PTFE Coated Guidewire Application's
Vascular Guidewire Coating's
Miller-Stephenson’s renowned PTFE coatings are designed to withstand narrow atherosclerotic vessels within the vasculature while maintaining the reliability, flexibility and durability that is needed for endovascular surgery. Stainless steel and nitinol are the typical alloys of choice when developing a vascular wire and therefore utilizing our 850G-1025 can offer exceptional application results. Wires come in several different geometries, lengths, diameters, alloy substrates and coating thicknesses to accommodate tortuous vascular anatomy. Our coatings are designed to fortify and encapsulate a vascular wire and provide stability, trackability, reliability and great adhesion to substrate materials.
Nitinol Wire Coating
|Nitinol #1||Guidewires, Core wires, stents, mandrels, forming mandrels, stone retrieval baskets, Orthodontic wires
|Nitinol #2||Ideal for applications that require a high loading and unloading plateau stresses at room temperature.|
|Nitinol #3||Applications that require increased alloy stiffness.|
|Nitinol #4||Best cycling performances at body temperature (37°C), for example in orthodontic arch wires.|
|Nitinol #5 & 6||A common application for this alloy is high temperature actuators.|
|Nitinol #8||Ideal for applications that require a phase transformation at body temperature (37°C) 98.6°F|
|Nitinol #9||Used in extremely cold temperature environment applications.|
Stainless Steel Wire Coating
|302 Stainless Steel||Commonly used for medical stylets, needles, springs, Guidewires..etc|
|304 Stainless Steel||Commonly used to manufacture surgical instruments and specialty surgical supplies|
|316 Stainless Steel||Commonly used for Bone Pins, Skin Closure Staples, Othopaedic cables and suture wire.|
Coating Equipment & Application Recommendations
All of our PTFE coatings can be applied via spray, dip or spool-to-spool methods. Proper pre-coating wire cleaning treatment and post-application curing equipment is critical to guarantee performance and durability. Acceptable curing equipment includes high-temperature ovens which can safely maintain temperatures of 246 °C (475 °F) or utilize IR ovens. This will ensure proper sintering of the coatings onto the wire and promote the best surface characteristics that can be achieved.
ASTM & ISO Standards Met
- ASTM 1894 Coefficient of Friction
- ASTM D3359 Adhesion Test
- ISO 7802 Wire Wrap Test
- ISO 11070 Corrosion Resistance Test
- Coated smooth stainless steel panels passed Adhesion test, ASTM-3359
- Coated stainless steel catheter guidewires passed flexibility/adhesion tests, ISO 7802 Annex F wrapping test
- Coated stainless steel catheter guidewires passed corrosion resistance, ISO11070 Annex B, saline soak test
All Miller-Stephenson’s formulations generate very uniform thin films which exceed all ISO and ASTM requirements.
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