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.
Our coated products meet design engineers' toughest tolerance & manufacturing challenges
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 0.20 µ, 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.
Coatings We Can Apply
Materials We Coat
NORWOOD, MA –– Applied Plastics LLC, a portfolio company of Vance Street Capital, is excited to announce the addition of PTFE Natural® coated hypotubes to the online webstore. PTFE Natural® is a proprietary coating process that delivers the industry’s most lubricious and durable coating to support advanced catheter design. Currently, the online store offers 100+ […]
We are excited to announce we have partnered with Medical Metals to represent Applied Plastics in the Northeast region as we continue to expand the PTFE Natural® Online Store. We look forward to working closely with Medical Metals to reach design engineers who are searching for quick-turn PTFE coated wire and mandrels that are incredibly robust, lubricious and have the ability to withhold […]
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Let our engineers help you find the right product or coating to match your application requirements and design needs. Contact us using the form below or call 781-762-1881.