Medthin™ 16 TiAlN

TiAIN coating for surgical & dental instruments

Medthin 16 TiAlN, 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.

Technical data


Material Description

Titanium Aluminium Nitride

Applicable on the following materials¹

all Stainless Steels, Titanium and Aluminium Alloys

Technologies of deposition




Thickness [µm]

0.5 to 5


Cubic, Polycrystalline

Oxidation Resistance


Cleaning and Sterilization Resistance

Medium, all methods allowed



Electrical Conductivity


Antibacterial properties

Not measured

Nanohardness [GPa]

22 to 30

Young Modulus [GPa]

300 to 400

Friction coefficient²


Adhesion Scratch Test, LC3 [N]


Adhesion Rockwell or Mercedes test³

Class 1,2, HF1-3

Roughness (as coated) [nm]


Corrosion resistance – Neutral Salt Spray

Max 30min

Biocompatibility data for instruments

Passed ISO 10993-5, ISO 10993-10, ISO 10993-11


Delivered per request

MAF at FDA in the USA

None to date

Most popular applications

Color coding of instruments, bone cutting

¹for any other material please contact ionbond
²against 100Cr6 steel ball
³Method either by ISO 26443 or VDI 3198
The values given are approximations and may vary depending on the application, environmental factors and test protocols.