SOURCE: Applied Plastics Co., Inc.

Applied Plastics Co., Inc.

November 18, 2014 09:03 ET

Applied Plastics Teflon® Coated Forming Mandrels for Catheter Manufacturing

NORWOOD, MA--(Marketwired - Nov 18, 2014) - Applied Plastics Co., Inc. manufactures a full line of Teflon® coated forming mandrels for catheter fuse welding and tipping operations that are designed to optimize I.D. quality and production speed.

Applied Plastics' PTFE Natural® Forming Mandrels feature a smooth surface that provides a 0.5 dynamic coefficient of friction to prevent sticking, block tubing from shrinking, and simplify catheter removal. Allowing over 25% elongation without flaking or failure, these extrusion mandrels are chemically inert and can operate up to 315°C (600°F) continuously.

Offered in stainless steel or nitinol, Applied Plastics' PTFE Natural® Forming Mandrels can be supplied precut in 0.005" to 1.0" dia. sizes with ±.0001" to ±.0005" tolerance, depending upon size. PTFE Natural® grey is available with zero PFOA. A proprietary surface preparation process before applying the PTFE Natural® coating assures the coating will not flake or crack.

Applied Plastics' PTFE Natural® 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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