New coating solution for hearing aids helps manufacturers comply with new PFOA regulations

09 September 2020

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Liquid repellent nano-coating technology specialist, P2i is launching a new coating solution for hearing aids which is compliant with EU 2020/784 amendment to EU 2019/1021. This will help medical equipment manufacturers comply with this recently-updated regulation, which significantly restricts the use of perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), its salts & PFOA-related compounds.

P2i’s in-depth understanding of the hearing-aid market is based on knowledge and capability built up over time. It 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 a trusted and established player in the market.

Simon Vogt, Chief Commercial Officer for 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.

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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.

Vogt 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.

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