Medical Extrusion Mandrel Wire Speeds Small Diameter Tubing Production


A new mandrel wire for extruding catheter tubing and other applications requiring a smooth, biocompatible mandrel which has a low coefficient of friction is being introduced by Applied Plastics Co., Inc. of Norwood, MA.

Applied Plastics’ Medical Extrusion Mandrel is a silver plated copper wire with a PTFE coating that allows over 25% elongation without flaking and failure for the purpose of extruding precise small diameter medical tubing. Featuring a 0.05 dynamic coefficient of friction, this anti-stick extrusion mandrel provides a smooth, slippery surface to permit faster production.

Developed to assure optimum tubing I.D. quality, Applied Plastics’ Medical Extrusion Mandrel is available in .010” to .080” dia. sizes with ±.0003” tolerance, depending upon size. Supplied in continuous lengths on spools, it is chemically inert and can withstand up to 315°C (600°F) service.

Applied Plastics’ Medical Extrusion Mandrel is priced according to size and quantity. Samples and price quotations are available upon request.
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