Hydrophobic vs. Hydrophilic Coatings
Understanding the advantages, characteristics, and functions of a hydrophobic coating vs. a hydrophilic coating allows design engineers to make the right choice for their applications. “Hydrophobic” and “hydrophilic” are easy to get confused with one another and it is important to learn the origins of these words before even beginning to point out the similarities and differences. “Phobic invokes the Greek word for fear, so a hydrophobic coating “fears” water, and does not interact with it well. It may even repel the water. “Philic” invokes the Greek word for love, therefore a hydrophilic coating is “water-loving”. It readily interacts with water.
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3M™ Microfluidic Diagnostic Tapes
3M™ Microfluidic Diagnostic Tapes are designed for use as lidding films in both PCR (polymerase chain reaction) and ELISA (enzyme-linked immunoassay) applications; PCR and ELISA tests are currently being used extensively for medical testing, including those done for COVID-19.
LOCTITE® EDAG 7019 E&C Conductive Ink
LOCTITE® EDAG 7019 E&C is a blend of finely divided silver and silver chloride particles in a thermoplastic resin. It is formulated to provide excellent adhesion to the wide variety of substrates used in the manufacture of electrically conductive medical devices. This is a replacment for LOCTITE® EDAG 603...
Melinex® AF2 Polyester Film
Melinex® AF2 is a clear polyester film coated both sides with an anti-fog coating. Commonly used for PPE face shields. This film provides medical practitioners splash protection, reduced fogging, and reduced eye fatigue. Melinex® AF2 is a superior choice for use in face shields and v...
Melinex® AG3 Polyester Film
Melinex® AG3 is a clear polyester film coated on both sides for antifog and antiglare performance. Commonly used for PPE face shields, this film provides medical practitioners splash protection, reduced fogging, and reduced eye fatigue. It has a total light transmission of 94% and haze value of .9...
MELINEX® ST506 Polyester Film
MELINEX® ST506 is a crystal clear, high gloss, heat stabilized polyester film. It is pretreated on both sides for improved adhesion. It can be overprinted with a wide range of solvent-based graphic inks and varnishes, silver conductive and dielectric inks. It is ideally suited for graphic and certain circ...
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