Thermoset Polyimide Tubing from
Elektrisola Medical Technologies (EMT)

This ultra-fine medical tubing is produced to exacting specifications on custom built Elektrisola production equipment incorporating over 60 years of experience of coating process technology. This polymer thermoset plastic that has superb thermal stability, tensile strength and chemical resistance which make polyimide the ultimate material for mission critical medical applications. The tubing is lightweight, flexible, and resistant to heat and chemical interaction.
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1) PTFE Liner 2) Polyimide Layer 3) Reinforcement Layer 4) Outer Layer
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Polyimide and Coextruded Catheters used for:

  • Cardiovascular Applications
  • Balloon Angioplasty and Stent Delivery Devices
  • Endoscopy Applications
  • Laparoscopy Applications
  • Catheters for Neurological Use
  • Urological Retrieval Devices
  • Stone Basket Retrieval Devices
  • Sleeving and Insulating Applications
  • Fiber optics
  • Drug Delivery

Polyimide Tubing - Construction Options

Coil reinforced Polyimide Tubing

Coil reinforced Polyimide Tubing

PTFE Liner with coil reinforcement

PTFE Liner with coil reinforcement

PTFE Liner with Polyimide layer

PTFE Liner with Polyimide layer

PTFE Liner with Polyimide layer

PTFE Liner with polyimide layer & braid reinforcement

PTFE Liner with Polyimide layer

PTFE Liner with polyimide layer and outer layer

PTFE Liner with Polyimide layer

PTFE Liner with Polyimide layer, braid reinforcement and outer layer

Polyimide Tubing – Technical Data – U.S. Standard

CriteriaStatistics
Thermal Rating at 20 000 Hours:464 ° F Minimum
Thermal Endurance:752 ° F Minimum
Tensile Strength:25 000 PSI Minimum
Hoop Stress:11 000 PSI Minimum
Burst Strength:(Hoop Stress x Wall Thickness) / OD Radius
Elongation @ Break:70 % Nominal
Radiation Resistance:3.0 x 109 Gamma Dose rad
Coefficient of Thermal Expansion:2.2 x 10-5/ ° F
Dielectric Strength:4 000 Volts/0.001" Minimum

Polyimide Tubing – Technical Data – Metric

CriteriaStatistics
Thermal Rating at 20 000 Hours:240 ° C Minimum
Thermal Endurance:400 ° C Minimum
Tensile Strength:172 N/mm2 Minimum
Hoop Stress:76 N/mm2 Minimum
Burst Strength:(Hoop Stress x Wall Thickness) / OD Radius
Elongation @ Break:70 % Nominal
Radiation Resistance:3.0 x 107 Gamma Dose Gy
Coefficient of Thermal Expansion:4.0 x 10-5/ ° C
Dielectric Strength:157.5 V/μm Minimum

Polyimide Tubing – Technical Data – Metric

AWGDiameterID ToleranceWall ThicknessWall Tolerance*
+/-Range(0.001-0.002) +/-
180.04030.00030.001-0.0100.0003
190.03590.00030.001-0.0100.0003
200.0320.00030.001-0.0100.0003
210.02850.00030.001-0.0100.0003
220.02530.00030.001-0.0100.0003
230.02260.00030.001-0.0100.0003
240.02010.00030.001-0.0100.0003
250.01790.00030.001-0.0100.0003
260.01590.00030.001-0.0080.0003
270.01420.00030.001-0.0080.0003
280.01260.00030.001-0.0050.0003
290.01130.00030.001-0.0050.0002
300.010.00020.001-0.0050.0002
310.00890.00020.0005-0.0050.0002
320.0080.00020.0005-0.0030.0002
330.00710.00020.0005-0.0030.0002
340.00630.00020.0005-0.0010.0002
350.00560.00020.0005-0.0010.0002
360.0050.00020.0005-0.0010.0002
370.00450.00020.0005-0.0010.0002
380.0040.00020.0005-0.0010.0002

Polyimide Tubing – Technical Data – Dimensions Metric

AWGDiameterID ToleranceWall ThicknessWall Tolerance*
+/-Range(0.025-0.051) +/-
181.0240.007620.025 - 0.2540.00762
190.9120.007620.025 - 0.2540.00762
200.8130.007620.025 - 0.2540.00762
 210.7240.007620.025 - 0.2540.00762
220.6430.007620.025 - 0.2540.00762
230.5740.007620.025 - 0.2540.00762
240.5110.007620.025 - 0.2540.00762
250.4550.007620.025 - 0.2540.00762
260.4040.007620.025 - 0.2030.00762
270.3610.007620.025 - 0.2030.00762
280.320.007620.025 - 0.1270.00762
290.2870.007620.025 - 0.1270.00508
300.2540.007620.025 - 0.1270.00508
310.2260.005080.013 - 0.0760.00508
320.2030.005080.013 - 0.0760.00508
330.180.005080.013 - 0.0760.00508
340.160.005080.013 - 0.0250.00508
350.1420.005080.013 - 0.0250.00508
360.1270.005080.013 - 0.0250.00508
370.1140.005080.013 - 0.0250.00508
380.1020.005080.013 - 0.0250.00508

* Wall tolerance on wall thickness 0.025-0.051 = as listed. Wall tolerance on wall thickness > 0.051 = inquire with sales office

Developed and produced in-house at Elektrisola on purpose-built production equipment

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Quality is Elektrisola’s Top Priority!

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Elektrisola Medical Technologies utilizes both employee experience along with “state of the art” technology to make quality products our top priority!

  • Stringent incoming inspection and quality controls for raw materials
  • Laser measurement technology for dimensional control of mandrel wire (tubing ID) & tubing OD
  • Optical measurement of tubing concentricity
  • In-house die shop to polish and maintain our own wire drawing dies to ensure ID dimensional stability and tubing ID surface quality
  • Fully equipped lab with testing equipment for polyimide cure & other related quality tests (elongation, tensile, dimensions, etc.)

Certified USP Class VI compliant.

ISO 9001:2015 Certification

ISO 9001:2015 Certification

ISO 14001:2015 Certification

ISO 14001:2015 Certification


 

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