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Medthin™ 04 - Instruments

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Données techniques

Matériau Titanium Oxi-Nitride
Application Référence Color coding of instruments, cleaner surface
Couleur Gold or Grey
Plage d'épaisseur [µm] 0.5 - 5
Dureté, GPa 20 to 30
Frottement par rapport à l'acier (sec) 0.6
Reflection reduction Medium
Chemical resistance n/a
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Knee implant

Medthin™ 01 - Implants

A reference coating for implants

Medthin™ 01 coating is particularly suitable for improving articulating joints such as those of “Coating on UHMWPE” where polyethylene wear and ion release from substrates (CoCr, SS, TAV, etc)  is strongly reduced. The coating is applied with thickness of about 5µm and it has adhesion strength to metal substrates higher than 1.5GPa leading to pristine abrasion resistance measured under knee and hip simulator tests compliant with ISO 14243 and ISO 14242 respectively. Titanium Nitride (TiN) is deposited with latest generation technologies showing a polycrystalline cubic structure with a fine and very dense structure,  roughness (Ra) values below 0.05µm, ideal for articulating zones. The coating coverage is rather uniform on external surfaces whereas for inner surfaces a Ionbond proprietary technology can be applied in some cases. Ionbond can currently deliver coating service of “Medthin™ 01 TiN on Implants” from America, Europe and Asia and the coating properties/characteristics have been filed in a FDA master file (MAF) number 1413. The MAF can be referred upon request and common agreement with Ionbond.

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Medical Knee Implant Gold

Medthin™ 11 - Implants

A possible alternative to TiN - in line with existing predicates

Medthin™ 11 coating is known to reduce ion release from implant substrates materials such as CoCr, SS or TAV. The coating is applied with thickness of about 5µm and it has adhesion strength to metal substrates higher than 1.0GPa leading to an  improved abrasion resistance when compared with uncoated CoCrMo. Titanium Niobium Nitride (TiNbN) is deposited with latest generation Ionbond technologies showing a polycrystalline cubic structure with a fine and very dense structure, roughness (Ra) values below 0.05µm, ideal for articulating zones.  The coating coverage is rather uniform on external surfaces whereas for inner surfaces a Ionbond proprietary technology can be applied in some cases.

Ionbond  can currently deliver coating service ”me too” of “Medthin™ 11 TiNbN on Implants” from Europe and Asia using large coating chambers at attractive prices.

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Medthin 42 acetabular insert

Medthin™ 42 - Implants

Probably the best (hard) coating for implants

Medthin™ 42 coating combines high adhesion strength with low UHMWPE wear and nearly no ion release from the implant substrate reaches the body fluids from the patient. The coating is applied with thickness of about 5µm and it has adhesion strength to metal substrates higher than 1.5GPa. Chromium Nitride + Diamond Like Carbon (top layer) for implants, is deposited with an hybrid system, a combination of PVD high energy sputtering and Plasma Assisted Chemical Vapor Deposition Technologies (PACVD). The top layer is amorphous and has excellent sliding characteristics with extremely low friction coefficients against many materials including ceramic.

The coating coverage is rather uniform on external surfaces.  Ionbond  can currently deliver coating service of “Medthin™ 42 DLC on Implants” from America, Europe and Asia.

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Medical disco cervical

Medthin™ 43 - Implants

The high class coating for implants

Medthin™ 43 coating is excellent to improve articulating joints such as those of “Coating on UHMWPE” where polyethylene wear and ion release from substrates (CoCr, SS, TAV, etc)  is reduced nearly to zero. The coating is applied with thickness of about 3 µm and it has adhesion strength to metal substrates higher than 0.8 GPa. Amorphous Diamond Like Carbon (ADLC) is deposited with latest generation Plasma Assisted Chemical Vapor Deposition Technologies (PACVD) showing an amorphous phase virtually with no pores and roughness (Ra) values below 0.02µm, ideal for articulating zones. The coating coverage is rather uniform on external surfaces whereas for inner surfaces a Ionbond proprietary technology can be applied in some cases.


