In 2019 we will be at the following trade fairs:
|IVAM Focus Group Medical Technology||Comelec, Swiss||March 10–11|
|Journée Industrie||EPFL, Lausanne, Swiss||March 25–26|
|Sensor + Test||Nürnberg, Germany||June 23–25|
|Micronora||Besançon, France||September 22–25|
|Compamed||Düsseldorf, Germany||November 16–21|
Comelec organizes together with IVAM (International Microtechnology Business Network) the first Focus Group meeting taking place in Switzerland.
Representatives from different institutions and companies active in the field of medical implants will be present on March 10th and 11th.
In this particularly demanding field, we will be able to discuss these advanced technologies and present some solutions.
If you are interested to join us, please register and find detailed information on: https://www.ivam.de/
COMELEC SA EUROPEAN LEADER IN PARYLENE TREATMENT IS PROUD TO ANNOUNCE ITS CERTIFICATION IN 9100: 2018. FOR ITS SERVICES OF SURFACE TREATMENT AND EQUIPMENT MANUFACTURING.
La Chaux de Fonds, June 2019.
The company announces the achievement of EN 9100: 2018 (Equivalent to AS9100: D and JIS 9100: 2016) certification for its surface treatment service activities as well as the design and manufacture of equipment related to Parylene technology. This certification integrate a quality approach turned resolutely towards excellence in order to better support the technological evolution of the aeronautical, space and defense markets. It also demonstrates the mastery of its special processes as well as a rigor in the means of control. Comelec is already listed in the OASIS (On Line Aerospace Suppliers Information Systems) database, which increases its visibility internationally. Finally, this certification rewards the work done by the entire COMELEC SA team and reinforces the know-how and professionalism that has been providing to you for 40 years.
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 email@example.com.
Parylene films open new applications when used as a free standing membrane while keeping its outstanding properties.
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).
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
For nearly a decade, Comelec SA has been working hard in parylene technology research and development,
For example, we havecreated 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 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,
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,
Treatment services are our main business. We treat your items in a controlled environment meeting your specifications. We guarantee customised, optimal surface activation.
Comelec has a machine pool with various chamber sizes allowing us to meet clients’requirements for trials or for large-scale production. Based on your needs, we offer five types of Parylene ranging from the simplest chemical structure to fluorinated Parylene resistant to high temperatures.
Comelec has short turnaround times for treatment services. The standard time frame is ten business days, with expedited service available upon request. All parameters and operations are recorded for each treatment to ensure complete traceability in line with our quality management system.
Special offer for C25S – demonstration equipment
GENERAL APPEARANCE : Parylene is the generic name for a family of polymers with more than 20 variations. Only five of these are widely used. Thanks to its excellent mechanical, electrical and physicochemical properties, Parylene is used in a wide range of cutting-edge sectors. In contrast to other protective coatings which are painted, immersed or pulverised on a substrate, Parylene is applied using a process of evaporation in a vacuum chamber. During this process, a precursor called a “dimer” which comes in powder form, is heated at around 150°C. The dimer thus goes from a solid state to a gas ( sublimation ). The following step involves splitting the dimer into two active monomers. This separation occurs at 650°C in a tubular oven. Upon arrival in this chamber, the gaseous monomer spontaneously polymerises when it comes into contact with the substrate. Finally, gases that have not reacted are caught in a liquid nitrogen trap between -90 °C and -120 °C. The process uses neither a catalyser nor toxic additives and has a conversion rate of nearly 100 %.
Parylene is a highly technical coating that is ultra-thin and transparent, physically and chemically neutral, inert, biocompatible, insulating and protective, of a thickness that can be sized both easily and precisely ( from 50 nm to 100 microns ). It is totally uniform, pinhole-free and can be applied to small technical components. One of its most remarkable advantages is its form-fitting and penetrating nature.
The combination of these qualities make it an extremely interesting player in the most demanding technological fields, including electronics, micro-electronics, space and aeronautics, medical technologies, pharmacology (elastomers, silicone and plastics), sensors and mems, nanotechnologies, micromechanics, magnets and ferrites.