COATING OPTIONS

Coating Capabilities

Bare Wire Diameter

  • Stainless steel, Nitinol, platinum, etc – 0.038 mm – 1.00 mm (0.0015″ – 0.039″)
  • Copper – 0.254 mm – 1.40 mm (0.010″ -0.055″)
  • Round and flat wire

Bare Tube Diameter

  • Stainless steel, Nitinol – OD 0.30 mm – 0.90 mm (0.012″ – 0.035″)
  • Walls as thin as 0.05 mm (0.002″)
  • ID can vary

Coating Thickness

  • Wires: 2 microns thickness per side to 20 microns thickness per side (.00008)

PTFE and Hydrophilic Coating Options and Capabilities

Merit Medical Coatings applies PFOA-free polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) coating as well as hydrophilic coating to medical tubes and round or flat wires. We offer coating options that vary in lubricity and texture and can meet the requirements of nearly any medical device tubing or wire. Coatings are applied using our world-renowned spool-to-spool process prior to further processing.

Coating Type

Features

  • Three-coat system with pure PTFE topcoat
  • Best lubricity, smooth surface
  • Ideal for guide wires, stylets/mandrels
  • Base Materials: Stainless steel, Nitinol, other alloys