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Precision Decorating

Precision Decorating Chemical-resistant Nylon

With its own state-of-the-art manufacturing facility, Starkey is an industry leader in hearing-instrument manufacturing. Starkey selected Phillips to decorate parts used in the Zon™ with BluWave™ SP series of hearing aids that blend cutting-edge technology and exquisite design. 

Precision decorating, which Starkey required, is one of Phillips-Medisize’ many capabilities. Phillips-Medisize researched, tested and ultimately purchased Plasma Surface Treatment equipment to precision decorate Zon™ parts that are molded in a chemical-resistant nylon.

As a result of investing in its relationship with Starkey, Phillips-Medisize met the Starkey timeline, gained a valued customer, and acquired the knowledge and tools required to alter the surface energy of, and thereby paint, a chemical-resistant material. 

Innovators in Secondary Operations 

Phillips-Medisize has been an innovator in ushering these secondary operations processes to new levels of quality and cost-effectiveness:  

  • Decorating
  • Paint and Laser Etching – a process for creating backlit components
  • Masking
  • Painting
  • Plating
  • Shielding


“The Zon™ program was the first time Starkey required precision decorating on its product. Partnering with Phillips-Medisize enabled us to meet our design objectives and achieve a successful launch of the product, which has been very well received in the marketplace. We’ve been happy with Phillips-Medisize’s performance and our continuing partnership.”

– Jim Grossman, director of mechanical engineering, Starkey


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