Specific deposition applications include hypodermic needles, surgical and cutting blades, blood bags, filters and PVC tubing which require a coating to become lubricious.

3M™ Novec™ fluids can disperse a wide variety of coatings, including silicone, PTFE and heparin. These coatings can be successfully deposited on many different types of surfaces, including metals, plastics and elastomers. They have low surface tension for uniform coating, and evaporate rapidly to potentially speed your drying process.

Novec fluids are also able to rapidly swell silicone tubing and other elastomers, which then recover to their original dimensions on exposure to air or in a drying oven. Evaporating quickly, leaving little or no residual solvent behind they provide a safe, effective solution.

View the Medical Deposition Bulletin.