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 - - 28 70 or to request a quote, visit Fluortek.com or call 610-559-9000. 15 - - - 21 62 10 - - - 14 55 5 - - - 8 45 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, Fluortek,Inc.•12McFaddenRoad,Easton,PA18045 Fluortek.com•610-559-9000 ©2013Fluortek,Inc.Allrightsreserved. FTCAT1013 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 n Single-Lumen n Thin-Wall ensure that your shrink tubing is tailored to your exact requirements. n Multi-Lumen n Micro-Bore Peelable PE heatshrink tubing is available for post-process removal. n Heatshrink n Radiopaque n Profile n 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 n Thermoforming assembly n Fluoropolymer etching of braid/coil materials and patterns are available. n Mechanical assembly n Braid and coil tubing n General assembly n Custom material compounding n 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 ® 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. n 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. n 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. n Custom PTFE Extrusion Capabilities n Custom profiles and monofilament n Custom multi-lumen: 2-6 lumens Multi-Lumen/Proﬁle Extrusions n Thin-Wall & Micro-Bore Tubing Often used as the inner layer/liner of braid and coil reinforced n Tear-away/splittable sheath catheters. Ideal for integration into catheter designs. n Filled PTFE Radiopaque Tubing • Custom colors • Radiopaque fill/stripe n Micro-bore: 0.002”-0.020” (0.051mm-0.51mm) IDs Radiopaque fillers such as bismuth trioxide allow tubing to n 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) n n n n 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 n Melting Point: 635-650°F/327°C n Tensile Strength: 2500-4000 PSI Supplied for a wide array of applications. Engineering available to n Specific Gravity: 2.13-2.24 create a custom shrink tube that assures optimal functionality. n Coefficient of Friction: 0.08 • n Micro-bore/thin-wall/over-wire Tubing for packaging or stent crimping/assembly Value-Added Features n Heatshrink Tubing OD etching • catheters upon. n n Etched PTFE liner Etched Liners Can be provided in cut lengths or spooled over wire. Deliver Performance Speciﬁcations n Splittable Tubing Custom heatshrink n Device Components n Bondability to outer jacket Dip etching • Ease of hub attachment n Atraumatic taper and radius tips n Flanging and flaring n Notching and drilling n Slitting • • 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. n Polyolefins: HDPE, MDPE, LDPE, LLDPE, PP n Device Components • Custom colors Texin®, Pellethane®, Estane® • Radiopaque fill/stripe of ﬂuoropolymer materials including FEP, PFA, PCTFE, n TPEs: Hytrel , Arnitel , Kraton n Bump/taper extrusions ETFE, PVDF, ECTFE, and EFEP. Fluortek is one of n Polyamides: Nylon, Pebax® n Tubing for packaging n Other: Polycarbonate, PEEK, PEI, Ultem ® Single-lumen tubing n Multi-lumen/profile extrusions n Radiopaque tubing n FEP heatshrink tubing Device Components n Value-Added Features n OD etching • Bondability to outer jacket n Dip etching n Ease of hub attachment Atraumatic taper and radius tips n Flanging and flaring • Filled fluoropolymers • ® ® Value-Added Features Thermoplastic Tubing Options Please reference Fluoropolymer Properties chart in back section of catalog for complete material information. ® ® across all of these raw materials. n Filled thermoplastics TPUs: PUR, Tecoflex , Tecothane , Carbothane , the few companies in the world with expertise Fluoropolymer Tubing Options n From pellet to product, Fluortek processes an array ® n Atraumatic taper and radius tips n Flanging and flaring n Single-lumen tubing n Multi-lumen/profile extrusions n Radiopaque tubing n n PE heatshrink tubing n Notching and drilling Marker band integration n Welding n Printing n Braid/coil reinforced • • • Ease of hub attachment Ease of hub attachment Multi-durometer applications Round/flat stainless steel wire • Nylon monofilament • Variable PIC counts • Custom colors n Notching and drilling • Radiopaque fill/stripe n Welding n Centerless grinding n Integration of radiopaque tip n Integration of radiopaque tip n Etched liners n Tubing for packaging • Thin-wall/over-wire • Visibility under x-ray or fluoroscopy imaging • 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 n Custom configurations with up to 6 lumens n Round and/or profile lumen shapes available • Custom colors n Custom lumen shapes • Radiopaque fill/stripe n n Proﬁle Extrusions Multi-lumen tubing • Multiple fluid paths n Custom configurations and shapes • Tight tolerances n Monofilament and rods 0.010”-0.250” • Special lumen profiles (0.25mm-6.35mm) n Taper/Bump Extrusions n OD and ID tapers or OD taper only Material Options n n • Splines force. PTFE, FEP, and PE material options allow a wide range of recovery • Bump/taper profile temperatures. Peelable PE tubing is available for easy post-process removal. • Core/mandrel materials • Monofilament graft