Parylene is a thin film polymer coating that is appreciated for its electrical protection and ability to act as a barrier in a wide range of products and applications in industries ranging from automotive to semi-conductor and electronics.

It is in the medical device industry, however, that parylene has a more diverse and widespread use. The level of protection that it offers to critical components is unequaled by any other coating. Parylene is biocompatible, pinhole-free, extremely thin, and protects against the effects of fluids and solvents. No other coating can boast similar properties, leaving parylene alone on the top.

Parylene offers a range of benefits as a solution for your critical products:

  • Biocompatible- biologically stable and chemically inert
  • Non-toxic
  • Conforms precisely to substrate contours
  • Provides excellent dry film lubricity
  • Barrier protection against chemical, moisture and bodily fluids
  • Ultra-thin with deep crevice penetration
  • Unparalleled dielectric properties
  • Adds minimal weight and volume
  • Withstands sterilization (E-beam, gamma, EtO, autoclave, etc…)

KISCO Conformal Coating manufactures the most comprehensive line of premiere parylene products, the purity of which is superior to all others. The KISCO dimer boasts a level of 99.9% purity, while others are at 93%. Our most widely used parylene dimers are C and N, which are in full compliance with ISO standards as related to implants, cytotoxicity, tissue sensitization and compatibility, among others. With 10 locations around the world, and clean room facilities in each coating center, we strive to continuously serve you. Our products comply with the European Union’s Restriction on Use of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) and meet requirements for USP Class VI. In addition, KISCO Conformal Coating maintains an FDA Drug Master File which, upon request, can be referenced by our customers.

Parylene adheres to virtually any type of surface material, making it invaluable when coating the wide selection of substrates encountered in modern medical devices, including ceramics, plastics, silicone rubber, elastomers, metal or glass.

Typical products and components coated by KISCO Conformal Coating include:

  • Coronary stents
  • Probes, electrodes and circuits/pcb
  • Needles
  • Implantables
  • Catheters and cannulae
  • Mandrels
  • Hearing aid
  • Medicine bottles