Applied Plastics’ Hypotube PTFE Coating Service applies a thin, smooth coating of PTFE fluoropolymer to stainless steel and nitinol hypodermic tubing to achieve optimum release slip properties. Capable of applying PTFE onto the O.D. of hypotubes with ±0.0001” to ±0.0004” tolerance, the finished hypotubes are available in green, grey, black, and blue colors.
Providing the high lubricity required for manufacturing a wide range of medical devices, the Applied Plastics’ Hypotube PTFE Coating Service can be applied to spiral, skived, flared, crimped, ground, and slotted hypotubes; with marker bands at precise, user specified intervals. Finished hypotubes are chemically inert, bio-compatible, and can operate at up to 288°C.
Applied Plastics’ Hypotube PTFE Coating Service is priced according to material, quantity, and special customer requirements. Samples, price quotations, and literature are available upon request.
Posted by Sean Fenske, Editor-in-Chief, MDT