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Hydrophilic (”water-absorbent”) coatings are frequently used in the medical industry. If they are exposed to water, saline solution or body fluid, they form a very slippery surface, with hardly any frictional resistance. In the case of medical devices for minimally invasive applications, this increases the safety and comfort of the patients.

Hydrophilic coatings from ADELHELM are available in three versions:

  • adcoat® ML Hydrophil – M for metallic surfaces
  • adcoat® ML Hydrophil – R for rubber or flexible surfaces
  • adcoat® ML Hydrophil – P for plastic surfaces

Hydrophilic functional coatings are biocompatible and anti-thrombotic. They can be applied as a transparent or translucently bonded coating. The coating thickness of the dried film is 5 to 10 µm. An automated dipping method ensures high-precision processing.

In-house coating as an alternative to subcontracted coating

In addition to offering sub contract coating of hydrophilic coatings in our clean rooms, we can now offer you an in-house solution.
Through acquisition of our previous supplier, we can now offer you hydrophilic coating compounds for your in-house coating processes. This allows you to comfortably perform them in-house with your coating equipment. We will be pleased to assist you as a service provider in process planning and implementation.



  • Medical technology (Life Science)
  • Pharmaceutical industry

Describe us your project and we will find
the perfect coating solution for you.

Tel. +49 7121 98 8 56-0

USA Tel. 1-262-363-1701

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