Chronoprene® Thermoplastic Elastomer Medical Tubing
Chronoprene® is a unique thermoplastic elastomer tubing product used in the medical device industry due to its combination of high elongation, high flexural modulus, and tensile strength. It is significantly less permeable than silicone, yet is heat-sealable, bondable, and formable. Chronoprene® can be sterilized by radiation or ETO and is abrasion resistant and UV stable.
Order stock Chronoprene® thermoplastic elastomer medical tubing directly from our Stock Tubing store or call us at 831-420-1104 to discuss your project’s requirements and learn why Duke Extrusion is the medical device industry’s trusted supplier of medical-grade Chronoprene® tubing!
Chronoprene® Catheter Tubing for Medical Applications
Duke Extrusion provides exclusive design, engineering, and manufacturing services for medical-grade Chronoprene® thermoplastic elastomer materials. Our custom extrusion engineering team provides recommendations for the optimized design of your medical tubing products where the extrusion and post extrusion processes are considered. Direct Chronoprene® extruded thermoplastic elastomer tubing applications include:
- Elastic material balloon Applications
- Ideal for use in urethane applications that can’t provide proper elasticity
- Available materials that perform thermobond to other materials
In-House Chronoprene® Design, Engineering & Production Services
Our expert engineers and Chronoprene® medical tubing design specialists understand the advantages and limitations of working with Chronoprene® in comparison with other thermoplastic elastomer tubing system options. We provide our recommendations according to your performance and other specific requirements. Our team has experience blending and alloying Chronoprene® with other materials to create customized formulations for medical tubing products that have been engineered, tested, and proven to meet all the defined requirements.
Custom Chronoprene® Thermoplastic Elastomer Medical Tubing Advantages
Chronoprene® is available in hardnesses from 5A to 75A. We can extrude Chronoprene® to precise I.D., O.D., and wall dimensions. It is excellent for very low durometer applications, such as catheter outer shafts (for added flexibility) or in occlusion balloons.
With ultimate elongation over 1500%, the Material properties of Chronoprene® elastomeric resins enable novel applications and allow device designers to overcome the limitations of traditional materials. Additional Chronoprene® advantages include:
- Can expand and hold pressures
- Advantage over silicon (silicon is thermoset material, Chronoprene is thermoplastic)
- Clarity- translucent
- Able to bond to high performing balloon tubing
- Chronoprene® is softer in durameter (down to 5A)
Vergo® Steerable Access Sheath Catheters with Chronoprene® Thermoplastic Materials
New to the market Vergo® catheters incorporate Chronoprene® thermoplastic elastomer materials into the valve design of the product. Vergo® steerable access sheaths enable OEM structural heart solutions for various applications. Vergo® steerable access sheath advantages include:
- Hydrophilic coating on OD provides very low friction to aid navigation and PTFE liner for low friction ID
- Tight bend radius designed for transseptal access to atria with 2-way deflection up to 160 degrees
- Patented design provides precise tip control and stability
- Sizes available from 18Fr - 32Fr
- Multiple standard colors available as well as customized color selection
- USP Class VI compliant
Contact Duke Extrusion for Chronoprene® Thermoplastic Elastomer Medical Tubing Today
Contact us for more information regarding custom medical-grade Chronoprene® catheter tubing products, or request a quote for further pricing details today. Duke Extrusion is your premier supplier of custom Chronoprene® extruded thermoplastic elastomer tubing for medical applications.
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Chronoprene® is a registered trademark of AdvanSource Biomaterials, Inc.