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HARDNESS VALUE
Durometer Scale
Custom performance. Precisely.
From design to production, throughout every phase of the manufacturing process,
Fluortek makes the most of innovative ideas that benefit product development,
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Transforming
challenges
into solutions.
EXPANDING
THE
PARAMETERS
OF
PRECISION.
PUSHING
YOUR
SOLUTIONS
Every extrusion that leaves the Fluortek manufacturing facility is a custom
FURTHER.
product, designed to the exact needs of our customer. Combine that with
the industry’s most accessible—and most responsive—customer service
staff, and it’s clear why Fluortek is chosen every day by medical device
At Fluortek, we do more than manufacture medical
Fluortek is a precision plastic extrusion manufacturer providing the medical
tubing that exceeds your performance requirements—
device industry with custom dimensioned tubing that continues to set new
we expand the parameters of precision with custom
production and quality expectations. From conceptual design to product
extrusions that transform your biggest challenges into
engineering, from raw materials to finished extrusion, Fluortek’s experience and process technology
your most effective solutions.
ensure that our finished product will help you make the most of yours.
manufacturers around the world. As unique as the products we create,
Fluortek can help you push your solutions further than ever before.
PTFE Tubing
One of the world’s leading manufacturers of custom PTFE tubing for the medical industry, Fluortek
offers a unique range of PTFE extrusion options delivering maximum surface lubricity, high chemical
and thermal resistance, biocompatibility, and/or exact extrusion tolerances.
Fluoropolymer Tubing
From pellet to product, Fluortek’s proprietary fluoropolymer compounding/blending process provides
Since 1980, Fluortek has been serving the needs of
Fluortek’s team of specialized professionals includes product development, manufacturing, and polymer
the world’s leading medical device manufacturers,
engineers, each experienced across a variety of medical device applications. Our expansive production
specializing in the creation of extrusions engineered
facility allows us to work with a wide range of fluoropolymer and thermoplastic materials, and comprehensive
to custom requirements and unique applications.
component assembly services provide the ideal complement to our production capabilities. Our ultimate
Whatever your need, whatever your expectation,
goal is to create solutions that drive your company’s growth.
Fluortek can take you from concept to production
faster and more cost-effectively than ever before.
custom color and radiopaque fillers while maintaining strict process control. Fluortek is one of the
few companies in the world manufacturing our vast array of fluoropolymer materials.
Thermoplastic Tubing
To ensure today’s most effective extrusion and catheter body solutions, Fluortek manufactures a wide
range of thermoplastic materials including polyolefins, TPUs, TPEs, and polyamides. Benefits include
high impact strength, ease of bondability, flexibility, and wide durometer range.
Assembly & Secondary Operations
One of Fluortek’s distinct advantages over our competitors is our ability to not only manufacture
custom precision tubing, but also provide expert in-house assembly and secondary operations. Fluortek
can deliver nonsterile partially finished or fully assembled devices to your exact specifications.
SERVICES
Offering one of the broadest ranges
of custom extruded product solutions
in the medical device industry,
Fluortek delivers cutting-edge creative
ideas that enhance product
development, reduce project costs,
and ensure product consistency.
Multi-Lumen & Profile Tubing
Assembly & Secondary Operations
Fluortek offers multi-lumen, OD profile, and taper/bump extruded
Fluortek supports device assembly and helps reduce costs by
configurations designed for complex tubing applications, available
performing value-added steps throughout our manufacturing processes.
in an array of materials and custom compounds. We welcome
With engineering expertise and a medically focused ISO 13485
existing designs or can help you engineer the configuration that
certified quality system, Fluortek can deliver nonsterile partially
best meets your needs.
finished or fully assembled devices to your exact specifications.
Heatshrink Tubing
Through vertical integration of manufacturing efficiencies, Fluortek
Fluortek’s custom heatshrink tubing is available for a wide variety
delivers cost reduction across all extrusion operations including:
of medical applications. Expert engineering guarantees optimal
functionality, and custom sizes, shrink ratios, and shrink force
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Single-Lumen
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Thin-Wall
ensure that your shrink tubing is tailored to your exact requirements.
