Applied Plastics Co., Inc.

New PTFE Natural Coated Extrusion Wire Exhibits 0.05 Coefficient of Friction
Electrical Equipment & Systems

New PTFE Natural Coated Extrusion Wire Exhibits 0.05 Coefficient of Friction

The PTFE Natural® Coated Extrusion Wire is manufactured in 0.001 to 0.070 in. diameter sizes with final diameter tolerances of ±0.0001 to ±0.0005 in. The wire is designed for core wires, guidewires, stylets and mandrels. The product can be produced using stainless steel, nitinol, platinum and silver plated copper core wire and can be straightened and cut to length from 6 in. to 20 ft.

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PTFE Natural® Grey Forming Mandrels are chemically inert.

PTFE Natural® Grey Forming Mandrels are chemically inert.

PTFE Natural® Grey Forming Mandrels are formulated using proprietary surface preparation method and a custom PTFE formulation with slippery surface that offers 0.5 of dynamic coefficient of friction. These mandrels are offered in 0.003 in. to 0.125 in. dia. sizes with ±.0001 in. to ±.0005 in. tolerance. Units can be operated continuously up to 315°C and provide durability of up to 10X more...

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Catheter Forming Mandrels Huge Inventory Aids Fuse Welding & Tipping
Portable Tools

Catheter Forming Mandrels Huge Inventory Aids Fuse Welding & Tipping

A full line of PTFE coated 304 stainless steel forming mandrels offered in full and half sizes for manufacturing small diameter catheters are avail-able from Applied Plastics Co., Inc. of Norwood, Massachusetts. Applied Plastics’ PTFE Natural® Grey Forming Mandrels are made from 304 SS and feature a proprietary surface preparation process and a zero-PFOA PTFE coating that will not crack,...

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Catheter Forming Mandrels Durable, Non-Flaking and Pfoa-Free
Portable Tools

Catheter Forming Mandrels Durable, Non-Flaking and Pfoa-Free

A line of Teflon® coated mandrels that will not flake or crack during catheter fuse welding and tipping operations are free of PFOA (Perfluorooctanic acid) is available from Applied Plastics Co., Inc. of Norwood, Massachusetts. Applied Plastics’ PTFE Natural® Grey Forming Mandrels feature a proprietary surface preparation process and a PFOA-free coating that will not flake, peel, or...

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Stripping/Recoating Service renews fuse welding/tipping mandrels.
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Stripping/Recoating Service renews fuse welding/tipping mandrels.

Forming Mandrel Strip and Recoat Service strips Parylene® andÂ- PTFE coatings from forming mandrels (0.020 in. dia and up) and applies PTFE Natural™ coating. Featuring smooth, anti-stick surface that withstands up to 300°C continuous, with excursions to 371°C, PTFE Natural-coated forming mandrels provide 0.05 coefficient of friction per ASTM-1894...

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Powder Coating Service imparts chemical-, corrosion-resistance.

Powder Coating Service imparts chemical-, corrosion-resistance.

PTFE powder coating service adds chemical and corrosion resistance to parts up to 2,000 lb. Electrostatically applied from 0.0002-0.025 in. thick depending upon coating and substrate, standard formulations include Teflon® PTFE, FEP, PFA, Tefzel® ETFE, Teflon® S, Halar®, ECTFE, Kynar®, and Xylan®. Custom formulations can be provided if required. Surface...

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PTFE Coating Service will not alter tubing properties.

To achieve optimum release slip properties, Hypotube PTFE Coating Service applies thin, smooth coating of PTFE fluoropolymer to stainless steel and nitinol hypodermic tubing with ±0.0001 to ±0.0004 in. tolerance. Service can be applied to spiral, skived, flared, crimped, ground, and slotted hypotubes; with marker bands at user-specified intervals. Finished hypotubes, available in...

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Nichrome Sealing Wire is PTFE-coated to prevent sticking.
Electrical Equipment & Systems

Nichrome Sealing Wire is PTFE-coated to prevent sticking.

Capable of 500°F continuous and 600°F intermittent use, APC Teflon®-Coated Nichrome Wire provides non-stick surface in variety of plastics and packaging processing applications. Product will outlast plain nichrome resistance wire and prevent melted plastic from building. Supplied on spools in standard 0.018, 0.020, and 0.036 in. sizes, wire is additionally suited for sealing,...

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Stainless Steel and Nitinol Hypotubes PTFE Coated to Precise Specifications

A PTFE coating service for stainless steel and nitinol hypodermic tubing used in manufacturing a wide range of medical devices is available from Applied Plastics Co., Inc. of Norwood, Massachusetts. Applied Plastics' Hypotube PTFE Coating Service precisely applies PTFE onto the O.D. of stainless steel or nitinol hypotubes with consistent thicknesses ranging from 0.00005 to 0.0005" thin with...

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Extrusion Wire and Mandrels with Teflon® Coating Used as Manufacturing Aid for Cardiovascular Catheters
Electrical Equipment & Systems

Extrusion Wire and Mandrels with Teflon® Coating Used as Manufacturing Aid for Cardiovascular Catheters

A line of extrusion wire and forming mandrels with Teflon® coating used as manufacturing aid only for cardio-vascular catheters, balloons and related devices where a clean inside diameter is absolutely critical, is available from Applied Plastics Company Inc, of Norwood, Massachusetts. Applied Plastics' Extrusion Wire is fabricated using a proprietary etching process that eliminates flaking...

