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Fluoropolymer components for medical

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Fluoropolymer components find use in a variety of medical applications. From retractable coils to custom tubing assemblies and sensor covers, medical fluoroplastic fabrications are shaped into custom profiles, fit the precise design requirements and enjoy exceptional properties.

Why use fluoropolymers for medical applications

Fluoropolymers enjoy exceptional medical properties. Not only are these materials inert and non-stick, fluoroplastics are also pure, non-toxic, bio-compatible and can be sterilised. These unique properties make them ideal for use in medical device, pharmaceutical and cryogenic applications.

In addition, PTFE, FEP and PFA benefit from a range of other unique properties:

  • Thermal properties: Very low to high working temperatures from -200°C to +260°C

  • Chemical properties: Total resistant to chemicals, acids and solvents

  • Mechanical properties: Low friction, non-stick characteristics and tensile strength

  • Electrical properties: High electrical resistance and dielectric strength

  • Environmental properties: Resistance to weather, UV light and corrosion

Fluoroplastic fabrications used in medical applications

PTFE, FEP and PFA components are used in a range of medical applications:

  • Hernia fixation devices use custom tubes with collars to deliver glue.

  • Bespoke tubes with flanges and 45° angles are used to deliver liquid in pharmaceutical and testing applications.

  • When the liquid volume is critical and the space in the application is restricted, retractable coils with flanges and customer specific fittings deliver liquid safely.

  • Heat shrink probe covers find use in encapsulating temperature and microwave sensor devices.

The benefits of medical fluoropolymer components

Fluoropolymers can be manipulated to create complex three dimensional profiles. This enables components to be manufactured specifically to the customer’s precise design requirements. Using thermoforming, vacuum forming, welding and flanging processing techniques, almost any product in PTFE, FEP and PFA can be produced.

Without large minimum extrusion quantities required, small production batches of medical fabrications are possible and viable. Using specific manufacturing techniques, custom medical components can be produced quickly and cost-effectively.

Our medical fluoroplastic fabrication services

Over the years, we have solved a wide variety of product and application issues for our medical device customers. Thanks to our expertise in processing fluoropolymers, we can produce almost any medical component in PTFE, FEP, PFA and PVDF.

Medical fluoroplastic services:
  • Full traceability on all materials

  • USP Class VI and FDA compliant raw polymers

  • Processing and assembly

  • Very rapid product development and production of samples

  • Dedicated clean production area

Medical fabrication techniques:
  • Thermoforming & vacuum forming

  • Welding & plugging

  • FEP & PTFE coating

  • Tipping, flanging & flaring

  • Heat shrink & sealing

  • Pressure forming

  • Transfer moulding

We can apply all our processing techniques to fluoropolymer tubing, heat shrinkable and sheet products and create custom medical components that fit your requirements.

Here at Adtech, we are specialists in delivering innovative fluoropolymer solutions for your technical applications. Find out more about Medical Fluoroplastics.

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