silicone Elastomer Parts

May 29, 2014

The relatively high coefficient of friction of silicone elastomers can limit the range of applications of these materials. A liquid silicone rubber top coat can be used to improve surface friction of silicone elastomer parts. It can be applied using conventional coating methods. The performance benefits it offers and potential […]

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Silver-Coated Endotracheal Tubes Cut Down on Infections

May 14, 2014

Silver-Coated Endotracheal Tubes Cut Down on Infections By Steven Reinberg – The Washington Post HealthDay Reporter – Monday, May 19, 2008; 12:00 AM MONDAY, May 19 (HealthDay News) — Endotracheal tubes coated with silver dramatically reduce infections from highly resistant bacteria, researchers report. Patients on ventilators breathe through a tube […]

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Nanotech Silver Fights Microbes in Medical Devices

May 8, 2014

Nanotech Silver Fights Microbes in Medical Devices – Nanoengineering could solve problems associated with applying silver as an antimicrobial agent to medical devices. David Tobler and Lenna Warner The number of infections linked to medical devices has fueled an explosion of research in surface science. The goal is to find […]

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May 6, 2014

Study Indicates Silver-coated Catheters Reduce Urinary Tract Infections 05/01/2008 Using silver-coated catheters for patients significantly reduced the most common hospital-acquired infection, according to a study published in the April issue of Urologic Nursing, the journal of the Society of Urological Nurses and Associates. Two nurses from a 42-bed rehabilitation hospital […]

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