TriboSys™ MDF | Medical Dry Lubricant
Advanced PTFE Dry Film, Superior Anti-Stick and Anti-fouling Properties
TriboSys™ MDF Medical Dry Film Lubricant is a specialized PTFE dryfilm optimized for medical devices. Our advanced fluoropolymer technology allows generation of ultra-thin films resulting in significant reduction in surface-to-surface friction and smoother operation and articulation of moving parts. Miller-Stephenson’s exclusive fluoropolymer resin utilizes both an ultra-low molecular weight and small particle size ( 1 – 3 µm) to provide superior lubricity, optimal adhesion, and extended durability in the ease of an air cure system. Medical device engineers that choose TriboSys™ MDF for their device typical observe elimination of ‘slip-stick’ issues, substantially increased component life, and easier to clean surfaces with lower build-up. TriboSys™ MDF medical dry lubricant is a multi-functional system providing optimal surface quality, self-leveling, and tenacious surface adhesion regardless of application method, allowing easy integration into medical device manufactures production process. Once cured, the deposited film is high temperature and autoclave stable. Benefits include:
- Nearly instantaneous cure time
- Exclusive PTFE DryFilm Technology, results in ultra-thin, highly lubricious coating
- Optimized for medical devices and medical equipment
- Safe for use on metal, plastics, rubber and silicone components
- 100% non-flammable, VOC-exempt
Specialized Fluoropolymer Chemistry & Optimized Lubricity
TriboSys™ MDF is a next-generation fluoropolymer coating formulation designed to provide consistent, reliable, and improved performance to a manufactures medical device. From its inception, TriboSys™ MDF was designed to provide robust and ubiquitous friction reduction across the broad range of substrates and configurations. Careful selection of inert carrier fluids for the coating means that TriboSys™ MDF can be applied to any plastic, elastomer, or silicone without fear of swelling, degradation or morphology change. Our coatings utilize a proprietary fluoropolymer resin and binder technology delivering superior adhesion and durability in a operator-friendly, VOC-exempt and non-flammable system.
TriboSys™ MDF Medical Dry Lubricant – Lubricity of a wet lubricant in the cleanliness of a Dry Film – a robust combination
Wet lubricants such as silicone and hydrocarbon oils provide excellent lubrication and friction reduction, however their are also significant drawbacks. Wet lubricants never dry, leading to oily parts, migration issues, cross-contamination, and messy application processes. This is further exasperated in the parts that are exposed to autoclave or high temperature sterilization. Moreover, these lubricants experience significant temperature-dependent performance issues, vary significant based on temperature exposure. Miller-Stephenson DryFilm technology offers a 100% stable and consistent lubrication coating which combines clean application, zero migration/transfer, and reliable lubrication across a wide temperature range and process configurations. TriboSys™ MDF is the path forward for device manufactures looking for the absolute best lubricant obtainable for the devices while also maintaining the highest of standards for device cleanliness and operational reliability.
Why choose Miller-Stephenson Medical Dry Film Lubricants?
Miller-Stephenson’s TriboSys™ MDF formulations offer the most advanced fast-drying, thin-film PTFE formulations for the medical industry. By utilizing our proprietary low molecular weight PTFE in our coatings it provides unmatched reductions in wear and friction between critical components without complex application procedures or cure programs. Our medical DryFilm chemistry offers superior application, unmatched utility, broad compatibility to the end user, yielding a uniform, durable, inert PTFE film that greatly reduces component friction and wear. We also offer the ability to rapidly customize TriboSys™ MDF formations to provide the end user a single source solution that is ready-to use.
For medical engineers looking for a permanent, high performance PTFE coating that provides anti-stick, anti-char characteristics for vascular guidewires and cautery tips, please see our Chemours Fluoropolymer Medical Coatings. For additional medical products, please see ShieldSys™ SB Medical device coating, TriboSys™ Biocompatible Lubricants, MS- 4000 – Surgical Skin Degreaser Plus.