PTFE Natural® Coated Mandrels
Our trademarked PTFE Natural® coating is applied to a variety of metals, including stainless steel, nitinol and silver-plated copper, and used in numerous applications including catheter mandrels, pull wires, core wires, hypotubes, stylets and guidewires.
In addition to the online store, we carry an extensive inventory of PTFE coated wire diameters to meet your OD requirements.
We provide catheter engineers with class-leading mandrel performance characteristics to enable development. Coated mandrels aid in the manufacturing processes, and applications range from tipping and welding mandrels, reflow mandrels, core wires, pull wires to lubricious coatings for stylets and guidewires for highly engineered catheter systems.
Order PTFE Natural® Coated Mandrels Online
We are committed to delivering high quality components, held to tight tolerances and that meet our customer’s lubricious and robust coating performance needs.
For help with an order, call +1 (781) 762-1881 or submit a contact request.
Order a Customized Coated Mandrel
Send us your coated mandrel requirements and we’ll let you know turn around time and costs associated with your custom order.
Alloy • OD • Length • Coating • OD Tolerance • Length Tolerance
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Let Applied Plastics coat your product with our industry-leading coating.
We work closely with our customer’s to identify your surface finish & lubricity needs then we select the method of application to optimize your product performance. We are committed to providing a consistent coating and quality service. Please feel free to submit information about your needs, your question or comment using the convenient contact form below. Drawings may also be submitted. All inquiries will be responded to in a timely fashion.
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.
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.
Coatings We Can Apply
Materials We Coat