Hydro-Sil™ has a wide range of possible applications. However, its unique characteristics have special applications for catheters, guidewires, stylets and other devices where ease of insertion and manipulation are very important. Hydro-Sil™ can be combined with Heparin-Complex-T™ during application to provide anti-clotting effects when desired.
TUA’s custom application techniques allow for a well-bonded coating of Hydro-Sil™ combining impregnation and typical effects, resulting in a long-term coating with enhanced lubricity. Hydro-Sil™ offers extended life compared to other coatings currently used in the industry, as well as the additional advantage of gamma, E-beam & ETO sterilization.Hydro-Sil™ is heat stable to 1400° F.
No color consistency problems
Gamma sterilization allowed
Zero level QA reflection rates
No prewetting required
Use product directly out of sterile package
Can effectively be applied to all substrate materials
Medical applications include catheters (outer and inner diameters), needles, cuvetters, dilator/sheath sets, homeostasis valves, silicone drainage catheters, tubing and many more devices and components. In aerospace and industrial applications, the hydrophobic effect allows for complete elimination of moisture absorption, rust, pitting and swelling.