Tubing Return

·    Drug Delivery

·    Stent Delivery

·    Electrical Insulation

·    Variable-Stiffness Shafts

·    Renal denervation

·    Neuro embolization

·    Cryoablation

·    Balloon sinuplasty

·    Transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI)

·    Endovascular AAA repair

·    Balloon occlusion

·    Hypothermic cooling

·    Ablation

·    Lumbar discectomy

·    Balloon angioplasty

·    Esophageal dilation

·    Atherectomy

·    Balloon carpal tunnelplasty

·    Neuromodulation

·    Laser lithotripsy

·    Cardiac pacing

·    Kyphoplasty

·    Perfusion

·     and a variety of minimally invasive applications

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Nordson MEDICAL is a global expert in the design, development, and manufacturing of complex medical devices and component technologies. We serve interventional, surgical, and specialized markets as the engine of innovations that save or enhance patients' lives.

Component & Technologies

·       Medical BalloonsHeat Shrink Tubing

·       Heat Shrink Tubing

·       Polyimide Tubing

·       PTFE Liner Tubing

·       Extruded Tubing

·       Reinforced Tubing

·       Nitinol Components

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Medical Balloons

Nordson MEDICAL is the market leader in complex medical balloon design, development, and manufacturing. Our pioneering Advanced Polymers team was the first to manufacture and supply medical balloons to the medical device industry. Our medical balloon expertise is unmatched, with:

·       25+ years of experience

·       1 million+ balloons manufactured annually

·       > 300 custom balloons designed annually


Benefits of Nordson MEDICAL’s Balloon Offerings

·       Highest quality in the industry

·       Extensive stock inventory of balloons available immediately

·       Experienced engineers developing cutting edge solutions including:

·       Multi-lumen balloons

·       Braid-reinforced balloons for ultra-high strength

·       Lead times as short as 2 weeks

Medical Balloon Types and Specifications

  Non-compliant Dilatation Balloons
  Characteristics                 Ultrahigh strength, thin walls                                  
  Materials  PET
  Compliance Range                             0%–10% (typical)
  Color  Optically clear or colored 
  Light transmission              Transmits light over very broad spectrum including Nd:YAG lasers                              
  Sizes  Diameter: 0.5 mm–80 mm; Length: Virtually any (15" max)
  Burst pressures  15 psi–400 psi (1atm–27 atm)
  Coatings available  Yes
 Semi-compliant Dilatation Balloons
  Characteristics  High strength, thin walls
  Materials  PET, Nylon, Polyurethane, other thermoplastic elastomers
  Compliance Range  10%–20% (typical)
  Sizes  Diameter: 0.5 mm–50 mm; Length: Virtually any (15" max)
  Burst pressures  15 psi–375 psi (1 atm–25.5 atm)
  Coatings available  Yes
 Compliant Balloons
  Characteristics  Low pressure, thin and thick walls
  Materials  Polyurethane, Nylon elastomers, and other thermoplastic elastomers
  Compliance Range  20%–200% or more
  Sizes  Diameter: 0.5 mm–80 mm; Length: Virtually any (15" max)
  Burst pressures  0 psi–30 psi (0 atm–2 atm); Balloons can be designed for volume
  Coatings available  Yes

Medical Balloon Shapes

Standard BalloonConical BalloonSquare BalloonSpherical Balloon
  Elliptical Balloon      Conical / Square Balloon      Long Conical / Square Balloon      Conical / Spherical Balloon    
    Long Spherical Balloon    Tapered BalloonDog Bone BalloonStepped Balloon
Offset BalloonConical / Offset BalloonYour Design

Standard Medical Balloon Ends

     Conical Sharp Corner        Conical Radius Corner              Square End          
Spherical EndOffset NeckYour Design


A wide variety of coatings can be added to the surface of a complex medical balloon to enhance or change its properties to meet new requirements, including:

·         Lubricious coatings (hydrophilic and hydrophobic)

·         Abrasion- and puncture-resistant coatings

·         Tacky or high-friction coatings

·         Conductive coatings

·         Antithrombogenic coatings

·         Drug-release coatings

·         Reflective coatings

·         Selective coatings

Polyester (PET) Heat Shrink Tubing 

The world’s thinnest, smallest, & strongest heat shrink tubing. Nordson MEDICAL’s polyester (PET) heat shrink tubing is ultra-thin-walled, high-strength, optically clear or pigmented and heat shrinkable. This Vention Medical technology was developed specifically for the medical device industry, and has been at the leading edge of medical device tubing since its creation.



PET Heat Shrink Tubing is an extremely unique material with impressive characteristics including:

·         Ultra-thin wall, ultra-high strength, and high dielectric strength

·         Can be recovered at relatively low temperatures

·         Axial shrinkage pulls components together

·         Can be transformed into custom parts by drawing/shrinking onto a shaped mandrel(conical, square, triangular, etc.)

