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Tungsten Loaded Tubing

AP Technologies

Tungsten Loaded Tubing

AP Technologies specializes in super radiopaque tubing made from PU or Pebax highly loaded with tungsten(up to 80% loading levels). Traditionally, gold or platinum marker bands are placed on catheters to allow for high visibility under fluoroscopy. Tungsten is a great new alternative as it is made with thermoplastic material which reduces the chance of displacement, while retaining excellent radiopacity.

  • Biocompatible, USP Class VI compliant
  • High tungsten loading up to 80%
  • Easy and cost effective to secondary process (forming, bonding, reflow, etc.)
  • Materials: Pebax, Nylon, Polyurethane
  • Hydrophilic coating compatible
  • Applications: Guidewires, guide catheters, etc.
  • Superior value versus to gold/platinum