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What extrusion capabilities does DUKE Extrusion have?
  • Single Lumen Tubing
  • Multi-lumen Tubing
  • Taper Tubing – Single Lumen
  • Taper Tubing – Multi Lumen
What types of materials does DUKE Extrusion process?
DUKE Extrusion processes most thermoplastic polymers including: Nylon (PA), PEBA resins, Polyester, Hytrel, Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET), Polyurethanes (PUR), Polyethylenes (PE), Custom Compounds
Does DUKE Extrusion offer services outside of providing extrusions?
Our business excels at performing post extrusion operations. The Value Added services we provide include:
  • Braiding
  • Coiling
  • Longitudinal Reinforcement
  • Tipping
  • Flaring
  • Pad Printing
  • Overmolding
  • Laser Welding
  • Ultrasonic Welding
  • Balloon Fabrication
  • Hydrophilic Coatings
  • PTFE Liners
Does DUKE Extrusion stock any off-the-shelf tubing?
Absolutely! We stock the following products and are available for shipment in as little as 24 hours:
  • DUKE Extrusion Stock Tubing™ - We carry the widest range of standard French sized catheters with various wall thicknesses, from 0.003"" to 0.010"".
  • DUKE Extrusion Catheter Design Kits™ Telescopic Tubing Kit™ - these are currently available in 35D, 40D, 55D, 63D, and 72D PEBA resins.
  • SpectraFlex Tubing Kit™ - these are variable stiffness kits currently available in a variety of French sizes.
Why should I choose DUKE Extrusion?
  • Unparalleled customer service.
  • Exceptional quality extrusions.
  • Unprecedented lead times.
We back these statements with over six decades of experience. We are the experts in extruded profile designs. From single lumen to complex tapered multi-lumen tube designs, we can design the tooling and process to meet your specifications.
How quickly can DUKE Extrusion provide a prototype?
We can provide prototypes in as little as three days. We can provide our Stock Tubing in as little as 24 hours.
Does Duke provide a Certificate of Conformance (COC) with Braid and Non-braid reinforced tubing?
Yes. For non-braided stock tubing a COC is included free of charge with each order. For braid reinforced tubing, there will be an additional charge of $35 for each product that is to be certified.
DUKE Extrusion or DUKE Empirical, which is it?
On January 3, 2011 Duke Empirical launched a new business unit called Duke Extrusion. Same great company you’ve come to know and trust, now with expanded capabilities for our clients.
How long has DUKE been in business?
DUKE Empirical has been providing superior customer service since 2000. DUKE Extrusion, a business unit of DUKE Empirical, Inc. was launched on January 3, 2011.