Qmed nominated ProPlate's Meta-Poly as one of the top 13 Medtech innovations to be shown at the MD&M Minneapolis show this month. This is the 6th time the company has been nominated for an innovative metal coating solution.
ProPlate’s Meta-Poly coating innovation hit the market in mid-2016. The proprietary surface preparation and custom plating process is able to coat a layer of metal onto plastic, without the use of chemical etching or conductive paints. ProPlate officials think medical device applications are vast for Meta-Poly, but it could be especially useful for catheter applications, providing a better way to add radiopaque markers and current conducting paths to polymers. Because Meta-Poly can apply metal thinner than traditional methods, it can impart a performance advantage of a lower profile while reducing material costs.