·         Can be “heat-set” so that it is stable up to a rescribed temperature

·         Can be printed for shaft marking/indicating


·       Braid termination

·       Insulation

·       Encapsulation, bundling, and strain relief

·       Masking for coating procedures

·       Micro-hose clamps

·       Tube joining (variable stiffness catheters)

·       Balloon bonding

·       Shaft lamination

·       Tipping

·       General reflow (RX ports, braided shaft lamination, etc).


  Diameter range  0.006” – 1.5” (0.15 – 38.1 mm)
  Wall thickness range  0.0001” – 0.004” (0.0025 – 0.10 mm)
  Shrink ratios  1.1:1 up to 3:1*
  Tight fit is best  15% gap or less**
  Material melt temp  473°F (245°C)
  Recommended hot box range          300°F to 450°F (149°C to 232°C)
  Material Compatibility

  PET releases easily from most common thermoplastics. However, some low-durometer urethanes tend to tack to the PET and may

  require a resting period (~1hr) or may not be compatible. Run test samples with these materials.

  Tensile Strength  Very high tensile strength can be realized (>20,000 PSI)
  Electrical Insulation  Good
  Surface Finish  Ultra smooth, hard, glossy finish
  Color/Clarity  Available in clear and a variety of opaque and transparent colors
  Bondability  Can be bonded using a wide range of adhesives (surface treatment recommended)
  Flex Fatigue  Very high flex fatigue properties
  Biocompatibility  Meets USP Class VI and ISO 10993 requirements
  Sterilization  Ethylene Oxide, Gamma Irradiation, E-Beam and Autoclave (repeat autoclaving is not recommended)

Medical Tubing

Nordson MEDICAL is a pioneer and innovator in the design, development, and manufacturing of medical tubing, with decades of experience. We have the broadest, most versatile medical tubing line in the industry. From simple medical tubing to complex, tight-tolerance extruded tubing in a wide range of materials including polyimide tubing, we can meet your needs.

·       PolyimideTubing

·       PTFE Liner Tubing

·       Extruded Tubing

·       Reinforced Tubing


Polyimide is a thermoset tubing material.



·       Very thin wall thickness

·       Tight-tolerance inner and outer diameters

·       Outstanding electrical insulation properties

·       Stiffness and column strength as required

·       Ability to withstand very high temperatures

·       81 different layering and custom composite configurations


·       Cardiovascular, peripheral, and neurological catheters

·       Urological retrieval devices

·       Electrical insulation

·       Fiber optics

·       Intravascular drug delivery

·       Gastrointestinal devices


  ID Range  0.004"–0.085" (0.102 mm–2.159 mm)
  Wall Thickness Range                  0.0005"–0.0100" (0.0127 mm–0.2540 mm)
  OD Tolerance  ±0.0002"–±0.0005" (±0.0051 mm–±0.0127 mm)
  Length  Standard: 36"–55"
  Maximum: 32'
  Custom Cutting: 0.020"–73.0"
  For tubing with at least 0.001" wall thickness and OD of 0.0125"–0.0770"
  Contact us to discuss cutting other tubing sizes
  Color  Amber (transparent) Can be produced in a variety of colors including black, green, yellow, red, and others                              
  Printing  Can be printed using conventional techniques

Material Properties

  Polymer Type  Thermoset
  Tensile Strength  20,000 psi min.
  Elongation (@ Break)  30% min
  Modulus of Elasticity  310 kpsi              
  Dielectric Strength  4000 V/.001"
  Moisture Absorption                       0.841 wt.% (24 hrs.)                                                                                                                                                                     
  Melting Temperature  N/A
  Thermal Range  -269°C to 400°C
  Thermal Conductivity  0.471 W/m*K
  Coefficient of Friction  0.5 (dry, dynamic)

Features of Thin-Wall Polyimide Tubing

·       USP Class VI compliant

·       Chemically inert

·       Excellent chemical resistance

·       Excellent torque transmission

·       Excellent column strength

·       Nonmelting

·       Microsize IDs

·       Transparent

PTFE Liner Tubing

When your catheter assembly needs a lubricious inner layer, a PTFE liner is the ideal choice. But not all PTFE liner tubing is the same. We supply etched PTFE liners on solid, silver-plated, copper-core mandrels, which give you these advantages:



·       Thinner walls

·       Our PTFE liners on mandrels are fabricated with a film-cast process similar to what we use for our polyimide tubing. Ultrathin liner tubing (as thin as 0.0005”, or 0.0127 mm) allows you to design thinner catheter walls.

