Convoluted Tubing – This tubing contains multiple convolutes in series resulting in a highly flexible and maneuverable tubing material. Also known as flexible conduit, this tubing is used as protective covering for wires and fiber optics in critical areas of aerospace and automotive applications where flexibility and performance are key.
Custom Profiles – At Zeus, we excel in the production of tight-tolerance custom profiles. From standard products such as guide rail covers to ultra-precise extruded profiles for minimally invasive surgical devices, we have developed the technology to bring unique extruded profiles from concept to reality. Our other custom profiles include engineered surface tubing, splines, and Snaptube® Cable Wrap.
Etching – PTFE’s highly unreactive nature, which is responsible for its highly lubricious character, works against it when needing to adhere PTFE to another material. We have the ability to chemically etch PTFE to create a highly bondable surface. Etching can be done over the length of the tube or for specific lengths on the end. PTFE extrusions can also be etched on the inside diameter, outside diameter, or on the tip of the tubing.
Extruded Tubing – PTFE’s broad working temperature, chemical resistance, and mechanical properties have led to this material having a high presence in diverse areas from automotive, aerospace, medical, chemical, and general industrial settings. PTFE maintains its mechanical properties across its operating temperature range. We are experts in extruding this thermoplastic and provide PTFE tubing in multiple forms to meet almost any industry niche.
Fillers – Our popular PTFE is available with a number of fillers to help your further tailor your product for your specific application. Bismuth and barium can be added to produce radio-opaque tubing that can be illuminated during medical procedures like fluoroscopy. Glass filler added to PTFE imparts additional abrasion resistance; carbon alters the resin’s electrical properties; and pigments are available for color specifications. Additional fillers are available by request.
Heat Shrink – PTFE heat shrink has broad applications ranging from covering and protecting critical components from harsh working environments to wire splicing and fiber optics coverings. PTFE’s superior properties such as chemical and temperature resistance make PTFE heat shrink a prime option for component and wire encapsulation.
Monofilament – The highly smooth and non-stick surface of PTFE monofilament makes this item a popular choice to support the inside diameter of catheters during the construction process. Additionally, our PTFE beading and monofilament meets ASTM D 3295 guidelines.
Multi-Lumen – Our Multi-Lumen tubing contains numerous lumens, or “passages” to create multiple working channels that run the length of the tubing. Multi-lumen tubing is widely used in medical devices such as catheters; it is also frequently used in electronic devices and fluid handling applications. We manufacture this specialized tubing with tight tolerances, unsurpassed capabilities, and high quality standards.
Sub-Lite-Wall® – This PTFE ultra-thin walled heat shrink has been specially developed to minimize thickness where thickness is of critical importance as in catheter design and fiber optics coatings. PTFE’s Sub-Lite-Wall® allows catheters made with this material to operate in temperature extremes from cryogenic up to 500 °F (260 °C) for autoclaving. PTFE’s Sub-Lite-Wall® used to splice fiber optics minimizes deformations to the fibers which can negatively affect transmission.