The Surface Engineers

Medthin™ 16 TiAlN

Bronze PVD coating for color coding

The bronze colored Medthin™ 16 TiAlN’s high wear resistance and adhesion, excellent resistance to alkaline and acidic cleaning and sterilization makes it a superior alternative to chrome plating of surgical and dental instruments and is often used for color coding.

Medthin™ 16 TiAlN is also used for coating implants in order to increase the wear resistance of the components and as a barrier to ion release. It is suitable for implant systems with UHMWPE.

Technical data  
Material TiAlN
Coating thickness 1 - 4 μm
Service Temp. 800 °C
Deposition Temp. 150 - 400 °C
Hardness HV 0.05 2600 +/- 400
Deposition method PVD arc
Friction vs. steel, dry 0.6
Color bronze