Teflon® coated mandrels feature optimum release properties

A line of Teflon® coated stainless steel or nitinol forming mandrels that features a 0.05 coefficient of friction for optimum release properties is available from Applied Plastics Co., Inc. of Norwood, Massachusetts.

APC Teflon® Coated Mandrels feature a uniform, non-flaking coating that provides a smooth slippery surface which is chemically inert and withstands up to 500°F operating temperatures. Made from stainless steel or nitinol, these Teflon® coated mandrels will increase the manufacturing output of stent delivery systems and related medical parts, claims the firm.

Designed for repeated use because of their low coefficient of friction and ability to operate at high temperatures, APC Teflon® Coated Mandrels are tested in accordance with ASTM-1894. For a superior bond, the wire is grit blasted before the Teflon® coatings are applied from .00005” to .0008” thick onto wire from .005” to .45” dia., with ±.0001” final dia. tolerances.

APC Teflon® Coated Mandrels are priced from $1.19 per foot, depending upon material, size, tolerances, and quantity; with delivery from stock. Free stainless steel samples and literature are available upon request.

For more information contact:
Applied Plastics Co., Inc.
David Ring, VP Marketing
25 Endicott St. / P.O. Box 128
Norwood, MA 02062-0128
(781) 762-1881 FAX (781) 769-3349
e-mail: [email protected]

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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.



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.