Fluoroplastic manufacturers

Medical Fluoroplastics

Bespoke Fabrications & Product Development for Medical Device Applications.

Our expertise in processing these difficult fluoropolymers means that over the years, we have experienced and solved a wide variety of product and application issues for our medical device customers. Our experienced development engineers 'love' a challenge and our technical sales team can assist you at any stage of your product development.

By using a combination of custom 'in house' fabrication techniques and custom built tooling we can develop custom components very quickly.  Enabling you 'the customer' to move your projects on swiftly to the next development stage.

With our considerable knowledge of thermoforming, vacuum forming, welding and flanging, we are able to produce almost any item in PTFE, FEP, PFA, & PVDF at relative low cost. The custom fabrication processes we use are particularly economic with small and medium volumes, compared with conventional fluoroplastics processing.

We can apply all of our processing techniques to the fluoroplastic tubular, heat shrinkable and sheet products we stock to create custom fluoroplastic products. 

As the tube is being extruded, a Bismuth Trioxide Filler can be added to the fluoropolymer, which then makes the tube visible to X-Ray.  This is sometimes referred to as 'radio-opaque' tubing, used for catheters etc.  This filler can be applied as an identification stripe if preferred, rather than having the filler throughout the whole tube.

We have a dedicated clean production area for the processing of products to be used in the medical device field and all of our digital verniers are regularly calibrated to ISO 9001:2008.

All medical products come with full resin data traceability and certificates of conformity.  From stock we are able to offer FDA 21 CFR regulatory raw polymers and USP Class VI compliant raw polymers are usually made to order.

All of our fluoroplastic materials are ROHS and REACH compliant and we are working to a ISO 9001:2008  quality system.  A copy of our certificate can be found here.

Fluoroplastics can be sterilised and their suitability for use with ETO, Autoclave and Gamma does vary.  Please use the table below to choose the best material for your particular application.

Fluoroplastic

Polymer

ETO

Autoclave

Gamma

PTFE Excellent Average Poor
FEP Excellent Excellent

Good

PFA Excellent Excellent Poor
ETFE Excellent Excellent Good
PVDF Excellent Excellent Good
PEEK Excellent Excellent Excellent

 

Case Study

We have been working with a manufacturer of medical devices, who are predominantly working in the laser ablation field, to create a custom device.  Adtech developed a process to join their custom nylon tube to our PTFE AWG sleeving.  The critical issues we had to overcome were, the concentricity of the PTFE sleeve within the ID of the nylon tube, the smooth transition at the swaged area to prevent bio-burden concerns on the external surface, as well as on the internal surface.

Services we offer

  • Full traceability on all materials
  • USP Class VI and FDA compliant raw polymers
  • Large variety of production techniques
  • Service available on most thermoplastics
  • PTFE, FEP, PFA, and other fluoroplastics are our speciality
  • Processing and assembly
  • Very rapid product development and production of samples
  • Development service
  • Dedicated clean production area

Examples of the various products we have made over the years can be seen in our gallery.

Still not quite sure which material and fabrication process will best suit your application? Then please don't hesitate to contact our knowledgeable technical sales department on +44 (0)1285 762000 or sales@adtech.co.uk, so that we can discuss your particular requirements in more detail.

Fabrication Techniques

  • Thermoforming and vacuum forming
  • Sheet fusion butt welding
  • Tube end welding (plugging)
  • Tip forming
  • FEP coating
  • PTFE coating
  • Encapsulation
  • Reforming
  • Flanging and flaring
  • Seam welding
  • Heat shrink & sealing
  • Heat setting
  • Pressure forming
  • Transfer moulding
  • Tapering
  • Tube resizing
  • Moulding
  • Jacketing
  • HF & thermal welding
  • Coiling

 

 

Typical Applications

  • Retractable coils
  • Instrumentation plumbing
  • Temperature & level probe covers
  • Tube manifolds
  • Heating coils
  • Containment bags
Bespoke fluoroplastic manurfacturing services