SOURCE: Applied Plastics Co., Inc.

Applied Plastics Co., Inc.

July 17, 2012 09:03 ET

Applied Plastics' PTFE Coated Mandrels Block Tubing From Shrinking

NORWOOD, MA--(Marketwire - Jul 17, 2012) - Applied Plastics Co., Inc. has a full line of blockers coated with Teflon® (forming mandrels) in stock that maintain tight tolerances on the inside diameter of catheter shafts.

Applied Plastics' PTFE Coated Mandrels are offered in stainless steel or nitinol to prevent sticking, block tubing from shrinking, and simplify catheter removal in fuse welding and tipping operations. They are offered in standard 0.005" to 0.070" sizes, in many fractional diameters within ±0.0003" of each other, and custom sizes can be supplied on request.

Featuring a smooth, anti-stick surface that can withstand heat up to 300°C continuous, with excursions up to 371°C, Applied Plastics' PTFE Coated Mandrels provide a 0.05 coefficient of friction per ASTM-1894. Maintaining an inventory of over 50,000 pieces, the firm can supply precision cut lengths to 12 ft.

Applied Plastics' PTFE Coated Forming Mandrels are priced depending upon material, size, tolerances, and quantity. Free stainless steel samples, pricing and literature 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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