Ionbond  can currently deliver coating service of “Medthin™ 43 ADLC on Implants” from Switzerland, France and UK and the coating properties/characteristics have been filed in a FDA master file (MAF) number 1647. The MAF can be referred upon request and common agreement with Ionbond.

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Knee prothesis gold

Medthin™ 60 - Implants

The high oxidation resistance coating

Medthin™ 60 coating is particularly suitable for improving articulating joints such as those of “Coating on UHMWPE” where polyethylene wear and ion release from substrates (CoCr, SS, TAV, etc)  is strongly reduced. The coating is applied with thickness of about 5 µm and it has adhesion strength to metal substrates in the GigaPascal range. The ZrN layer improves UHMWPE abrasion resistance >65% measured on knee simulator tests compliant with ISO 14243. Zirconium Nitride (ZrN) is deposited with latest generation technologies showing a polycrystalline cubic structure with a fine and very dense structure,  roughness (Ra) values below 0.05µm, ideal for articulating zones. The coating coverage is rather uniform on external surfaces while internal surfaces are difficult to coat.

Ionbond  can currently deliver coating service of “Medthin™ 60 ZrN on Implants” from multiple coating centers.

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Medthin 01 Ti N

Medthin™ 01 - Instruments

TiN coating for medical instruments

Medthin™ 01 TiN, gold colour, has superior adhesion to the substrate materials with good chemical stability when undergoing several cleaning and sterilization cycles, which makes it an ideal coating for medical instruments. The coating  is deposited at temperatures between 150 °C and 500 °C depending on the application and base material.

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Medthin 10 Tibia Plate Front

Medthin™ 10 - Instruments

TiCN coating for medical instruments & hospital hardware

Medthin™ 10 TiCN has carbon inside the TiN cubic matrix strengthening and conferring a pink colour to this coating. TiCN has high wear resistance, high hardness, superior adhesion and is an excellent chemical barrier, which makes it an ideal coating for medical instruments and hospital hardware.  Its high resistance to alkaline and acidic cleaning and sterilization cycles makes it a superior alternative to chrome plating on surgical and dental instruments. Medthin™ 10 TiCN is deposited at temperatures between 150°C and 450°C. The wide range of temperatures allows for a variety of materials to be coated by means of adapting the deposition temperatures to suit the substrate materials without impacting geometries.

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Medthin 11 - light gold

Medthin™ 11 - Instruments

TiNbN light gold coating

Medthin™ 11 TiNbN, has slighter gold colour compared to TiN. It is very similar to TiN and ZrN in terms of structure and overall mechanical properties. The TiNbN coating is softer than TiN but it is well known and reported in the implant applications which lead that some instruments have specs using TiNbN.

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Medthin 16 Ti Al N

Medthin™ 16 - Instruments

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.

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Medthin 18 Ti AICN

Medthin™ 18 - Instruments

TiAICN coating for medical instruments & hospital hardware

Medthin™ 18 TiAlCN is a multi-layer coating with a TiCN top layer. The carbon in the top-layer of the coating accounts for further coating strength and it’s pink colour. Medthin™ 18 TiAlCN has high wear and impact resistance, as well as superior adhesion and is an excellent chemical barrier. This makes it an ideal coating for medical instruments and hospital hardware.  Its high resistance to alkaline and acidic cleaning and sterilization cycles makes it a superior alternative to chrome plating on surgical and dental instruments. Medthin™ 18 TiAlCN is deposited at temperatures between 150 °C and 450 °C. The wide range of temperatures allows for a variety of materials to be coated to suit the substrate materials without impacting part geometries and bulk material properties.

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Medthin 20

Medthin™ 20 - Instruments

AITiN coating with great chemical barrier function

Medthin™ 20 AlTiN is widely used for the coating of medical instruments due to its anti-glare properties, superior adhesion high scratch resistance properties and its excellent chemical barrier function. The low light reflection properties help reducing surgeons’ eye fatigue during surgeries.

