Tie Layer is a thin thermoplastic coating that is placed over a PTFE liner during catheter construction. The coating creates a melt bondable surface that improves adhesion to the catheter jacket following the reflow process. Used in this way, the Zeus Tie Layer improves jacket-to-liner bond strength and enhances mechanical properties of the finished device.
Available Tie Layer Materials:
Pebax® – 35D to 72D durometers
Vestamid® 75D (Nylons)
Better jacket-to-liner bond strength helps promote improved patient care and fortifies the catheter, thus protecting your end user and your investment. For a bond that is a good as our word, explore Zeus Tie Layer for your next design.
Note: Samples for Tie Layer provided on Zeus PTFE liners
Overcoming Catheter Failure with Tie Layer
Testing the effects of tie layer on jacket-to-liner bond strength.