support n TPEs: Hytrel®, Arnitel®, Kraton Custom colors n FEP: 425° F (218°C) n Various packaging applications n Polyethylene/polyolefin: 225° F (107°C) n Peelable versions available for post-process removal Taper and radius tipping n Ideal for strain relief applications n Lumen closure/sealing n Fluoropolymer heatshrink n Flanging and flaring • Chemically inert Notching and drilling • Surface etching available n Polyamides: Nylon, Pebax n Other: Polycarbonate, PEEK, PEI, Ultem , Lexan n n ® ® Device Components n 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 n n PVDF, PCTFE, ECTFE n Profile tubing Engineered around optimal functionality, Fluortek heatshrink tubing is tailored to Recovered heatshrink can be sterilized with gas (EtO) or steam (autoclave) n Welding n n Braid/coil reinforced n Minimum expanded ID: custom-sized to fit over application OD n Maximum recovered ID: custom-sized to shrink below application OD • Round/flat stainless steel wire • Nylon monofilament • 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 n Thermoforming n Hole punching/drilling/skiving A wide assortment of inner and outer materials delivers a full range of lubricity, chemical Custom Conﬁgurations n Mechanical n Pad printing resistance, hardness, and radiopacity. In-house material compounding and blending allows n Inline surface (OD) etching during the extrusion process (PTFE only) n General assembly n Slitting for custom colors and radiopaque fillers while maintaining strict process control. n Dip-etching (only specific surface areas are etched) n Printing n Centerless grinding n Inside (ID) tube etching n Fluoropolymer etching n Tip/profile grinding Braid & Coil Wire Sizes n Marker band installation n Stainless steel 304, 316 round (~0.002”-0.008” [~0.051mm-0.20mm]) Designed to cut costs by integrating manufacturing n Precision length cutting n Stainless steel 304, 316 flat efficiencies, component assembly and secondary n Notching operations are performed in controlled environments n Crimping n Double-stranded 304 stainless steel (~0.0015”-0.004” [~0.038mm-0.10mm]) n Nylon round (~0.003”-0.0098” [~0.076mm-0.25mm]) n 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 n Flanging/flaring/cuffing assembly capabilities ensure the exceptional n Tipping (radius/taper) Custom Conﬁgurations performance of your finished product. n Welding n Braided wire reinforced for increased torque properties and kink resistance n Lumen closure/sealing n Broad range of mechanical properties achieved through various braid densities and/or n Crimping Offering an array of operational advantages, n Lamination/reflow n Soft, flexible tip configurations designed for atraumatic insertion and ease of maneuverability assembly and secondary n Annealing/post-curing n Centerless grinding for improved surface finish operations services n Curve forming n Different concentrations of radiopacity for various levels of visibility n 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 n Custom colors Custom Compounding Materials compounding process mean the best possible custom materials n Special blends for radiopaque fillers n for today’s most exacting applications. Various mineral fillers and • Bismuth: PTFE, Pebax® colors allow versatile processing in extrusion, thermoforming, • Barium: melt fluoropolymers and thermoplastics and blow molding operations. • Micronized fillers available n 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 n R&D runs to large-quantity production, Fluortek delivers batch-after-batch uniformity. Small to medium lot sizes means greater consistency and dispersion n Color matching n 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 - n Polyolefins: HDPE, MDPE, LDPE, LLDPE, PP Density D792 n 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 - - 1.35 1.338 1.34 1.40 1.42 1.435 1.447 Standard Percent Crystallinity - % >90 70 48 - 70 50 35 - 70 30 - 70 50 - 55 M E C H A N I C A L Specific Gravity D792 - 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 - Shore D 50 - 65 55 55 - 60 63 - 75 65 - 82 80 - 90 70 - 90 Coefficient of Friction - (on steel) 0.02 0.05 0.2 0.06 0.15 0.08 0.19 THERMAL Melting Point - C 327 260305267173212240 Glass Transistion Temperature - C 127 80 100 40 - 80 -35 120 85 Upper Service Temperature - C 260 204 260 176 150 132 150 - 170 Thermal Conductivity - 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 na Linear Coefficient of Thermal Expansion E L E C T R I C A L Dielectric Constant D150 MHz2.1 2.12.1 18.104.22.168.55 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 na 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 6 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 - - 28 70 or to request a quote, visit Fluortek.com or call 610-559-9000. 15 - - - 21 62 10 - - - 14 55 5 - - - 8 45 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, Fluortek,Inc.•12McFaddenRoad,Easton,PA18045 Fluortek.com•610-559-9000 ©2013Fluortek,Inc.Allrightsreserved. FTCAT1013 Transforming challenges into solutions.