·       Time savings

·       Sourcing PTFE liners on mandrels means you don’t have to stretch the liner onto another mandrel. This streamlines the assembly process and also allows you to:

        o  Maintain precise IDs

         o  Reduce risk of adhesion issues

Properties of PTFE

PTFE has the lowest coefficient of friction of any polymer, making it a popular choice for catheter applications that require lubricity. It also features:

·         Temperature and chemical resistance

·         Biocompatibility

·         Precise tolerances

·         High dielectric strength

·         Excellent insulative properties


  Inner Diameter (ID) Range  0.014"–0.096" (0.35 mm–2.4 mm)
  Outer Diamter (OD) Range                  0.015"–0.099" (0.38 mm–2.5 mm)
  Wall Thickness  0.0005"–0.0015" (0.013 mm–0.038 mm) 
  Length  Custom cut or continuous-spooled lengths                                                         
  Strike Layer Thickness  As thin as 0.0003” (0.0076 mm)
  Strike Layer Materials  Nylon (11 and 12)
  Pebax® (55D, 70D and 72D)
  Polyurethane (Tecoflex®)

Extruded Tubing

Nordson MEDICAL has a long, successful track record of supplying high-precision, specialized extruded tubing to the medical device industry. A global partner with facilities around the world, we specialize in high-performance tubing for critical applications.


Single-Lumen Extruded Tubing Specifications

  Single Lumen  Single Lumen Ultrathin Wall  Single Lumen Microthin Wall
  OD Range  From 0.003" (0.076 mm)  0.004"–0.120" (0.102 mm–3.048 mm)  0.020"–1" (0.508 mm–25.4 mm)
  OD Tolerance  From ± 0.0003" (± 0.008 mm)  From ± 0.0002" (± 0.005 mm)  From ± 0.0004" (± 0.001 mm)
  Wall  From 0.001" (0.025 mm)  From 0.0005" (0.013 mm)  0.00025"–0.003" (0.006 mm–0.08 mm)

  Standard: 62" (157 cm)

  Custom Cutting:

       ·  Maximum straight length: 96"

            o  Longer lengths possible for some sizes

       ·  Minimum: 0.020" or less

  Typical Materials

  (Contact us for additional options)                      

  ABS, Acetal, Arnitel, Bionate, Carbothane, Chronosil, EFEP, Elastollan, ETFE, EVA, EVAL, FEP, HDPE, Hytrel, Kynar PVDF, LDPE, LLDPE, Medalist, NEOFLONTM EFEP RP-5000,

  NEOFLONTM PFA AP-210, Nylon 11, Nylon 12, Nylon 6, Pebax® 35D, Pebax 45D, Pebax 55D, Pebax 63D, Pebax 70D, Pebax 72D, Pebax/EverGlide®, Pebax/Mobilize, Pebax/PEBASlide, Pebax/ProPell STM PEEK, 

  Pellethane 55D, Pellethane 75D, PET, PFA, Polycarbonate, Polypropylene, Polysulfone, Primacor, PVC, Resin, Rezilient, Santoprene, SEBS, Tecoplast, Tecothane, Texin, Thermoplastic Polyimide

  Printing  Can be printed using conventional techniques

Multilumen Extruded Medical Tubing

·       2–9 lumens for the passage of guidewires, catheters, fluids, and gasses

·       Number of lumens depends on material and cross-sectional area

·       Lumens can be shaped to meet user requirements

·       Lumen can be contained within a round tube or other cross sections (oval, figure 8)


  OD Range  0.030" (0.8 mm) and up
  OD Tolerance  From ± 0.001" (± 0.025 mm)
  Lumen Diameter  0.006" (0.152 mm) and up

  Standard: 62" (157 cm

  Custom Cutting:)

      ·  Maximum straight length: 96"

           o  Longer lengths possible for some sizes

      ·  Minimum: 0.020" or less

  Typical Materials 

  (Contact us for additional options)                    

  Polyurethane, Pebax, PET, Nylon, Polypropylene, PEEK, Polycarbonate, HDPE, TPE                                                                                                                                                         
  Printing  Can be printed using conventional techniques


Coextruded Multilayer Extruded Tubing Specifications

  Up to 3 discrete layers
  OD Range  From 0.016" (0.410 mm)
  OD Tolerance                                                    From ± 0.00027" (± 0.007 mm)
  Wall  From 0.0016" (0.041 mm)

  Standard: 62" (157 cm)

  Custom Cutting:

      ·  Maximum straight length: 96"

           o  Longer lengths possible for some sizes

      ·  Minimum: 0.020" or less


  Outer jacket:

  Polyurethane, Pebax, PET, Nylon, Polypropylene, HDPE, TPE                                                                                                                                                                                               

  Inner jacket:

  Polypropylene, HDPE, Polyurethane

  Printing  Can be printed using conventional techniques

Coextruded Striped Extruded Tubing Specifications

  OD Range  From 0.020" (0.508 mm)
  OD Tolerance                                                    From ± 0.00027" (± 0.007 mm)
  Wall  From 0.0016" (0.04 mm)