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Multi-Lumen
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Micro-Bore
Peelable PE heatshrink tubing is available for post-process removal.
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Heatshrink
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Radiopaque
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Profile
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Splittable
Braid & Coil Reinforced Tubing
Whether you require flexibility, high kink resistance, or exceptional
Designed to help you reduce production expenses as well as time
pushability and torque properties, Fluortek can deliver braid and
to market, specialized secondary assembly operations include:
coil reinforced tubing to your exact specifications. Custom sizes
and designs are available for a wide range of applications; an array
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Thermoforming assembly
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Fluoropolymer etching
of braid/coil materials and patterns are available.
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Mechanical assembly
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Braid and coil tubing
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General assembly
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Custom material compounding
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Printing
Custom Material Compounding
Fluortek’s compounding expertise allows us to provide custom solutions
for today’s most exacting medical device needs. High-quality resins
combined with our proprietary compounding process mean the best
possible material for any application you may have, from small R&D
runs to large-quantity production.
APPLICATIONS
From R&D runs to full
contract production quantities,
Fluortek meets the exacting needs
of today’s leading medical device
manufacturers while fulfilling
the requirements of a variety
of device applications.
Central Venous Catheters (CVCs)
Reinforced Introducers/Dilators
Packaging Tubes
Ideal for PICC (Peripherally Inserted Central Catheter) lines,
Fluortek can help enhance the performance of introducers/dilators with
Fluortek specializes in custom PE, FEP, and PTFE tubing for packaging.
tunneled catheters, and implanted ports, Fluortek’s CVC options
braid and/or coil reinforcement for kink resistance, torque transfer, and
Applications include the protection of catheter balloons and other
include multi-lumen tubing, polyurethane tubing, radius tipping,
column strength. Inline etched fluoropolymer liners allow for ease of
catheter components.
and precision printing for depth guides.
outer jacket bondability, Pebax radiopaque outer jackets, PE precision
Split-Sheath Introducers/Dilators
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extrusion (HDPE, LDPE, LLDPE, MDPE), taper and radius tipping,
Processing Aids
PE packaging tubing, and custom compounds.
Fluortek’s expertise also extends into custom extrusions designed
to be used as processing aids, with options including peelable PE
Used in a variety of procedures, split-sheath introducers/dilators
can benefit from radiopaque filled or striped PTFE, tear-away PTFE
Micro-Introducers/Dilators
heatshrink, PTFE cut slit flare (CSF) tubing for stent crimping, and
sheaths, dip-etching to ease hub attachment, PE precision extrusion,
Fluortek specializes in the following for noninvasive micro-introducers/
standard and complex monofilament and profiles designed for lumen
taper and radius tipping, and PE packaging tubes.
dilators: tear-away/splittable PTFE sheaths, radiopaque filled PTFE,
support during extrusion and thermoforming operations.
dip-etching to ease hub attachment (fluoropolymers), PE precision
Peripheral Vascular Catheters (PVCs)
extrusion (HDPE, LDPE, LLDPE, MDPE), taper and radius tipping, and
PVCs include precision extrusions (polyurethane, FEP, or PTFE)
PE packaging tubes.
incorporating radiopaque striping and radius tipping.
Balloon Catheters
Computer-Aided Surgery Systems
Guiding Catheters
Part of minimally invasive surgical systems, balloon catheters may
Fluortek can provide the following complements to computer-
Fluortek’s guiding catheter options include braid/coil-reinforced
include multi-lumen extrusions, etched liners (fluoropolymers),
aided surgery systems: braid-reinforced tubing to resist kinking,
tubing for kink resistance, torque transfer, and column strength.
polyurethane/Pebax jackets, marker band integration, heatshrink for butt
heatshrink tubing for instrument protection, coil-reinforced tubing
Etched fluoropolymer liners ease bondability to outer jacket, Pebax
welding of tips and/or ease of catheter layup assembly, PE heatshrink
to resist kinking in applications where a thin wall is desired, bump/
and PUR outer jackets, atraumatic radius radiopaque tips, curve
for welding of balloon to catheter, and balloon protector tubes.
tapered tubing, and flaring/flanging.
thermoforming, and enhanced bonding of multiple durometers for
distal end control.