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New PTFE Natural Coated Extrusion Wire Exhibits 0.05 Coefficient of Friction
Electrical Equipment & Systems

New PTFE Natural Coated Extrusion Wire Exhibits 0.05 Coefficient of Friction

The PTFE Natural® Coated Extrusion Wire is manufactured in 0.001 to 0.070 in. diameter sizes with final diameter tolerances of ±0.0001 to ±0.0005 in. The wire is designed for core wires, guidewires, stylets and mandrels. The product can be produced using stainless steel, nitinol, platinum and silver plated copper core wire and can be straightened and cut to length from 6 in. to 20 ft.

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PTFE Natural® Grey Forming Mandrels are chemically inert.

PTFE Natural® Grey Forming Mandrels are chemically inert.

PTFE Natural® Grey Forming Mandrels are formulated using proprietary surface preparation method and a custom PTFE formulation with slippery surface that offers 0.5 of dynamic coefficient of friction. These mandrels are offered in 0.003 in. to 0.125 in. dia. sizes with ±.0001 in. to ±.0005 in. tolerance. Units can be operated continuously up to 315°C and provide durability of up to 10X more...

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Catheter Forming Mandrels Huge Inventory Aids Fuse Welding & Tipping
Portable Tools

Catheter Forming Mandrels Huge Inventory Aids Fuse Welding & Tipping

A full line of PTFE coated 304 stainless steel forming mandrels offered in full and half sizes for manufacturing small diameter catheters are avail-able from Applied Plastics Co., Inc. of Norwood, Massachusetts. Applied Plastics’ PTFE Natural® Grey Forming Mandrels are made from 304 SS and feature a proprietary surface preparation process and a zero-PFOA PTFE coating that will not crack,...

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PTFE Coated Hypotubes Combine Lubricity and Durability

A PTFE coating service for stainless steel and nitinol hypodermic tubing used in medical devices, without altering their physical properties, is available from Applied Plastics Co., Inc. of Norwood, Massachusetts. Applied Plastics’ PTFE Coating Service applies a precise coating onto stainless steel and nitinol that provides optimum lubricity without flaking, cracking, or altering the tubing’s...

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Catheter Forming Mandrels Durable, Non-Flaking and Pfoa-Free
Portable Tools

Catheter Forming Mandrels Durable, Non-Flaking and Pfoa-Free

A line of Teflon® coated mandrels that will not flake or crack during catheter fuse welding and tipping operations are free of PFOA (Perfluorooctanic acid) is available from Applied Plastics Co., Inc. of Norwood, Massachusetts. Applied Plastics’ PTFE Natural® Grey Forming Mandrels feature a proprietary surface preparation process and a PFOA-free coating that will not flake, peel, or...

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Applied Plastics Co., Inc. Upgrades to Mobile-friendly Website

A new website featuring their full range of products and capabilities as one of the original licensed applicators of DuPont Teflon® finishes in the USA has been introduced by Applied Plastics, Co., Inc. of Norwood, MA. The Applied Plastics Website features the company’s medical grade wire and forming mandrels, PTFE Natural® coated hypotubes, Teflon® coating services, and...

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Applied Plastics Co. Inc. Celebrates 60th Anniversary in Business

Norwood, MA – Applied Plastics Co., Inc., one of the original licensed applicators of DuPont Teflon® finishes in the country is celebrating their 60th anniversary. Founded in 1954 by Frank Ring, the firm specializes in supplying hypotubes and forming mandrels to medical manufacturers and in applying DuPont Teflon® finishes and other functional coatings for other industries by using...

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Stripping/Recoating Service renews fuse welding/tipping mandrels.
Material Handling & Storage

Stripping/Recoating Service renews fuse welding/tipping mandrels.

Forming Mandrel Strip and Recoat Service strips Parylene® andÂ- PTFE coatings from forming mandrels (0.020 in. dia and up) and applies PTFE Natural™ coating. Featuring smooth, anti-stick surface that withstands up to 300°C continuous, with excursions to 371°C, PTFE Natural-coated forming mandrels provide 0.05 coefficient of friction per ASTM-1894...

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Powder Coating Service imparts chemical-, corrosion-resistance.

Powder Coating Service imparts chemical-, corrosion-resistance.

PTFE powder coating service adds chemical and corrosion resistance to parts up to 2,000 lb. Electrostatically applied from 0.0002-0.025 in. thick depending upon coating and substrate, standard formulations include Teflon® PTFE, FEP, PFA, Tefzel® ETFE, Teflon® S, Halar®, ECTFE, Kynar®, and Xylan®. Custom formulations can be provided if required. Surface...

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PTFE Coating Service will not alter tubing properties.

To achieve optimum release slip properties, Hypotube PTFE Coating Service applies thin, smooth coating of PTFE fluoropolymer to stainless steel and nitinol hypodermic tubing with ±0.0001 to ±0.0004 in. tolerance. Service can be applied to spiral, skived, flared, crimped, ground, and slotted hypotubes; with marker bands at user-specified intervals. Finished hypotubes, available in...

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