Medical tubing as smart systems Polymer and Wire Coextrusion

Medical technology is facing major challenges. Increasingly smarter and customized applications require the smallest possible components and broad know-how. As a development partner, we are helping to shape this path. For example, by using coextruded wires in medical technology and pharmaceutical tubing.

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Wire Coating and Wire Inlay:
This is How Your Tubing Can Become a Data Transmitter

We combine nitinol, platinum alloys, or copper and stainless steel wires with various polymers. We also use high-temperature thermoplastics such as PEEK or FEP. With our team of experts for smart devices, we also specialize in customized integration of electronic and sensor components in medical technology applications.

Smart catheters, for example, offer functions for data transmission from within and on the patient. This makes it possible, among other things, to measure various parameters such as temperature, pressure, oxygen content, pH, the concentration of a certain number of ions or metabolic parameters.


Coated Micro Cables and Wires

What we offer:

  • Ultra thin layer thicknesses starting from 0.01 mm (0.0004″)
  • Wire diameters from 0.025 mm to 1.5 mm (0.001″ to 0.059″)
  • Dimensions and materials are fully customizable

Application examples

  • Guide wires
  • Micro cables, e.g. for forwarding signals in catheters
  • Corrosion protection for wires
  • Pacemaker electrodes
  • Liner for the extrusion of thin walled tubing

Wire inlays

Embedded in the wall, the wire stabilizes the tube or acts as a data transmitter.

What we offer:

  • Possibility to fully embed several wires in the wall
  • Wall thicknesses from 0.5 mm
  • Wire diameters from 0.06 mm to 1 mm
  • Dimensions and materials are customizable
  • Examples of applications and functions

Application examples

  • Malleable suction cannulas
  • Nerve stimulation
  • Steerable endoscope
  • Signal forwarding in catheters with measuring functions

In collaboration with you we develop a product tailored to your requirements.

Wire coating with VariCoat®

No matter whether wires, braids or fibers are required for the job – the coating added during the VariCoat® process produces a complete, even, and exceptionally tough coating made up of several polymeric materials for a wide range of applications.

Have You Ever Heard of Intelligent Catheters?

Intelligent catheters offer functions with data transmission features inside and on the patient. They enable the measuring of subsequently listed parameters:

  • Temperature
  • Pressure
  • Oxygen content
  • pH-value
  • Concentration of a specified ion count
  • Measurement of metabolic parameters

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