Urinary Catheters
Fluortek’s polyurethane radiopaque tubing, precision printing, and
radius tipping can be found in urinary catheters.
Vascular Grafts
Vascular grafts can benefit from Fluortek custom PTFE monofilament
designed for graft support.
PTFE
TUBING
Choose Fluortek and choose one of the world’s leading manufacturers of custom PTFE tubing for the medical industry.
PTFE tubing is Fluortek’s most popular material choice for medical device
PTFE Tubing Options
applications that require maximum surface lubricity, high chemical and
thermal resistance, biocompatibility, and/or exact extrusion tolerances.
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Single-Lumen Tubing
Fluortek’s most basic product. Available in an array of sizes
A true PTFE specialist since 1980, Fluortek offers a wide range of
chemically inert PTFE tubing that delivers excellent dielectric insulation
and colors.
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properties, a working temperature range of 500°F to -400°F, and high
Multi-lumen and OD profile configurations for complex tubing
thermal resistance.
applications.
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Custom PTFE Extrusion Capabilities
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Custom profiles and monofilament
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Custom multi-lumen: 2-6 lumens
Multi-Lumen/Profile Extrusions
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Thin-Wall & Micro-Bore Tubing
Often used as the inner layer/liner of braid and coil reinforced
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Tear-away/splittable sheath
catheters. Ideal for integration into catheter designs.
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Filled PTFE
Radiopaque Tubing
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Custom colors
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Radiopaque fill/stripe
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Micro-bore: 0.002”-0.020” (0.051mm-0.51mm) IDs
Radiopaque fillers such as bismuth trioxide allow tubing to
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Thin wall: 0.021”-0.300” (0.52mm-7.62mm) IDs;
remain visible during fluoroscopy or x-ray imaging.
walls from 0.0012” (0.025mm)
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Most commonly used for venous introducer applications.
Radiopaque fillers/stripes
Inline and dip etching
Allows for easy tear-away post-catheterization.
a lubricious, chemical-resistant inner layer to build complex
Upper Service Temperature: 500°F/260°C
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Melting Point: 635-650°F/327°C
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Tensile Strength: 2500-4000 PSI
Supplied for a wide array of applications. Engineering available to
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Specific Gravity: 2.13-2.24
create a custom shrink tube that assures optimal functionality.
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Coefficient of Friction: 0.08
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Micro-bore/thin-wall/over-wire
Tubing for packaging or stent
crimping/assembly
Value-Added Features
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Heatshrink Tubing
OD etching
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catheters upon.
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Etched PTFE liner
Etched Liners
Can be provided in cut lengths or spooled over wire. Deliver
Performance Specifications
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Splittable Tubing
Custom heatshrink
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Device Components
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Bondability to outer jacket
Dip etching
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Ease of hub attachment
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Atraumatic taper and radius tips
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Flanging and flaring
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Notching and drilling
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Slitting
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Ease of hub attachment
Ease of peelability
F L U O R O P O LY M E R
TUBING
THERMOPLASTIC
Also referred to as melt fluoropolymers as they are
Fluortek manufactures thermoplastic extrusion and catheter body solutions from a wide range of materials
processed with traditional extrusion equipment,
including polyolefins, TPUs, TPEs, and polyamides. Benefits include high impact strength, ease of bondability,
Fluortek fluoropolymer tubing is created through a
flexibility, and high durometer range.
proprietary compounding/blending process that
provides custom color and radiopaque fillers while
Material Options
maintaining strict process control.
