SOURCE: Applied Plastics Co., Inc.

Applied Plastics Co., Inc.

September 14, 2011 09:03 ET

Extrusion Mandrel From Applied Plastics Features Biocompatible PTFE Coating

NORWOOD, MA--(Marketwire - Sep 14, 2011) - Applied Plastics Co., Inc. has introduced an extrusion mandrel for manufacturing and forming catheter tubing that provides a smooth, slippery surface to permit faster production.

Applied Plastics' PTFE Natural® Extrusion Mandrel is biocompatible and features a 0.5 dynamic coefficient of friction to provide a smooth, slippery surface which permits faster production. Designed for extruding small diameter catheter tubing, this silver plated copper wire with the PTFE Natural® coating is supplied in continuous lengths on spools.

Allowing over 25% elongation without flaking and failure, Applied Plastics' PTFE Natural® Extrusion Mandrel is available in .010" to .080" dia. sizes with ±.0003" tolerance, depending upon size. This precision, anti-stick extrusion and forming mandrel is chemically inert and capable of withstanding up to 315°C (600°F) service.

Applied Plastics' PTFE Natural® Extrusion Mandrel is priced according to size and quantity. Samples and price 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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