NEWS

  • The Parylene C is a food contact approved substance

    We are glad to inform you that the Parylene C is a food contact approved substance and is registered through the FCN nr 001777 at the US Food and Drug Administration. This certification will enable you to consider this coating for pieces intended to use in direct or indirect contact with food stuff. The notification was effective on 17th August 2017 and now displayed in the authorized list at the fda website www.fda.gov. Our team is available to answer to all your questions. Please don’t hesitate to contact us by phone to the +41329240004 or by email admin@comelec.ch.

  • “2017 TRADE FAIRS” NEWS

    In 2017 we will be at the following trade fairs:

    Country Fair
    Location Date
    Italyn   MECSPE Parma March 23-25
    Germany Medtec Europe Stuttgart April 04-06
    France Medi'nov Grenoble April 12 and 13
    Germany Sensor + Tests Nürnberg May 30 and June 1st
    Switzerland Swissmedtech Luzern September 19 and 20
    Germany Compamed Düsseldorf November 13-16

    Nous nous réjouissons de votre visite!
  • Free standing Parylene membrane is now available !

    Juin 2016

    Parylene films open new applications when used as a free standing membrane while keeping its outstanding properties.

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    Parylene is a polymer material, biocompatible, hydrophobic, and resistant to the vast majority of organic solvents, and even strong acids and bases. It is elaborated without solvent from an original process known as Vapor Polymerization Deposition. Due to its strong penetration ability (ideal for complex 3D shapes) and its excellent barrier properties, Parylene coating has been extensively used as an encapsulation material in various industries (electronic, medical, sensors, MEMS, etc). More recently, the use of free standing Parylene films opens new possibilities to further make profit of these exceptional properties.

    With an increasing demand for implantable devices, the medical industry presents a huge potential to make use of free standing Parylene. Indeed, Parylene films become more and more essential to the manufacturing of smart flexible devices (implantable electrodes, smart patches, etc…) able to adapt to the human body. In this context, Comelec will promote this technology in the frame of the European project “Informed”, (http://www.informed-project.eu/). Combined with other materials and structuring technologies, applications are infinite.

    The use of Parylene free standing films as membranes with tunable properties represents also an important source of applications, for example in the fields of gas detection or fluids filtration.

    Comelec has developed a manufacturing process to produce these films in large quantities and with high thickness uniformity. The main commercial Parylene grades are already available as free standing films with thicknesses in the range 5 - 50 µm (other on request).

    Depending on customer use, the Parylene films may be provided alone or on silicon wafers (up to 200mm) for further post-processing (easily removable from silicon substrate by delamination or resist dissolving).

  • InForMed Project

    march 2015

    > link to the project's site

    The goal of the InForMed project is to establish an integrated pilot line for medical devices. The pilot line includes micro-fabrication, assembly and encapsulation. The heart of this chain is the micro-fabrication and assembly facility of Philips Innovation Services, which will be qualified for small/medium-scale production of medical devices. The pilot facility will be open to other users for pilot production and product validation. It is the aim of the pilot line: to safeguard and consolidate Europe’s strong position in “traditional” medical diagnostic equipment, to enable emerging markets - especially in smart minimally invasive instruments and point-of-care diagnostic equipment - and to stimulate the development of entirely new markets, by providing an industrial micro-fabrication and assembly facility where new materials can be processed and assembled. The pilot line will be integrated in a complete innovation value chain from technology concept to high-volume production and system qualification. Protocols will be developed to ensure an efficient technology transfer between the different links in the value chain. In this context, the Parylene technology will be part of this pilot line by providing the final biocompatible encapsulation solution.

    Duration : 3 years

  • R&D news

    For nearly a decade, Comelec SA has been working hard in parylene technology research and development,

    For example, we have

    created a separate department dedicated to this work, filed a joint patent with He-Arc, become involved in two successive European projects (Multipol, then Parylens) and in applied research projects supported by the Swiss federal government through its Commission on Technology and Innovation, developed close ties with well-known (mainly swiss and european) schools and research institutes,
  • PARYLENS PROJECT

    2010-2013

    Parylens is an FP-7 European research project (with EEC support of about € 4 million) from 2010 to 2013 that involves twelve partners (academic/private research laboratories and other manufacturers) throughout Europe, This 36-month project began in October 2010,

    Its main objective is to develop the next generation of optical lenses, based on an innovative concept inspired by the eyes of humans and of insects such as the fly,

    Its basis is the joint He-ARC engineering/Comelec patent entitled “SOLID,” for SOLid on LIquid Deposition, which makes it possible to grow a (parylene) film directly on a liquid, The film faithfully conforms to the liquid and encapsulates it, This project also continues the work done during the preceding Multipol project,

  • Projet Multipol

    2007-2009

    Multipol was an FP-6 European research project (with EEC support of about € 3 million) that involved ten partners who also then continued with the Parylens project,

    The 36-month project began in early 2007 and ended at the end of 2009,

    Its objective was to obtain polymeric materials and multifunctional systems with specific mechanical, electrical, and optical characteristics, Based on the SOLID patent, the project’s major concept was the adjustment of parylene film properties through reaction with the liquid on which the film was deposited, The project succeeded in developing films with specific properties, and these results also led to significant progress in understanding the processes at work,

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