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Polyimide Tubing


Typical Applications •Cardiovascular catheters •Urological retrieval devices •Neurovascular applications •Fiber optics •Intravascular drug delivery •Balloon angioplasty & stent delivery systems ...

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Typical Applications
•Cardiovascular catheters
•Urological retrieval devices
•Neurovascular applications
•Fiber optics
•Intravascular drug delivery
•Balloon angioplasty & stent delivery systems


Polyimide Features
•Superior pushability & tractability
•Flexibility & kink resistance
•Column strength
•Ultra-smooth surface & transparency
•Chemically inert
•Torque transmission
•Gamma, EtO & E-beam sterilization tolerant
•Color selection
•USP Class VI Compliance


Standard Size/Tolerances
•Standard ID sizes from 0.004" to 0.086" (0.10mm to 2.18mm)
•Wall thickness from 0.0005" to 0.008" (0.0127mm to 0.2032mm)


ID Size/Tolerances
ID > 0.0200" (0.51 mm) Tolerance: ± 1% of Nominal
ID < 0.0200" Tolerance: ± 0.0002" (0.005 mm) of Nominal


Wall Thickness/Tolerances
Wall > 0.0010" (0.025 mm)
Tolerance: ±0.00025" (0.006 mm)
Wall < 0.0010"
Tolerance: +0.00025", - 0"


Material Property Information
Thermal Rating @ 20,000 Hours: 220°C Minimum (428°F)
Thermal Endurance: 400°C Minimum (752°F)
Tensile Strength: 20,000 PSI Minimum
Hoop Stress: 11,000 PSI Minimum
Burst Strength: (Hoop Stress x Wall Thickness)/OD Radius
Chemical Resistance: Excellent, most solvents/solutions
Radiation Resistance: 3.0 X 109 Gamma Dose rd
Coefficient of Thermal Conductivity: 35.0 X 10-5 Cal/sec/cm2/°C/cm
Coefficient of Thermal Expansion: 4.0 X 10-5/°C
Elongation @ Break: 50% Nominal
Dielectric Strength: 4,000 Volts/0.001" Minimum
Dielectric Constant: 3.4
Melting Point: Nonexistent
Density @ Room Temp: 1.41 g/cc
Coefficient of Friction: 0.5


MicroCut Trimming Services
Replace in-house trimming operations and reduce lead time with our automated trimming service. Our MicroCut trim process provides:
•Precise, custom short lengths with square ends
•Trim capabilities as short as 0.0100" (0.25 mm)
•Tolerances of +/- 0.005" (0.13mm) to +/- 0.15% of length
•Minimal profile distortion and end flash
•MicroView diagnostic capabilities.

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