Industrial Coatings Blog

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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Plastics Technology Magazine – August 2005

May 10, 2014

Composite Coating Makes Glass Fibers Less Aggressive in Sliding, Turning Parts By Mikell Knights, Senior Editor Fiber-reinforced and mineral-filled compounds are not always compatible with use in dynamic applications, where parts slide, rotate, pivot, or move across each other. “When a glass-filled part rubs against a metal surface or even […]

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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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Using Risk Analysis to Develop Coated Medical Devices

May 1, 2014

Link to Medical Device & Diagnostic Industry magazine – Using Risk Analysis to Develop Coated Medical Devices The popularity of coated devices is at an all-time high. However, there are challenging technical and regulatory obstacles when adding a coating to a device. The market introduction of drug-eluting cardiovascular stents has […]

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The Bonded on Bearing

April 21, 2014

They are good enough for NASCAR engines. Bonded bearing surfaces are coatings made from high-performance polymers reinforced with hard nanosized particles. Most engineers would jump at the chance to replace bearing inserts with dry lubricants. In many cases, of course, this just hasn’t been practical. PTFE and moly-filled coatings might […]

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Orion Industries Gainsharing Program

April 8, 2014

Click here to view the entire Gainsharing article: icon Orion Industries Gainsharing.pdf

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Non-Stick Release Coatings and Baking Advances

March 14, 2014

Release Me, Please Get ready for the new day in non-stick pan coatings. Non-stick release coatings and baking advances need a different level of care, yet yield high use-cycle benefits. The bun that sticks to the pan never gets sold. Neither does the snack cake, nor the loaf of bread. […]

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Orion’s Wally Slowik – Lunar Eclipse Photo

March 10, 2008

Orion’s-Mechanical Technology Manager-Wally Slowik’s Photo of the Day in the Chicago Tribune, March 10th, 2008     Eclipse from Elmwood Park (W.E.Slowik) The moon was almost finished putting on her red coat when I took this photograph, you can still make out a small portion under the full light of […]

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