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.



  • Medical technology (Life Science)
  • Pharmaceutical industry

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