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Coated Hypotubes

Applied Plastics offers a PTFE coating service for stainless steel and nitinol hypodermic tubing used in medical devices and catheter manufacturing tooling, without altering their physical properties. We can service unlimited OD sizes.


Our PTFE coating specialists can apply coatings to all variations of stainless steel and nitinol hypotube including spiral, skived, flared, crimped, ground, and slotted types. We will even source the hypodermic tubing and maintain an inventory and release schedule.

Our industry-leading, proprietary PTFE Natural® coating process applies a precise coating onto stainless steel and nitinol that provides optimum lubricity without flaking, cracking, or altering the tubing’s physical properties. Featuring the high slip resistance required for medical device manufacturing, these hypotubes are chemically inert, bio-compatible, and operate up to 550°F.

Apply our coating to your hypotubes.

We work closely with our customers to identify your surface finish and lubricity needs, and then we select the method of application to optimize your product performance. We are committed to providing consistent coating, and quality service. Please feel free to submit information about your needs, or your questions or comments using the convenient contact form below. Drawings may also be submitted. All inquiries will be responded to in a timely fashion.

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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.



    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.