SOURCE: Applied Plastics Co., Inc.

Applied Plastics Co., Inc.

August 24, 2016 08:18 ET

Applied Plastics Catheter Forming Mandrels Are Durable, Non-Flaking and PFOA-Free

NORWOOD, MA--(Marketwired - Aug 24, 2016) - Applied Plastics Co., Inc. has introduced a line of Teflon® coated mandrels that will not flake or crack during catheter fuse welding and tipping operations and are free of PFOA (Perfluorooctanic acid).

Applied Plastics' PTFE Natural® Grey Forming Mandrels feature a proprietary surface preparation process and a PFOA-free coating that will not flake, peel, or crack. Providing a 0.5 dynamic coefficient of friction, these highly durable mandrels prevent the tubing from sticking, block shrinking, and allow over 25% elongation to simplify catheter removal.

Ideally suited for catheter manufacturing, small diameter extruded tubing, and formed balloons, Applied Plastics' PTFE Natural® Grey Forming Mandrels are chemically inert and can operate at 600°F continuous. Offered in stain-less steel or nitinol, they can be supplied precut in 0.005" to 0.50" dia. sizes with ±.0003" tolerance, depending upon size.

Applied Plastics' PTFE Natural® Grey Forming Mandrels are priced according to size and quantity. Samples and quotations are available upon request.

About Applied Plastics Co., Inc.

Founded in 1954, Applied Plastics Co., Inc. is one of the original licensed industrial applicators of DuPont Teflon® finishes in the country and was one of the pioneers in the development of electrostatically applied powder coatings. Serving customers worldwide in virtually every industry, ranging from aerospace to medical, the company knows how to match the most appropriate coatings and application technology to meet your precise finish requirements. They 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 your coating solution.

Applied Plastics Co., Inc. can coat parts to meet the most stringent aerospace, commercial, FDA, medical, and military specifications. As one of a select group of licensed DuPont Teflon® industrial applicators, with over 50 years of time-tested knowledge and experience, the firm is well qualified to provide you with a full range of coating solutions.

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