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PTFE Natural®

The design engineer's secret weapon

As increasingly complex interventional procedures demand more and more advanced devices, medical device companies and product designers need a supplier who can hold ever-tighter tolerances by offering the most advanced, lubricious PTFE coatings.

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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

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Coated Hypotubes

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

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Coating Services

Our coated products meet design engineers’ toughest tolerance & manufacturing challenges

Exceptional PTFE Product Design Starts with an Exceptional Partner

Applied Plastics is a leading global manufacturer in the supply of coated components to the advanced catheter industry. We maintain the tightest tolerances and apply best-in-class lubricious coating technologies to mandrels, fine wire, devices, and components.

  • Partner for prototyping and volume production
  • Best in class tolerances held to +/- 0.0001
  • Proprietary PTFE Natural® coatings at 0.05 coefficient of friction
  • Unmatched bond strength, durability and temperature resistance
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Medical markets supported by our products and coatings:

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 0.05 to 0.20, depending on the 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

Very few solid substances will permanently adhere to a PTFE Natural® coating. While tacky materials may show some adhesion, almost all substances release easily.

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CHEMICAL RESISTANCE

Chemical environments usually do not affect a PTFE Natural® coating. Only molten alkali metals and highly reactive fluorinating agents are known to affect this coating.

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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

Since PTFE Natural® finishes are both hydrophobic and oleophobic, cleanup is easier and more thorough.

Applied Plastics achieves ISO 13485:2016 certification

December 22, 2021

NORWOOD, MA –– Applied Plastics LLC, a portfolio company of Vance Street Capital and a leading provider of PTFE coated mandrels, fine wire and metal tubing, announced today that the company is now certified to ISO13485:2016 for Medical Device and Quality Management Systems by National Quality Assurance, USA. ISO 13485:2016 is internationally recognized and specifies […]

Applied Plastics Expands Online Product Offerings and Availability

October 6, 2020

PTFE Natural® Mandrels and Pull Wires Now Available on Chamfr’s Online Marketplace NORWOOD, MA –– Applied Plastics LLC, a portfolio company of Vance Street Capital and a leading provider of PTFE coated mandrels and fine wire to the advanced catheter market recently expanded its online store catalog. Applied Plastics is now increasing its reach by […]

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