Dry Lubricants in Medical Devices

Providing lubrication and corrosion protection to Medical Applications

Continual advances in the medical arena are leading to the development of medical products that benefit from the properties imparted by the surface treatment of components with dry/solid film lubricants. Micro Surface Corporation supplies medical equipment manufacturers with lubrication solutions which can meet unique application and performance requirements.

Our Products and Their Features

Dry Film Lubricants are designed to meet functional requirements across different medical applications. We offer the following solution-driven products for medical applications:

  • Tungsten Disulfide (WS2): This is our most popular solution in medical and pharmaceutical applications. Applied utilizing our proprietary Process SL-39, WS2 is compliant with ISO-10993 biocompatibilty and USP Class 6 standards. WS2 can reduce or eliminate galling and fretting in the assembly and operation of tight tolerance bearings, threaded components and other medical devices. Additionally, as a mold release treatment it can improve release and through-put on complicated molding operations. Meets AMS 2530 and DOD-L-85645A Type 1 specifications.
  • Molybdenum Disulfide (MoS2): Micro Surface Corporation provides a wide variety of MoS2 based solutions for components requiring lubrication and corrosion protection that cannot be achieved with hydrocarbon based lubricants. We offer an impinged coating that is thin, durable and vacuum compatible. There are also options available that include the use of resins and binders as well as heat curing that provide not only lubrication but also excellent corrosion inhibiting properties. MoS2 is not typically used in In-Vivo applications. It is an excellent solution for valves, lead screws, pumps and more. Meets AMS 2526, MIL-PRF-46010, AS 5272, MIL-L-23398 specifications. Please inquire about other AMS, AS or MIL specs.
  • MS-1216 Micro-Lube Lithium Based Lubricant: This is a multi-purpose lubricant grease that is an excellent choice in the manufacturing environment. It is extremely tacky, will not wash out, and provides protection against hot, cold and salt water and steam. Use in hard to reach areas requiring long term lubrication. Effective from 10 – 385 degrees F.


We have applied our lubricants to a wide variety of medical products, meeting the demands of various applications, such as:

  • Medical Device Mold Equipment
  • Valves
  • Pump Components
  • Surgical Instruments
  • Endosurgery Tools
  • Threaded Fasteners and Components

Please contact us to see if we can provide a solution to your lubrication or wear problem.




Microsurface Corporation is open for business, though at a limited capacity

The US Department of Homeland Security has deemed certain types of businesses as “essential” businesses. Microsurface Corporation is one of the businesses deemed as “essential” based on supporting customers in “Critical Infrastructure Sectors” as determined by the federal government. These sectors include: Critical Manufacturing; Government Facilities; Nuclear Reactors, Materials, and Waste; Defense Industrial Base; and Communications.

We are committed to the safety and health of our employees, our community, and our customers. All office and supporting staff will continue to work from home and shelter in place. Those who are required to come into our facility will make all possible efforts minimize to contact with one another while they work through this pandemic.

To that end, please keep in mind that we are currently running with limited staff and shorter hours. For fastest response please contact us directly by email at info@ws2coating.com or call (408) 723-0700 to check current status.

Our staff is working diligently to process all current or previously delayed orders and move forward with new orders.

Thank you for your patience and understanding during this difficult time.
-Brian Geranen, President