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Applied Plastics Offers Teflon® Coated Forming Mandrels for Catheter Manufacturing

Published on 2014-11-20. Author : SpecialChem

Applied Plastics Co., Inc. has manufactured a full line of Teflon® coated stainless steel or nitinol anti-stick forming mandrels that can be supplied cut-to-length for fuse welding and tipping operations that are designed to optimize I.D. quality and production speed.

Applied Plastics’ PTFE Natural® Extrusion Mandrels for producing small diameter catheter tubing allow over 25% elongation without flaking and failure.  Featuring a 0.5 dynamic coefficient of friction, this anti-stick extrusion, forming and tipping mandrel provides a smooth, slippery surface to permit faster production and help assure optimum catheter tubing I.D. quality.

Capable of withstanding up to 315°C (600°F) service and chemically inert, Applied Plastics’ PTFE Natural® Extrusion Mandrels can be supplied precut in 0.010” to 0.070” dia. sizes with ±.0003” tolerance, depending upon size. Grit-blasted using a proprietary process before applying the release coating assures the coating will not flake or crack, claims the firm.

Applied Plastics’ PTFE Natural® Extrusion Mandrels are priced according to size and quantity.  

About Applied Plastics Co., Inc.

Applied Plastics work closely with its staff to determine what its finish needs to achieve, it then select the proper coating and manufacturing methods to optimize product performance and reduce costs. Most importantly, if a standard coating doesn’t exist, it has the expertise and experience necessary to custom formulate coating solution.

Source: Applied Plastics Co., Inc.

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