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SSG to Introduce Sustainable, Compliant GlideMed™ Medical Device Coating at MD&M Minneapolis

CHICAGO, September 26, 2023 – ISO 13485 certified Surface Solutions Group, LLC, (SSG) a leading provider of coating technologies for the medical device industry, today announced that it will be showcasing its GlideMed™ sustainable, compliant coating along with its 12 other coating solutions in Booth #3226 at the Medical Design & Manufacturing Conference & Expo…

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SSG Announces Retirement of George Osterhout, Welcomes Kevin Hess to Lead Company

CHICAGO, June 30, 2023 – Surface Solutions Group, LLC (SSG), a leader in the applied medical device functional coatings industry, today announced the retirement of George Osterhout, the esteemed president and visionary leader of SSG and its sister companies Orion Industries, Ltd. (Orion) and Dimension Bond, Inc. (DB), and the appointment of Kevin Hess as…

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PTFE Coated Guidewires with PTFE Banding

Trends in PTFE Coated Guidewires

Surface Solutions Group contributed editorial content to a recent Medical Product Outsourcing (MPO) magazine article about the thrombectomy device market. Our subject matter expert, George Osterhout, SSG President, focused on trends in PTFE coated guidewires. Here is a summary of our contributed content, as well as other guidewire coating trends we’re observing. With cardiovascular disease…

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Coronavirus Update

To our valued and trusted business partners, I want to advise you that Surface Solutions Group will remain open during the Illinois “Shelter in Place” Executive Order 2020-10 issue by Illinois Governor Pritzker as of 5:00 PM Saturday, March 21, 2020. Surface Solutions Group qualifies to remain open under the “essential services” category and is…

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SSG Acquires ISO 13485:2016 Certification in Zero-Findings Audit

Surface Solutions Group participated in an independent audit, conducted by DQS, Inc., which concluded on August 8, 2018. It was determined that all the requirements were met for the ISO 13485:2016 Certification. The audit included a survey of Surface Solutions Group’s quality control, coating processes, production, employee relations, safety, and purchasing systems. The 3rd-party auditing…

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Quality Manager Laura Abad named in Products Finishing’s 40 Under 40

Laura Abad, Quality Manager, CQE was listed in Product Finishing’s 2017 list of the Top 40 Under 40! We are proud to see Laura receive this accommodation and are very happy to have her on our team. As stated in the article: Laura started as an inspector in 2006 and became the quality manager in 2009….

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SSG Featured in Cleanroom Technology

SSG was featured in a Febuary ’17 article on Cleanroom Technology’s website! The article highlights the many ways our controlled environment facility improves quality and cost-savings for our customers. Check out the full article here!

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Laura J. Abad Receives ASQ-Certified Quality Engineer

Milwaukee, Wis., 06/06/2015 – The Certification Board of ASQ (American Society for Quality) is pleased to announce that Laura J. Abad has completed the requirements to be named an ASQ-Certified Quality Engineer, or ASQ CQE. As such, Laura J. Abad has reached a significant level of professional recognition, indicating a proficiency in and a comprehension of quality engineering principles…

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SSG to Move to a New, Larger Dedicated Facility

Surface Solutions Group is Expanding! SSG is moving in 2014 to a new location called our “Campus.” The new facility is being purposely built for the application, research and development of coatings for the medical device industry. This represents a 5x expansion in floor space, from 6,500 to 34,000 square feet. The new facility will…

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Orion Enters Medical Device Industry as Surface Solutions Group

Initiation into the medical device industry for Orion Industries (Chicago) came in the form of a VHS tape. In the late 1970s, the company was contracted by medical manufacturer Baxter to develop a coating for early endoscopic instruments that provided permanent electrical insulation. New to the medical device industry, Orion required a better understanding of the finished…

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