CE marking - European Conformity

CE Marking Certification In Kolkata

In the medical industry, medical markings are very important. High contrast, permanent marks are required of implants and medical devices and instruments. As such the need for these marks has become the priority of most manufacturers of medical equipment and devices.

Medical marking may sound very simple but it is not at all. There are special requirements for the markings. One of these requirements is the elimination of the creation of hygiene traps. Moreover, medical marks should be able to withstand passivation and autoclaves. This means that the marks should be sufficiently permanent for ease in tracing the manufacturer and the material when medical implants, devices, and equipment fail in use.

However, the creation of hygiene traps is unavoidable in most marking processes. Furthermore, marking implants permanently is quite difficult because the marks need to be situated on curved surfaces. In addition, markings for implants need to be bold and clear for surgeons to easily identify them. Fortunately, all of these marking difficulties are overcome by laser marking.

The need to produce special markings that are permanent, high contrast, clear, bold, can withstand passivation, and do not create hygiene traps is important in many countries, most especially in Europe. This is because medical devices manufacturers are regulated by CE marking directives. The CE marking is a requirement for all medical devices sold in Europe. The CE marking signifies that the product or device passed the European standards for safety, environmental, and health requirements. With these, there is a greater need for employing laser marks for medical devices and equipment.