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 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.
Our Quick Ship Selection
Our best-in-class PTFE coated mandrels aid in the manufacturing of advanced catheter systems
Coated Fine Wire
We coat fine wire with a thin, smooth, lubricious coating for optimum release or slip properties
We offer a class-leading PTFE coating service for stainless steel and nitinol hypotubes.
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
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.
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.
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.
Virtually no solid substances permanently adhere to PTFE Natural® coating
Most chemical environments do not affect PTFE Natural® coatings.
The proprietary PTFE Natural® coating process enhances the substrate bonding surface to provide optimum lubricity without flaking or cracking.
PTFE Natural® finishes are hydrophobic allowing for easier and more complete cleanup.
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. 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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