Delivering reliability for medical grade uses
Our heat shrink tubing is designed for abrasion protection in medical instruments, insulation in laparoscopic electrosurgical devices, protection and insulation of highly flexible joints and as a processing aid for surgical and interventional applications. Our Raychem technology has emerged as an essential element in the design and manufacture of ISO 10993 and USP Class VI certified medical-grade heat shrink tubing.
Specifications for Medical Heat Shrink Tubing
- Unique formulations for broad range of medical applications
- Robust and chemical resistant
- Stable, maintains integrity in high temperature conditions
- Compliant to RoHS and USP class VI biocompatibility
- Select products registered with FDA through the master filesystem (MAF)
- Manufactured to ISO 10993 standard
- Thin-wall polyolefins
- High temperature, flexible and semi-rigid fluoropolymers
- Single- and Dual-wall constructions
- Controlled longitudinal shrinkage
- Clear and color options available
Medical device OEMs and CMs have been relying on our Raychem crosslinking technology for years to provide protective insulation for a wide range of medical grade applications. Our medical heat shrink tubing provides a versatile solution for process aids, bonding of joints, chemical resistance and electromechanical protection for critical medical components. By leveraging our 50 years of proven expertise in the material formulation, extrusion, irradiation, and expansion of high-performance heat shrink tubing, we provide products to suit different material requirements and almost any design situation.
Balloon and Stent Process Aid
MT-LWA—For use in laser-welding operations of stents and balloons, hot jaw bonding or other secondary value-add processes. This heat shrink tubing holds joints in place during operation and removes easily without residue or damage to the end product. An alternative to MT-LWA would be MT FEP.
Laparoscopic-Electrosurgical Device Insulation
MT2000 and MT5000—Can achieve high performance insulation and chemical resistance for a wide range of applications, with high expansion ratio capability.
Protection and Insulation of Highly Flexible Joints
MT5510 and MT3000—Provides durability through repeated use and additional flexibility while maintaining integrity of insulation to help protect medical devices from high temperatures, fluids and chemicals.
Tubing products support various types of sterilization to meet device end use requirements.
|Process Aid for Catheter Shafts||MT FEP||MT LWA||MT 5000|
|Surgical Instrument Shaft wih
|MT 5000||MT 1000||MT 3000|
|Flexible Catheters and
|MT 5000||MT 2000|
|Surgical Instrument Shaft
|MT 2000||MT 3000|
|Needle and Guidewire Shafts||MT 1000 MFT||MT 2000 MFT||
|MT 3000||MT 2000|
|Process Aid for Balloon Catheters||MT LWA||MT FEP|
|Dental Braces||MT 5000||MT 2000||MT-PBX
|General Cable Strain Relief||MT-PBX
|MT 1000||MT 2000|
Application recommendations are based on actual historical usage volume by our customers.
Product Overview Raychem Portfolio
With innovative advances in process technology and material science by our family of medical-grade tubing products, our new Dual-Wall Polyether Block Amide heat shrink tubing allows improvements to the current industry standard method of consolidating tubing layers. The outer layer will shrink and the inner layer will flow and bond into the braid adhering to the PTFE liner without the need of a process aide such as FEP. Our capabilities include application-specific custom formulations (color concentrates, radiopaque additives, conductive polymeric materials, reactive compounding, and adhesives) and polymer crosslinking. Whether you need tubing only or a complete integrated solution for your medical device, we have the engineering expertise, manufacturing capability and products to simplify your supply chain. Your medical device needs can be fulfilled all in-house, from one company, and we can customize our products to fit your requirements.
Industries & Solutions
We offer customers an unmatched combination of custom design and manufacturing of advanced catheter systems, guidewires, medical balloons, extrusions, and laser micro-machined and welded assemblies and are a single source of manufacturing expertise for advanced medical devices.