P2i launches protection coating for hearing aids

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P2i, a specialist in liquid repellent nano-coating technology, has launched a new solution for hearing aids.

The new coating solution, which will be deployed on a new machine introduced by P2i, is compliant with EU 2020/784 amendment to EU 2019/1021.

The solution is intended to help medical equipment manufacturers comply with this recently-updated regulation, which significantly restricts the use of perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), its salts and PFOA-related compounds.

P2i has proven expertise in protecting hearing aids from moisture, sweat and body oils. The company has been manufacturing water-proof coatings in the medical field for over ten years and is an established player in the market.

Simon Vogt, chief commercial officer, P2i, said: “At P2i, we have established a strong reputation for environmentally-friendly coatings. We ensure all those we develop do not use chemicals that are banned under the Stockholm Convention, and that they are always non-irritating, non-allergenic and non-sensitising to the skin.”

P2i now works with many European and Japanese hearing aid suppliers, and its hearing aid manufacturer customers currently account for nearly two-thirds (65%) of the overall hearing aid market.

Simon added: “Our success in developing this new PFOA-compliant coating further highlights our expertise in creating liquid-repellent coatings for medical devices and with it our potential to expand into other sectors of the market in the future.”

Neil Tyler

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, New Electronics News reports

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