Applied Plastics Welcomes Medical Metals as New Sales Representatives in the Northeast

Medical Metals


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 high temperatures required while manufacturing critical lifesaving components and medical devices.

The Medical Metals team has built a solid 20+ year industry brand while representing world class materials and top-notch manufacturing partners with technical expertise to their medtech focused customer base. We’re excited to partner with Richard Gordon, Richard Hecht & Paul Gratiano who together have a combined 50+ years of industry experience.

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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 0.05 to 0.20, depending on the 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.



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.



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.



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



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