Braid Reinforced Tubing
New England Catheter effectively utilizes its in-house technical staff and years of experience to assist our customers from product development to the finished product. With our extensive background in the manufacturing of braided tubing for medical devices, New England Catheter is the industry leader in custom braid reinforced tubing. We are able to produce single and multi-lumen reinforced tubing designed to meet your specification. Our team has experience with many different braid materials and types ranging from round and flat stainless steel alloys to high strength monofilament polymers. You provide us with the important characteristics (torque, flexibility, etc.) of your tube and utilizing our years of experience and accrued knowledge of braid materials and configurations we will recommend a suitable braid design.
Since we manufacture only custom products, the possibilities are endless. By using different braid designs/configurations and varying the density of the braid we can design varied flexibility over the length. This produces a tube that starts out stiff and gradually gets more and more flexible over its length. Tensile and elongation properties can be managed and manipulated by adding a longitudinal member which can increase tensile strength and reduce elongation. New England Catheter can vary the braid, among many other things, to achieve the desired characteristics and qualities that each and every customer is looking for. Pieces can also be cut to length or delivered in bulk depending on your needs.
Listed below are some general guidelines of our capabilities, however each order we process is custom designed and manufactured so please contact us to discuss your next project.
Outer Jacket Materials
Inner Wall Materials
- Tubing Styles
- Single and Multi-Lumen
- Outer Diameter Dimensions
- < 2Fr (0.66mm) to > 1 inch (25.4 mm)
- Inner Diameter (Lumen Size)
- 0.003 inch (0.075 mm)
Pebax® is a registered trademark of Arkema
Grilamid® is a registered trademark of EMS-Grivory
Braid Reinforced Materials
- Round Wire (Small as 0.001” (0.025 mm)
- Flat Wire (Small as 0.0003” x 0.002” (0.0076mm x 0.051 mm)
- Stainless Steel
- Copper and Copper Alloys
- High Strength Polymers