SINTX Technologies, which makes silicon nitride ceramic materials for medical and non-medical applications, will celebrate its 25th anniversary in 2021.

The company says that it recently developed antiviral materials for use in consumer facemasks following the Covid-19 pandemic, as well as silicon nitride embedded antimicrobial surfaces and protective medical equipment.

SINTX next plans to expand its business in 2021 by developing its formulations of silicon nitride composites and coatings, including a silicon nitride polyetheretherketone (PEEK) composite for the orthopedic implant market and silicon nitride coated titanium for joint implants.

‘We made meaningful progress in our R&D, made significant investments in new personnel and equipment, and identified new customers and opportunities during 2020, as we moved beyond manufacturing spinal implants,’ said D. Sonny Bal, CEO. ‘The company will apply its knowledge and technology toward generating revenue in 2021.’

This story uses material from SINTX, with editorial changes made by Materials Today. The views expressed in this article do not necessarily represent those of Elsevier.