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Polyolefins: HDPE, MDPE, LDPE, LLDPE, PP
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Device Components
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Custom colors
Texin®, Pellethane®, Estane®
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Radiopaque fill/stripe
of fluoropolymer materials including FEP, PFA, PCTFE,
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TPEs: Hytrel , Arnitel , Kraton
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Bump/taper extrusions
ETFE, PVDF, ECTFE, and EFEP. Fluortek is one of
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Polyamides: Nylon, Pebax®
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Tubing for packaging
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Other: Polycarbonate, PEEK, PEI, Ultem
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Single-lumen tubing
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Multi-lumen/profile extrusions
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Radiopaque tubing
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FEP heatshrink tubing
Device Components
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Value-Added Features
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OD etching
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Bondability to outer jacket
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Dip etching
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Ease of hub attachment
Atraumatic taper and radius tips
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Flanging and flaring
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Filled fluoropolymers
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Value-Added Features
Thermoplastic Tubing Options
Please reference Fluoropolymer Properties chart in back section of catalog for complete material information.
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across all of these raw materials.
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Filled thermoplastics
TPUs: PUR, Tecoflex , Tecothane , Carbothane ,
the few companies in the world with expertise
Fluoropolymer Tubing Options
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From pellet to product, Fluortek processes an array
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Atraumatic taper and radius tips
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Flanging and flaring
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Single-lumen tubing
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Multi-lumen/profile extrusions
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Radiopaque tubing
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PE heatshrink tubing
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Notching and drilling
Marker band integration
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Welding
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Printing
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Braid/coil reinforced
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Ease of hub attachment
Ease of hub attachment
Multi-durometer applications
Round/flat stainless steel wire
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Nylon monofilament
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Variable PIC counts
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Custom colors
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Notching and drilling
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Radiopaque fill/stripe
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Welding
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Centerless grinding
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Integration of radiopaque tip
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Integration of radiopaque tip
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Etched liners
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Tubing for packaging
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Thin-wall/over-wire
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Visibility under x-ray or fluoroscopy imaging
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Visibility under x-ray and
fluoroscopy imaging
TUBING
M U LT I - L U M E N & P R O F I L E T U B I N G
HEATSHRINK
Fluortek offers multi-lumen, OD profile, and taper/bump extruded configurations designed
for complex tubing applications, available in an array of materials and custom compounds:
Device Components
Multi-Lumen Extrusions
Material compounds
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Custom configurations with up to 6 lumens
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Round and/or profile lumen shapes available
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Custom colors
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Custom lumen shapes
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Radiopaque fill/stripe
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Profile Extrusions
Multi-lumen tubing
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Multiple fluid paths
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Custom configurations and shapes
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Tight tolerances
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Monofilament and rods 0.010”-0.250”
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Special lumen profiles
(0.25mm-6.35mm)
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Taper/Bump Extrusions
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OD and ID tapers or OD taper only
Material Options
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Splines
force. PTFE, FEP, and PE material options allow a wide range of recovery
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Bump/taper profile
temperatures. Peelable PE tubing is available for easy post-process removal.
