Sub-Lite-Wall® Tubing

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Zeus Sub-Lite-Wall® is our family of ultra-thin-walled extrusions with wall thicknesses from 0.005″ (0.127 mm) and below. This premium engineered tubing maintains tolerances as low as ± 0.0005″ (0.0127 mm). Our Sub-Lite-Wall® tubing fills a critical need for applications requiring extremely thin walls and high performance properties.

Incredibly Thin-Walled Tubing

Since interventional medical devices were first designed using PTFE, Zeus’ Sub-Lite-Wall® tubing has been at the forefront of innovation. With the combination of thin walls, tight tolerances, uniform inside and outside diameters, and high performance properties, Zeus Sub-Lite-Wall® tubing has been an ideal choice for a wide variety of advanced catheter designs for decades. Material options for Sub-Lite-Wall® tubing expand beyond PTFE to include FEP, PFA, and PEEK to allow for further customization options and to meet the unique performance requirements of your design.

Today, our Sub-Lite-Wall® family of extruded products has grown to also include Sub-Lite-Wall® heat shrink, Sub-Lite-Wall® multi-lumen tubing, and our Sub-Lite-Wall® StreamLiner™ series – all developed to help our customers overcome engineering obstacles, simplify production processes, and explore cutting-edge device designs.

Contact us here or call toll-free in US 1-800-526-3842 for details to see what the Zeus team can do for you. Internationally, you can reach us at +1-803-268-9500.

  • APPLICATIONS

    Catheters – Our Sub-Lite-Wall® products support the critical functions and construction of a range of catheter types from steerable and deflectable catheters down to the smallest microcatheter.

    Endoscopy – Our Sub-Lite-Wall® inner liners for catheters provide the utmost in lubricity, electrical performance, chemical resistance, and are UV sterilizable. Because of their extremely low coefficient of friction, these liners are ideal as inner walls through which instruments can be passed.

    Introducer Sheaths – These devices provide the means for getting your intervention where it is needed. Our sheath construction components provide lubricity and flexibility while maintaining small diameter size preferred for these devices.

  • KEY PROPERTIES

    Customization Available in PTFE, FEP, PFA, and PEEK – Our Sub-Lite-Wall® tubing is available for customization in regular and extended micro-miniature sizes and in heat shrink options.

    Ultra-Thin Walls – With wall thicknesses of 0.005″ (0.127 mm) and below, we offer among the thinnest free extruded walls available. These extrusions typically maintain tolerances of ± 0.0005″ (0.0127 mm).

    Multiple Sterilization Options – PTFE, FEP, PFA, and PEEK are all amenable to multiple sterilization protocols for use in medical or laboratory environments.

    Uniform Inside and Outside Diameters – For consistency and reliability, you can be assured that your Sub-Lite-Wall® tubing will conform to the exacting specification you require.

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  • Sub-Lite-Wall® Tubing Sizing Inches

    Extruded
    Ordered as AWG Inside Diameter (inches) Wall Thickness (inches)
    44 0.0020 0.0020
    42 0.0025 0.0020
    40 0.0030 0.0020
    38 0.0040 0.0020
    36 0.0050 0.0020
    34 0.0060 0.0030
    32 0.0080 0.0030
    30 0.0100 0.0030
    28 0.0130 0.0030
    26 0.0160 0.0030
    24 0.0200 0.0020
    22 0.0250 0.0020
    20 0.0320 0.0020
    18 0.0400 0.0015
    16 0.0650 0.0015
    14 0.0730 0.0015
    12 0.0840 0.0015
    10 0.0980 0.0020
    8 0.0980 0.0020
    6 0.1620 0.0025
    4 0.2040 0.0035
    2 0.2580 0.0040
    0 0.3250 0.0050

    Packaging: Spools, coils, or straight lengths, dependent upon specification.

    Note: the sizes listed are a guide for PTFE Sub-Lite-Wall® tubing. Size options vary for Sub-Lite-Wall® tubing made with other resins.

  • Sub-Lite-Wall® Tubing Sizing Metric

    Extruded
    Ordered as AWG Inside Diameter (metric) Wall Thickness (metric)
    44 0.051 0.051
    42 0.064 0.051
    40 0.076 0.051
    38 0.102 0.051
    36 0.127 0.076
    34 0.152 0.076
    32 0.203 0.076
    30 0.254 0.076
    28 0.330 0.076
    26 0.406 0.076
    24 0.508 0.051
    22 0.635 0.051
    20 0.813 0.051
    18 1.016 0.038
    16 1.651 0.038
    14 1.854 0.038
    12 2.134 0.038
    10 2.489 0.051
    8 2.794 0.051
    6 4.115 0.064
    4 5.182 0.089
    2 6.553 0.102
    0 8.255 0.127

    Packaging: Spools, coils, or straight lengths, dependent upon specification.

    Note: the sizes listed are a guide for PTFE Sub-Lite-Wall® tubing. Size options vary for Sub-Lite-Wall® tubing made with other resins.