Spiral Reinforced Tubing
New England Catheter specializes in spiral reinforced tubing, typically used to improve hoop (crush) strength and change flex characteristics of tubing. Our in-house technical staff has designed and built our PLC controlled high speed spiral winders, capable of handling a wide range of tubes and sizes. We have manufactured miniature tubing (< 2 Fr or 0.66mm) used in neurological applications to larger tubing (up to 27 Fr or 9.0mm) used in endoscopy devices for gastrological procedures. We also have the ability to change the density of the spiral over one length which provides varying levels of flexibility throughout that individual piece.
As with braid reinforced tubes, New England Catheter can add a longitudinal member to a spiral reinforced tube which again modifies its tensile and elongation properties. Our team has experience with a wide array of materials used for spiral reinforcing ranging from flat or round stainless steel alloys to high strength monofilament polymers. This comprehensive knowledge allows New England Catheter to meet our customers exacting specifications. Please contact New England Catheter to discuss all of your tubing requirements.
Listed below are some general guidelines of our capabilities, however each order we process is custom designed and manufactured so please contact us to let us know your specific requirements.
Inner Wall Materials
- Tubing Styles
- Single and Multi-Lumen
- Outer Diameter Dimensions
- < 2Fr (0.66mm) to 27 Fr (9.0 mm)
- Inner Diameter (Lumen Size)
- 0.003 inch (0.075 mm)
Pebax® is a registered trademark of Arkema
Outer Jacket Materials
Grilamid® is a registered trademark of EMS-Grivory
Spiral 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