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Core/mandrel materials
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Monofilament graft support
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TPEs: Hytrel®, Arnitel®, Kraton
Custom colors
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FEP: 425° F (218°C)
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Various packaging applications
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Polyethylene/polyolefin: 225° F (107°C)
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Peelable versions available for post-process removal
Taper and radius tipping
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Ideal for strain relief applications
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Lumen closure/sealing
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Fluoropolymer heatshrink
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Flanging and flaring
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Chemically inert
Notching and drilling
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Surface etching available
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Polyamides: Nylon, Pebax
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Other: Polycarbonate, PEEK, PEI, Ultem , Lexan
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Device Components
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Value-Added Features
TPUs: PUR, Tecoflex®, Tecothane®, Carbothane®,
Texin®, Pellethane®, Estane®
Approximate Melt Recovery Temperatures
PTFE: 650° F (343°C)
Tubing for packaging or assembly
Fluoropolymers: PTFE, FEP, ETFE, EFEP, PFA,
Polyolefins: HDPE, MDPE, LDPE, LLDPE, PP
your exact requirements through custom sizing, colors, shrink ratios, and shrink
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PVDF, PCTFE, ECTFE
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Profile tubing
Engineered around optimal functionality, Fluortek heatshrink tubing is tailored to
Recovered heatshrink can be sterilized with gas (EtO) or steam (autoclave)
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Welding
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Braid/coil reinforced
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Minimum expanded ID: custom-sized to fit over application OD
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Maximum recovered ID: custom-sized to shrink below application OD
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Round/flat stainless steel wire
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Nylon monofilament
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Variable PIC counts
TUBING
A S S E M B LY
&
SECONDARY
OPERATIONS
Mechanical & Thermoforming Operations
Braid & Coil Reinforced Tubing
Fluoropolymer Etching
Backed by extensive engineering experience and a medically focused
If you require modifications or enhancements to your extruded tubing to ensure successful
Flexibility. High kink resistance. Increased pushability and torque. Maximum device control.
If you need to bond a polymer layer or attach a fitting to a
ISO 13485 certified quality system, Fluortek can deliver nonsterile partially
product integration, Fluortek’s specialized secondary assembly operations can help you
Fluortek braid and coil reinforced tubing delivers exceptional performance properties
fluoropolymer tube, Fluortek offers fluoropolymer etching,
finished or fully custom-assembled devices to your exact specifications.
reduce production expenses as well as time to market:
manufactured to your exact specifications. Custom sizes and designs and an array of
a chemical treatment that alters the tubing’s surface chemistry
braid/coil materials and patterns are available for a vast range of applications.
to enable bonding.
To support your manufacturing needs and help reduce costs, Fluortek
offers value-added component assembly and secondary operations services.
Assembly & Secondary Operations Capabilities
Mechanical Operations
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Thermoforming
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Hole punching/drilling/skiving
A wide assortment of inner and outer materials delivers a full range of lubricity, chemical
Custom Configurations
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Mechanical
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Pad printing
resistance, hardness, and radiopacity. In-house material compounding and blending allows
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Inline surface (OD) etching during the extrusion process (PTFE only)
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General assembly
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Slitting
for custom colors and radiopaque fillers while maintaining strict process control.
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Dip-etching (only specific surface areas are etched)
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Printing
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Centerless grinding
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Inside (ID) tube etching
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Fluoropolymer etching
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Tip/profile grinding
Braid & Coil Wire Sizes
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Marker band installation
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Stainless steel 304, 316 round (~0.002”-0.008” [~0.051mm-0.20mm])
Designed to cut costs by integrating manufacturing
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Precision length cutting
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Stainless steel 304, 316 flat
efficiencies, component assembly and secondary
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Notching
operations are performed in controlled environments
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Crimping
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Double-stranded 304 stainless steel (~0.0015”-0.004” [~0.038mm-0.10mm])
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Nylon round (~0.003”-0.0098” [~0.076mm-0.25mm])
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Additional sizes/materials available via custom order
with semi-automated and automated systems that
(~0.001” x 0.003”-0.003” x 0.009” [~0.025mm x 0.076mm-0.076mm x 0.23mm])
ensure high process repeatability. From R&D through
Thermoforming Operations
high-volume production runs, Fluortek’s custom
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Flanging/flaring/cuffing
assembly capabilities ensure the exceptional
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Tipping (radius/taper)
Custom Configurations
performance of your finished product.
