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Zeus adds polyimide to material portfolio for extruded medical products

Zeus Industrial Products Inc. logoExtrusion and materials specialist Zeus Industrial Products Inc. (Orangeburg, SC) has announced the introduction of a new polyimide (PI) family of products. The new additions include tubing and coated wire containing polyimide and PI Glide, which the company describes as a more-lubricious composite of polyimide with PTFE. Zeus is featuring this new product line at booth 1421 at the co-located Medical Design & Manufacturing (MD&M) East and PLASTEC East event in New York this week.

The new products will enable medical device manufacturers to further consolidate suppliers while benefiting from Zeus' quality, service, capabilities and capacity to grow, said the company. Design engineers can benefit from polyimide resin's inherent characteristics, as well as the ability to minimize profiles, maximize the available working channel and reduce rigidity with thin wall thicknesses. Moreover, they can customize lubricity and strength by layering polyimide and PI Glide and combine PI Glide with a polyimide jacket to create tubing with a lubricious inner diameter and bondable outer diameter.

"When it comes to PI components, device manufacturers look for more from a supplier than quality products at competitive prices,” said Daryl Leach, Director of Global Market Management, in a prepared statement. “They want a partner who understands their business model, competitive pressures and time-to-market objectives. As a best-in-class component supplier, Zeus realizes these needs and has the infrastructure in place to meet each customer's current and future requirements."

Zeus offers free samples of its new polyimide family of products to qualified companies. Or you can check out the products at MD&M/PLASTEC East, which runs through June 13 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York. The company is exhibiting in booth 1421.

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