SOURCE: Applied Plastics Co., Inc.

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March 25, 2011 09:04 ET

PTFE Coated Mandrels From Applied Plastics for Fuse Welding and Tipping

NORWOOD, MA--(Marketwire - March 25, 2011) - Applied Plastics Co., Inc. has announced that it maintains an extensive inventory of medical-grade, precision PTFE coated stainless steel or nitinol forming mandrels that are designed for manufacturing stent delivery systems. These mandrels prevent sticking and simplify catheter removal in fuse welding and tipping operations.

Applied PTFE Natural® Coated Mandrels are non-flaking and provide a smooth anti-stick surface that can withstand up to 288°C continuous, with excursions to 371°C. Designed to prevent sticking and simplify catheter removal in fuse welding and tipping operations, these stainless steel or nitinol forming mandrels exhibit a 0.05 coefficient of friction per ASTM-1894.

Maintaining an inventory of over 50,000 pieces, Applied PTFE Natural® Coated Mandrels are available in sizes from 0.004" to 0.070" O.D., including many fractional sizes from 0.004" to 0.040" O.D. with ±0.0003" standard tolerances, custom to ±0.0001", and precision cut lengths to 12 ft.

Applied PTFE Natural® Coated Mandrels are priced from $1.29 per foot, 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 coating 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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