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Frequently Asked Questions

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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
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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
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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
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.