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Welding
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Braided wire reinforced for increased torque properties and kink resistance
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Lumen closure/sealing
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Broad range of mechanical properties achieved through various braid densities and/or
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Crimping
Offering an array of operational advantages,
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Lamination/reflow
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Soft, flexible tip configurations designed for atraumatic insertion and ease of maneuverability
assembly and secondary
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Annealing/post-curing
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Centerless grinding for improved surface finish
operations services
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Curve forming
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Different concentrations of radiopacity for various levels of visibility
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PIC counts: dependent on wire and catheter size and mechanical requirements
are ideal for cardiology,
material durometers, adding increased control
neurovascular, peripheral
vascular, endoscopy,
PIC: One repeat of braid measured along the braid axis is called a pick. The pick count (PIC) is
and urology applications.
the number of braid repeats or crosses per unit measure, typically over one inch. A higher PIC
count will increase longitudinal stiffness, however it will reduce the overall flexibility of the part.
CUSTOM
MATERIAL
COMPOUNDING
F L U O R O P O LY M E R
Property
High-quality resins combined with Fluortek’s proprietary custom
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Custom colors
Custom Compounding Materials
compounding process mean the best possible custom materials
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Special blends for radiopaque fillers
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for today’s most exacting applications. Various mineral fillers and
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Bismuth: PTFE, Pebax®
colors allow versatile processing in extrusion, thermoforming,
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Barium: melt fluoropolymers and thermoplastics
and blow molding operations.
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Micronized fillers available
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Custom compounds for utilization in your
Fluortek’s unique compounding process results in greater
distributive and dispersive mixing of our resins. From small
in-house extrusion/molding processes
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R&D runs to large-quantity production, Fluortek delivers
batch-after-batch uniformity.
Small to medium lot sizes means greater
consistency and dispersion
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Color matching
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Custom pelletizing
PROPERTIES
ASTM Units PTFE
FEP PFA ETFE PVDFPCTFE ECTFE
G E N E R A L Fluoropolymers: PTFE (in-house extrusion only),
FEP, ETFE, EFEP, PFA, PVDF, PCTFE, ECTFE
Chemical/Solvent Resistance
D543
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Polyolefins: HDPE, MDPE, LDPE, LLDPE, PP
Density
D792
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Polyamides: Nylon, Pebax
Water Absorption
D570 % <0.01 <0.01<0.03 <0.03<0.06 <0.02<0.01
g/cc
Excellent ExcellentExcellent ExcellentExcellent ExcellentExcellent
2.22
2.15
2.15
1.7 - 1.86
1.76 - 1.88
2.10 - 2.17
1.68
Refractive Index
