Engineered Coating Solutions

Best-in-class coating solutions

Medical Devices are becoming more complex. To meet these advancements in medical procedures you need a partner that can collaborate with you to meet your engineering requirements and quality standards. Applied Plastics has the experience and expertise to support you with skilled engineering support resources and superior products.

PTFE Natural Coating

PTFE Natural®

The design engineer's secret weapon

PTFE Natural® is a proprietary coating and process that provides catheter engineers with the best performance characteristics in durability & lubriciousness. We developed this superior medical device coating to provide catheter engineers with the best performance characteristics.

Custom Coated Mandrel Configurator

Custom Mandrel & Wire Configurator

From proof of concept to reality

Leverage our NEW online Custom Mandrel & Wire Configurator tool to identify material and critical dimensions needed for your new custom-coated & tapered wire project. We will create a drawing with the specifications provided and then call you to discuss your end-use requirements.

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Coated Mandrels

Our best-in-class PTFE coated mandrels aid in the manufacturing of advanced catheter systems

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Coated Fine Wire

We coat fine wire with a thin, smooth, lubricious coating for optimum release or slip properties

Coated Hypotubes

Coated Hypotubes

We offer a class-leading PTFE coating service for stainless steel and nitinol hypotubes.

Uncoated Stainless Steel Mandrel

UNCOATED STAINLESS STEEL WIRE & MANDRELS

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COATED ABLATED PULL WIRE

The PTFE Natural® Coated Ablated Pull Wires offer exceptional performance and weldability.

Exceptional PTFE Product Design Starts with an Exceptional Partner

Applied Plastics is a leading manufacturer and supplier of coated components to the advanced catheter industry. We can maintain the tightest tolerances and apply a superior lubricious coating to mandrels and fine wire used in catheter manufacturing.

    • Partner for prototyping and volume production

    • Best in class tolerance capabilities to +/- 0.0001

    • Superior lubricious Proprietary PTFE Natural® coating solution with a low coefficient of friction

    • Unmatched coating bond strength, durability, and temperature resistance

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Medical device markets supported by Applied Plastics:

Interventional
Neurovascular
Structural Heart
Endovascular
Minimally Invasive Surgery
Peripheral Vascular
Cardiovascular
Endoscopy
Urology
Women’s Health
Robotics

Learn more about our products and the engineering design process.

It's great to be number one.

"Having been in business all these years, it’s great to be number one - known as the best - someone that impresses your customers."

DAVE RING, EXECUTIVE CHAIRMAN

Superior medical devices require superior coatings.

Our proprietary PTFE Natural® coated mandrels offer unmatched benefits.

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Low Coefficient of Friction

PTFE Natural® coatings provide a coefficient of friction generally in the range of 0.05µ to 0.20µ, based on load and sliding speed.

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HEAT-RESISTANCE

PTFE Natural® coatings can operate continuously at temperatures up to 550°F and can be used for intermittent service up to 600°F with adequate ventilation.

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Non-Stick

Virtually no solid substances permanently adhere to PTFE Natural® coating

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CHEMICAL RESISTANCE

Most chemical environments do not affect PTFE Natural® coatings.

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ROBUST COATING

The proprietary PTFE Natural® coating process enhances the substrate bonding surface to provide optimum lubricity without flaking or cracking.

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NON-WETTING

PTFE Natural® finishes are hydrophobic allowing for easier and more complete cleanup.

Online Store Product Expansion: Ablated PTFE Natural® Coated Pull Wires

December 1, 2023

Online Store Product Expansion News! Now available in the Applied Plastics online store: NEW Ablated PTFE Natural® coated pull wires featuring Hyten and 304V stainless steel substrates ready to ship, complete with a certificate of compliance. The NEW Ablated PTFE Natural® coated pull wires are available in ODs of 0.006″, 0.008″, 0.010″, and 0.012″ with […]

Erik Wendehost joins industry veteran Steve Maxson’s podcast to discuss innovations in PTFE coating for mandrels, pull wires and hypotubes.

March 8, 2023

Erik Wendehost joins industry veteran Steve Maxson’s podcast to discuss innovations in PTFE coating for mandrels, pull wires and hypotubes. About The MED-EX podcast was started by Steve Maxson, Innovation and Business Development at US Extruders. The podcast discusses the medical device manufacturing industry, and it is a great resource for anyone looking to learn […]

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