Zeus Industrial Products Inc.
Zeus Industrial Products Inc. has expanded its StreamLiner family of thin, extruded PTFE catheter liners to extrude liners over-the-wire (OTW) in sizes comparable to film cast tubing, but with greater strength, the company reported in a news release. Described as the thinnest extruded liner yet, the new StreamLiner OTW UT offers a nominal wall thickness as low as 0.0004 in. (0.0102 mm) with a tolerance of +/- 0.0002 in. (0.0051 mm).
Potential catheter applications for the StreamLiner OTW family include occlusion balloon catheters, micro catheters, mechanical and aspiration thrombectomy catheters, intermediate catheters, guiding catheters with and without balloons, and support catheters, Zeus reported.
"Zeus continues to lead with its technological innovations in PTFE liners. Using a state-of-the-art process, our new StreamLiner OTW lineup opens the doors to new possibilities for catheter manufacturers," stated Bob Chaney, senior vice president, global sales & marketing, Zeus Industrial Products Inc., in the release. "Currently, no other polymer solution provider can supply an extruded PTFE liner with comparable wall thickness, flexibility and strength. Zeus is the only company in the market capable of delivering flexible PTFE liners extruded over wire with the lowest wall thickness."
Added Matt Allen, senior product line manager, Zeus Industrial Products Inc.: "StreamLiner OTW bridges the gap between film cast liners and free extruded liners by providing extremely thin walls, flexibility, and strength. These features enable more catheter design options, which ultimately translates to better tractability, deliverability and overall performance – all without compromising patient safety."
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