Laguna Niguel, CA, Sept. 11, 2013 – Interface Catheter Solutions tri-layer extrusion comprises an outer layer, a core layer, and an intermediate tie layer. The tri-layer tubing is coextruded so it is not subject to delamination. Tri-layer tubing provides the advantage of a reduction in the overall cost of catheter manufacture as it provides low friction for the advancement of a guide wire or catheter through the lumen without comprising strength and stiffness.
Interface has worked on an extrusion process to ensure that the tie-layer is circumferentially present and there is no delamination between tubing layers. A critical element in co-extrusion (especially small, tri-layer extrusions) is a uniform middle layer of adhesive that holds the outer and inner layers together. Without uniformity, the layers can delaminate and cause problems with the finished catheter. The tri-layer extrusion is available with wall thickness down to .0025”.
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Laguna Niguel, CA, Sept. 11, 2013 – Interface Catheter Solutions offers varying textured medical balloons for a wide variety of clinical applications. Interface textured balloons provide for secure deployment of implantable devices, including stents, and allow for surface treatment additives. Balloons are available with different texture properties in sizes as small as 1.00 mm. The surface texture can also be selectively applied not having to be on the entire balloon surface.
The textured balloons are produced with the high-quality standards for which Interface is known, including sharp, well-defined cone transitions, and consistent wall thickness throughout the body. The full range of lengths and diameters are available for manufacture. In addition to helping to deploy implantable devices, textured balloons potentially can reduce or eliminate manufacturing steps.
“Interface is looking to provide options for our customers to expand their product offering and clinical applications”, stated Kenny Mazzarese, Interface director of balloons and balloon extrusion. “The textured balloons offer unique properties that have the potential to expand balloon catheter applications and capabilities.”
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