• Hydrophilic Coatings for Catheters

Custom Medical Hydrophilic Coatings

Duke Extrusion offers hydrophilic coatings to improve the lubricity and reduce the surface friction of catheters and other medical devices that are used in aqueous environments. Our hydrophilic coatings can be applied to various substrates, including polyurethane, nylon, Pebax™, PebaSLIX™, NyloSLIX™, PolySLIX™, and FluoroSLIX™ catheter shafts.

Hydrophilic lubricious coatings for catheters are applied along the entire length of tubing, or on discrete sections of either the internal diameter (I.D.) and/or the external surface of the catheter tubing.

Custom Hydrophilic Tubing for Medical Applications

Duke Extrusion provides hydrophilic coatings to polymer-coated and metallic guidewires in an ISO Class 8 Controlled Environment Room (CER).

All of Duke’s hydrophilic coatings and other medical coating solutions are applied in-house using our custom proprietary automated coating equipment. This allows us to monitor and control every aspect of the coating process, including temperature exposure, and to certify products to the highest purity standards. Thanks to our proprietary automated processes, we are able to apply the highest uniformity possible, with coating thicknesses as low as five microns.

Advantages of Duke’s Hydrophilic Coating Process

Advantages of performing the hydrophilic coating process within the catheter manufacturing environment room include:

  • Saves time & cost by eliminating unnecessary duplicative inspections for out-of-house processes
  • Reduces overall lead time
  • Eliminates the risk of product loss or damage during transit
  • Lowers risk of contamination due to handling & interim packaging

Contact Duke Extrusion for Your Hydrophilic Coating Application

Need your products quick? Duke Extrusion has you covered with our ultra-fast shipping times. Our stock tubing products, ship within 24 hours of purchase and braided standard tubing ships within 48 hours of order placement! At Duke Extrusion, we make purchasing medical-grade tubing easy with short lead times and quick, convenient, and hassle-free shipping.  It’s not just stock products that ship with industry best lead times, custom extrusion and rapid customized catheter products are also provided with the shortest lead times available and personalized service. That’s the Duke difference!

Contact Duke Extrusion for more information. Get a quote on automated hydrophilic coatings for your catheters and other medical device requirements.

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