In addition to our expertise in polymer extrusions, Zeus focuses on customizations geared to our customers’ needs. Our monofilament products are one such example. For standard sizes or specialty extrusions, these products provide the versatility needed for various environments. With applications ranging from cable fillers for wire harnesses to mandrels as well as braiding used for catheter construction in the medical industry, our customized monofilaments are engineered for performance.
With our half-century of experience, we have developed the expertise and technology to manufacture precision monofilament from multiple resins. Our PTFE monofilament, for example, can be utilized for a variety of applications from mandrels used in catheter construction to fillers inside cables for wire harnesses. PTFE has exceptional heat endurance (to 260 °C / 500 °F) yet also is highly lubricious creating a non-stick surface.
As an ultra-precise extrusion, our custom monofilaments excel as manufacturing aids for minimally invasive surgical devices such as catheters and endoscopes for navigating the body’s tortuous pathways. The lubricity and smooth surface finish of PTFE have made this material a popular option for use as mandrels in catheter construction and other medical applications. Mandrel compression strength can be increased by using glass-filled PTFE for the extrusion. While PTFE is an excellent monofilament product, other resin options are available by request. Medical device engineers are prototyping our LCP (liquid crystal polymer) monofilament as braiding reinforcement in catheters. LCP monofilament enables catheters to be constructed that are compatible with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) procedures.
Customization is key
Looking for a custom size or tolerance? At Zeus, we specialize in customizations with short lead times. While our standard PTFE monofilament sizes range from 0.028″ (0.710 mm) to 0.150″ (3.81 mm) other sizes may be possible upon request as well as extrusions from other resins. We also offer rectangular profiles and engineered surfaces to provide customized shapes and enhance the lubricity of your monofilament products.
For custom monofilament profiles, we work with you from the earliest stages of the design. Through our expert staff and world-class analytical laboratories, we can test, evaluate, and provide suggestions to help you achieve the product that is just right for your application.
Colors are often used to help differentiate part sizes or for branding purposes. All of our monofilaments are available in various colors, and we can match most Pantone shades.*
Whether your application demands a custom extrusion, a specialty profile, or an engineered surface, the Zeus team is ready to assist. Our monofilament products are available with extensive customization options available for resins, tolerances, and sizes.
Contact us or call toll-free in the US 1-800-526-3842 or +1-803-268-9500 internationally today and speak with our technical account managers directly. Be sure to ask about free samples.
* Please note that all custom requests are dependent upon the functionality of the material. Coloring is contingent upon the material and color selection.