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-
1.35
1.338
1.34
1.40
1.42
1.435
1.447
Standard Percent Crystallinity
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%
>90
70
48 - 70
50
35 - 70
30 - 70
50 - 55
M E C H A N I C A L Specific Gravity
D792
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2.13 - 2.20
2.12 - 2.17
2.12 - 2.17
1.70 - 1.76
1.78
2.12
1.68
Elongation
D638
%
200 - 550
325
300
300
50 - 400 100 - 250
200 - 300
Tensile Strength
D638
MPa
20 - 35
23
24
37 - 50
17 - 48
34 - 39
30 - 48
Young’s Modulus
D638
GPa
0.39 -0.6
0.44 - 0.64
0.45
0.49 - 0.78
0.5 - 5
1.4
1.4 - 2.1
Flexural Modulus
D790
GPa
0.275 - 0.7
0.58
0.6 - 0.7
0.7 - 1.2
1.3 - 7
1.2 - 1.4
1.6 - 2
Hardness Durometer
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Shore D
50 - 65
55
55 - 60
63 - 75
65 - 82
80 - 90
70 - 90
Coefficient of Friction
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(on steel)
0.02
0.05
0.2
0.06
0.15
0.08
0.19
THERMAL
Melting Point
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C 327 260305267173212240
Glass Transistion Temperature
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C
127
80
100
40 - 80
-35
120
85
Upper Service Temperature
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C
260
204
260
176
150
132
150 - 170
Thermal Conductivity
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W/m-K
0.25
0.19 - 0.25
0.15 - 0.25
0.24
0.17 - 0.19
0.84
0.151 - 0.157
D696
10^(-5) C
>11.6
8.3 - 10.5
13
13
6.6
7
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Linear Coefficient of Thermal Expansion
E L E C T R I C A L Dielectric Constant
D150
MHz2.1 2.12.1 2.68.52.62.55
Dielectric Strength
D149
Volume Resistivity
D257 ohm-cm>10^18 >10^18>10^18 >10^16>10^14>10^17 >10^16
Surface Resistivity
D257 ohm/sq. >10^17 >10^17>10^17 >10^15>10^14>10^15 >10^14
V/mil
> 1400
>1400
>1400
1600
1700
3000
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CATEGORY
PTFE
Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE)
C O N F I G U R AT I O N S F I L L E R S S T E R I L I Z AT I O N E N H A N C E M E N T S
KEY: n 2-10 Lumens
l Custom Heat Shrink Sizes
KEY: n Beading/Custom Profiles
l Multi-Lumen u Bump
s Heat Shrink
6 Splittable
KEY: n EtO
l Steam/Autoclave
u Gamma s E-Beam
Chemically Inert; High Temp Resistance
OD up to 0.4"; Walls down to .0012"
Outstanding Dielectric Properties; Excellent Surface Lubricity
2-6 Lumens l
KEY: n Bismuth Trioxide t Bismuth Subcarbonate
l Barium Sulfate
u Tungsten
s Titanium Dioxide 6 Custom Colors
n l s 6
n t 6
KEY: n Notching/Drilling 6 Braiding
l Flaring/Flanging/Tipping
u Etching s Printing
n
ln l u
Chemical Resistance; Melt-Processable; Good Dielectric Properties; Good Surface Lubricity
OD up to 0.4"; Wall down to .0015" n l
n l s
n l s u 6
n
ln l u
Ethylene Tetrafluoroethylene (ETFE)
Chemical Resistance; Melt-Processable; Good Dielectric Properties; Aging-Resistant
OD up to 0.4"; Wall down to .0015" nn l
n l s u 6
n
l u s
n l u
Ethylene Fluorinated Ethylene Propylene (EFEP)
Chemical Resistance; Adherence to Polymers Without Etching; Very High Transparency
OD up to 0.4"; Wall down to .0015" nn l
n l s u 6
n Perfluoroalkoxy (PFA)
Chemical Resistance; Melt-Processable; High Purity; Good Stiffness
OD up to 0.4"; Wall down to .0015" nn l
n l s u 6
n
ln l u
Polyvinylidene Fluoride (PVDF)
Chemical Resistance; Easily Melt-Processable; High Purity
OD up to 0.4"; Wall down to .0015" nn l
n l s u 6
n
l u s
n l u
Polychlorotrifluoroethylene (PCTFE)
Chemical Resistance; Good Temp Resistance; Melt-Processable; Excellent Stiffness
OD up to 0.4"; Wall down to .0015" nn l
n l s u 6
n
l u s
n l u
Ethylene Chlorotrifluoroethylene (ECTFE)
Chemical Resistance; Melt-Processable; Good Dielectric Properties; Good Surface Lubricity
OD up to 0.4"; Wall down to .0015" nn l