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Medical bohrer

Medthin™ 30 - Instruments

CrN coating for surgical & dental instruments

Medthin™ 30 CrN, has silver-grey color, shows high fracture toughness, wear resistance and adhesion, making it an ideal coating for high impact and load carrying applications. The high resistance to alkaline and acidic cleaning and sterilization cycles, in combination with its other properties makes it a superior alternative to chrome plating on surgical and dental instruments. Due to its low Youngs modulus , the CrN is one of the most ductile PVD coating which can be deposited very thin (less than 1µm) as well as with coating thicknesses that can reach 10µm.

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Medthin 33 Bone punch

Medthin™ 33 - Instruments

CrCN coating for all types of surgical instruments

Medthin™ 33 CrCN, is a unique coating that combines the excellent adhesion and fracture toughness of CrN with the low light reflection properties of AlTiN and makes it an ideal coating for all kinds of surgical instruments.

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Medthin 36

Medthin™ 36 - Instruments

MeDLC coating for surgical instruments

Medthin™ 36 MeDLC, a black color coating with high abrasive and scratch resistance. Produced in large coating chambers, the process allows large volumes of surgical instruments to be coated with good adhesion and color stability.

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Medthin 40 black

Medthin™ 40 - Instruments

MeDLC coating for complex shape parts

Medthin™ 40 “Metal Diamond Like Carbon” , is a low surface roughness coating based on Carbon amorphous phase embedding the crystalline crystals of Tungsten Carbide. The coating is harder than Medthin™ 33 CrCN and it can be declined in grey or black color. The advantage of “Metal DLC” coatings is that they are easier to apply to complex geometries and rough surface preparations due to their low hardness and high ductility keeping a very low friction coefficient. Ideal when a high confidence of coating adhesion over the entire complex shape parts is required combined with good mechanical performance.

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Medthin 41 Bone punch

Medthin™ 41 - Instruments

DLC coating with improved scratch resistance

Medthin™ 41 DLC is a multilayer coating with a WCC base layer and a pure DLC (carbon) top layer. Such engineered structure confers to Medthin™ 41 DLC a high fracture toughness, improved scratch resistance, high hardness and low friction.

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Medthin 42 DLC edited

Medthin™ 42 - Instruments

DLC coating for surgical instruments

Medthin™ 42 DLC is a multilayer coating with a Chromium Nitride (CrN) base layer followed by a thin interlayer made of WCC and a top  DLC (carbon) layer. The base layers confer to Medthin™ 42 DLC a high load carrying capacity and improved scratch resistance whereas the top layer in DLC confer high hardness and low friction making this coating the superior choice for coating surgical instruments.

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Ionbond Medical Portrait

Medthin™ 43 - Instruments

ADLC coating for surgical instruments

Medthin™ 43 ADLC is a dual layer coating with a SiC base layer followed by top  DLC (carbon) layer. The two layers confer to Medthin™ 43 ADLC extreme smoothness, high density and hardness. Medthin™ 43 ADLC has been designed to minimize the friction coefficient and ADLC can work against ADLC in dry mode. This fine coating requires a high level care in surface preparation prior to coating and it justifies to be used only if the top performance is required, such as nearly no wear and extremely low friction coefficient. Its application on surgical instruments must be discussed with our engineers.

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Tetrabond Plus Tools - G/T

Medthin™ 48 - Instruments

Medthin™ 48 tetragonal carbon

Medthin™ 48 ta-C, a suitable coating for «fine» bone cutting applicable in small drills or general bone cutting tools.

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Medthin 60 Picture 1

Medthin™ 60 - Instruments

ZrN coating for medical instruments

Medthin™ 60 ZrN, has light gold colour, features very good wear resistance, low stress, high adhesion and an excellent chemical barrier function. It is an alternative to Medthin™ 01 TiN, has superior adhesion to the substrate materials with good chemical stability when undergoing several cleaning and sterilization cycles, which makes it an ideal coating for medical instruments. The coating  is deposited at temperatures between 150°C and 500°C depending on the application and base material.

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Medthin 61 Color palette

Medthin™ 61 - Instruments

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