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




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