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


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


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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:

Structural Heart
Minimally Invasive Surgery
Peripheral Vascular
Women’s Health

Learn more about our products and the engineering design process.

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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.

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 […]

Applied Plastics Announces Erik Wendehost as Director of Sales

August 2, 2022

NORWOOD, MA –– Applied Plastics LLC, a portfolio company of Vance Street Capital, is pleased to announce that Erik Wendehost has accepted the role of Director of Sales. Erik brings over 18 years of business development and technical solutions expertise in the medical device industry with a focus on highly engineered interventional components and devices. […]

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