n l s u 6
n
ln l u
High-Density Polyethylene (HDPE)
Good Chemical Resistance; Melt-Processable; Semi-Rigid
OD up to 0.75"; Wall down to .0015" nn l
n l s u 6
n u s
n l
Medium-Density Polyethylene (MDPE)
Good Chemical Resistance; Melt-Processable; Semi-Rigid
OD up to 0.75"; Wall down to .0015" nn l
n l s u 6
n u s
n l
Low-Density Polyethylene (LDPE)
Good Chemical Resistance; Melt-Processable; Light Weight/Low Density; Flexible
OD up to 0.5"; Wall down to .0015" n l
n l s u
n l s u 6
n u s
n l
Linear Low-Density Polyethylene (LLDPE)
Good Chemical Resistance; Melt-Processable; Good Tensile Strength; Very Flexible
OD up to 0.5"; Wall down to .0015" n l
n l s u
n l s u 6
n u s
n l
Polypropylene (PP)
Good Chemical Resistance; Easily Processable; Low Cost; Flexible
OD up to 0.5"; Wall down to .0015" nn
l s u 6
n
ln l
Hytrel
Good Chemical Resistance; High Thermal Resistance; Flexible; Light Weight
OD up to 0.5"; Wall down to .0015" nn l u
n l s u 6
n
l u s
n l 6 s Arnitel
Excellent UV Stability; High Thermal Resistance; Good Kink Resistance; Range of Durometers
OD up to 0.5"; Wall down to .0015" nn l
n l s u 6
n
l u s
n l 6 s
Kraton
Good Chemical Resistance; Good Thermal Resistance; Melt-Processable; Flexible
OD up to 0.5"; Wall down to .0015" nn l
n l s u 6
n
l u s
n l 6 s
Tecoflex
Good Chemical Resistance; Range of Durometers; Flexible; Good UV Stability
OD up to 0.75"; Wall down to .0015" nn l u
n l s u 6
n un l 6 s
Tecothane
Good Chemical Resistance; Range of Durometers; Flexible
OD up to 0.75"; Wall down to .0015" nn l u
n l s u 6
n un l 6 s
Texin
High Tensile and Tear Strength; Excellent Cold Temp Flexibility; Excellent Adhesion to Various Substrates
OD up to 0.75"; Wall down to .0015" nn l u
n l s u 6
n u s
n l 6 s
Pellethane
Excellent Low Temp Properties; Resistance to Attack by Microorganisms; Low Extractables
OD up to 0.75"; Wall down to .0015" nn l u
n l s u 6
n un l Estane
Outstanding Abrasion/Wear Resistance; Excellent Low Temp Flexibility; Printability with No Adhesion Promoter
OD up to 0.75"; Wall down to .0015" nn l u
n l s u 6
n u
Polyether Block Amides (Pebax)
Durable; Melt-Processable; Range of Durometers; Kink-Resistant
OD up to 0.5"; Wall down to .0015" nn l u
n l s u 6
n
l un l Nylon 6,11,12
Good Chemical Resistance; High Thermal Resistance; Kink-Resistant; Low Density
OD up to 0.5"; Wall down to .0015" nn l u
n l s u 6
n
l un l
Polycarbonate (PC)
Optical Clarity; Melt-Processable; Rigid
OD up to 0.5"; Wall down to .0015" nn l u
n l s u 6
n
l u s
n l s
Polyether Ether Ketone (PEEK)
Good Chemical Resistance; High Thermal Resistance; Good Impact Strength
OD up to 0.5"; Wall down to .003" nn l
n l s u 6
n
l u s
n l
Polyetherimide (PEI) ULTEM
Good Chemical Resistance; Good Thermal Resistance; Low Cost
OD up to 0.5"; Wall down to .003" nn l
n l s u 6
n
l un l
Thermoplastic
Polyurethanes (TPUs)
Other
CAPABILITIES
Fluorinated Ethylene Propylene (FEP)
Thermoplastic Elastomers (TPEs)
Polyamides
F E AT U R E S Melt Fluoropolymers
Polyolefins
M AT E R I A L l
n un l
6 s
n l 6 s
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DUROMETER
CHART
A
B
C
D
O
OO
100
85
77
58
-
-
95
81
70
46
-
-
90
76
59
39
-
-
85
71
52
33
-
-
80
66
47
29
84
98
75
62
42
25
79
97
70
56
37
22
75
95
65
51
32
19
72
95
60
47
28
16
69
93
55
42
24
14
65
91
50
37
20
12
61
90
45
32
17
10
57
88
40
27
14
8
53
86
35
22
12
7
48
83
30
17
9
6
42
80
25
12
-
-
35
76
reduce overall project costs, and ensure precision performance. For more information
20
6
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-
28
70
or to request a quote, visit Fluortek.com or call 610-559-9000.
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-
21
62
10
-
-
-
14
55
5
-
-
-
8
45
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