Lubricious Coatings

Know What You Need

Answers to questions like these help us suggest a place to start.

Specifications

  • Material:

    • ​SS, NiTi, CoCr, etc.​​

  • Tube type:

    • Tube, Wire, Coil, Laser cut tube, Torque Tube/Cable.​​

  • OD, ID, Length

  • Surface Roughness of OD/ID

  • Type of Coating:

    • OD or ID or Both​

  • Desired Coating Thickness

  • Any masking required?

  • What does the component do?

Advantages

Our Proprietary Coatings are superior to PTFE coatings in many ways for guidewire, catheter, and other applications:

  • Much better adhesion due to covalent bonds with substrate (no flaking)

  • Can be applied to OD and/or ID of catheters

  • Harder, more abrasion resistant

  • Lubricity is similar to or better than PTFE medical coatings

  • Ultra low profile; as low as 2-3 micron thickness

  • Adheres to both metal and plastic.  (PTFE not an option for many plastics based on the high cure temps.)

  • Applied to very long pieces, 69” or more.

  • Can be applied to ID’s smaller than 0.007"

  • Withstand 700°F (PTFE will not)

  • Can withstand multiple cycles of all major sterilization methods

  • After coating is applied, catheter can be athermally laser-machined without damaging the coating

We Can Help

Have a drawing or napkin sketch already? Feel free to e-mail it directly to the representative in your region. 

 

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Southern California

Kevin Frazier

Northern California

Barry Teshima