Convoluted Tubing – This tubing contains multiple convolutes in series resulting in a highly flexible and maneuverable tubing material. Also called flexible conduit, convoluted tubing is used as protective covering for wires and fiber optics in critical areas of aerospace, automotive, and general industrial applications.
Custom Profiles – We excel in the production of tight-tolerance custom profiles and special shapes for our extruded products. Our ETFE tubing modifications include special profiles, splines, and many other unique shapes which you tell us that you need. Engineered surfaces can be applied to the inner, outer, or both diameters of the tubing. We have developed the technology to bring unique extruded profiles from concept to reality.
Etching – Many fluoropolymers, including ETFE, have very low coefficients of friction and are very disinclined to react with other materials, thus they do not readily bond to other substances. To overcome this drawback, we can chemically etch the surface of ETFE tubing so that it can be bonded to another material. We can etch tubing over the length of the tube or for specific lengths on the end. ETFE extruded tubing can also be etched on the inside diameter, outside diameter, or on the tip of the tubing.
Extruded Tubing – ETFE tubing is adaptable to many applications because of its many improved properties over such polymers as PTFE and FEP. ETFE extruded tubing offers superior strength compared to FEP, PFA, and PTFE and also possesses very high chemical resistance. ETFE tubing provides somewhat greater stiffness but also possesses excellent impact protection. This tubing can be used to protect its contents from chemical contaminants and mechanical stresses while also providing insulating properties for electrical applications. ETFE’s mechanical properties endure at temperatures to 300 °F (148 °C). ETFE tubing can be formed into special shapes to maximize application flexibility for design requirements. Spiral cut tubing is a post-extrusion modification that we can create with ETFE to form an expandable tubing for wire bundling and harnessing applications.
Fiber – The smooth surface finish, chemical resistance, and mechanical properties of ETFE make it very amenable as a monofilament. ETFE fiber exhibits exceptional toughness, radiation resistance, and no chemical reactivity towards nearly all common solvents and corrosive solutions. Zeus performance fibers offer a range of properties to match your design and application needs. These light weight custom-ordered monofilaments have excellent wear capabilities and are generally available in sizes of 0.003″ (0.0762 mm) to 0.04″ (1.016 mm). Other sizes may also be available.
Fillers – ETFE tubing is available with a number of fillers to allow you to more precisely tailor your product to your application. Barium or bismuth can provide visibility to the tubing under fluoroscopic procedures. Glass added to the ETFE resin gives increased abrasion resistance to the tubing while also lowering its weight per volume. Carbon can be added to aid static dissipation, and pigments add color. Additional fillers are available by request.
Heat Shrink – ETFE heat shrink has broad applications ranging from covering and protecting critical components in harsh working environments to wire splicing. ETFE’s lower recovery temperature of 360 ºF (185 ºC) to 420 ºF (215 ºC), its temperature tolerance, and its chemical resistance make this heat shrink a primary option for component and wire encapsulation.
Lay-Flat™ Tubing – Zeus Lay-Flat™ tubing is tubing which is pressed flat and delivered spooled onto rolls or cut to length. Lay-Flat™ tubing provides a seamless, flexible, and flattened tubing with all of the beneficial traits of conventional ETFE tubing. Lay-Flat™ tubing is the perfect solution for protection and build-up prevention typically required for laser printer rolls, copiers; and fax and paper machines. Lay-Flat™ tubing is custom developed and made to your specifications with all aspects kept confidentially to each customer.
Multi-Lumen – Our Multi-Lumen tubing contains numerous lumens, or “passages,” forming multiple working channels that run the length of the tubing. These channels allow multiple instruments, guide wires (medical), or fluids to be passed through the tube but contained within a single outside diameter tubing. Multi-lumen tubing is widely used in medical devices such as catheters as well as in electronic devices and fluid handling applications. Zeus multi-lumen tubing is made with tight tolerance capabilities and the highest quality standards.
Sub-Lite-Wall® – This ETFE ultra-thin walled heat shrink has been developed specially to minimize thickness where thickness is of critical importance such as in catheter design and fiber optics coatings. ETFE’s Sub-Lite-Wall® heat shrink is sterilizable for biomedical applications to encapsulate probes, meters, and other tools. Our ETFE heat shrink has a low heat shrink recovery temperature compared to many other polymer heat shrinks allowing it to be used in many more applications.