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Applied Plastics Develops a PTFE Coating Service for Stainless Steel & Tubing

Published on 2011-12-23. Author : SpecialChem

A highly precise PTFE coating service for stainless steel and nitinol hypodermic tubing that does not alter the tubing's physical properties is available from Applied Plastics Co., Inc. of Norwood, Massachusetts.

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.

About Applied Plastics

Applied Plastics solves coating problems. Working closely with customers' staff to determine what finish needs to be achieved, they then select the proper coating and manufacturing methods to optimize product performance and reduce costs. Most importantly, if a standard coating doesn't exist, they have the expertise and experience necessary to custom formulate coating solutions.

They can coat parts to meet the most stringent aerospace, commercial, FDA, medical, and military specifications. As one of the a select group of licensed DuPont Teflon® industrial applicators, with over 50 years of time-tested knowledge and experience, they are extremely well qualified to provide a full range of innovative coating solutions.

Source: Applied Plastics

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