  Standard: 62" (157 cm)

  Custom Cutting:

      ·  Maximum straight length: 96"

           o  Longer lengths possible for some sizes

      ·  Minimum: 0.020" or less

  Typical Materials 

  (Contact us for additional options)

  Polyurethane, Pebax, Nylon, TPE

  Stripes: a range of radiopaque fillers

  Printing  Can be printed using conventional techniques                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

Coextruded Multilayer Tubing: Typical Configurations

  Coextruded Multilayer Component         Desired Primary Property on Inner Layer          Inner Layer Material                                        Desired Primary Property on Outer Layer             Outer Layer Material                                       
  PTA/PTCA Inner Tubing  Lubricity  HDPE  Bondable to adjacent device components  Nylon 12
  Infusion Tubing  Chemical inertness  HDPE  Flexibility  PVC
  Tungsten-Polymer Marker Band   Radiopacity  80% Tungsten-filled PUR                                  Smoothness  PUR
  Implantable Central Venous Catheter           Flexibility  PUR  Antimicrobial  Silver ion-filled PUR                                            
  Coronary Implant Delivery System  Lubricity  HDPE  Bondable to adjacent device components  Pebax

Custom Braid-Engineered Shaft Capabilities

Minimum Inner Diameter0.004" (0.3F)
Maximum Outer Diameter0.420" (32F)
Liner MaterialsPTFE, FEP, HDPE, Pebax®, Nylon, Urethane, TPE, Multi-layers, Polyimide, Polyimide with Particle Composites, Polyamide-imide, Polyester, Polyphenylsulfone, and others                                                                                     
Outer Jacket Materials

All medical-grade polymers, including Nylon, Pebax® and Urethane, Polyimide, Polyimide w/Particle Composites, Polyamide-imide, Polyester, Polyphenylsulfone

Reinforcement Materials0.0005" x 0.0025" – 0.001" x 0.007" (0.013 x 0.064 mm – 0.025 x 0.178 mm)
Typical Flat Wire Size Range0.0005" x 0.0025" – 0.001" x 0.007" (0.013 x 0.064 mm – 0.025 x 0.178 mm)
Typical Round Wire Size Range                      0.001" – 0.007" (0.025 mm – 0.178 mm)
Variable-Pitch Braiders16, 32, and 48 carriers
Additional FeaturesMulti-lumen, variable-stiffness continuous processing, multi-durometer, radiopaque fillers, variable-pitch, braid-over-braid, braid-over-coil

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Medical Tubing Capabilities



   ·         Assembly·         Flaring                         ·         Printing                                
   ·         Bonding·         Forming·         Punching
   ·         Braiding or Braid Wire            ·         Insert Molding                   ·         Shaping
   ·         Reinforcement·         Laminating·         Skiving
   ·         Coating·         Laser Drilling·         Stretching
   ·         Coiling or Coil Wire·         Multi Durometer·         Swaging
   ·         Reinforcement·         Multi Segment
   ·         Cutting·         Overmolding

Typical Materials

   ·         Aesno (Nylon 12)·        Pebax® (PEBA)                         ·         Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE)                             
   ·         (including finished catheter and·         Polyetheretherketone (PEEK)·         Polyurethane TP* (PU TP)
   ·         balloon catheter manufacturing)  ·         Pellethane® (Polyurethane)                  ·         Tecoflex® (Polyurethane)
   ·         Besno (Nylon 11)·         Polyester Terephthalate (PET)·         Texin® (TPE)
   ·         Braid - Aramid Fibers·         Polyamide (Ny 6 or Ny66) (PA6, PA66, N6, N66)            ·         Thermoplastic Elastomer (TPE)*
   ·         Braid - Round or SS Flat Wire·         Polycarbonate (PC) ·         Vestamid® (Nylon 12)
   ·         Ethylene Vinyl Acetate (EVA)·         Polyimide (PI)
   ·         Fluoropolymer·         Polyolefin (TPO)
   ·         Fluoropolymer Composite (PTFE-Composite)       ·         Polyphenylsulfone (PPSU)
   ·         Grilamid® (Nylon 12)·         Polypropylene (PP)
   ·         Nanofiber Composite·         Polyurethane (PU)

Nitinol Components

Manual forming allows for a more customized product, with a wider range of sizes, shapes, and densities than machine or laser cutting and forming, including:

·       Complex geometric structures

·       Multilateral closed ends

·       Density variations within one product

·       Attachment options such as spiral, wavy, or straight tips

·       Symmetric and asymmetric structures


Nitinol components are used in minimally invasive devices for markets including urology, neurology, vascular, gastrointestinal, and structural heart. Examples of nitinol-based devices include:

·       Multipurpose Snares

·       Braided Baskets

·       Graspers

·       Braided Nets

·       Aortic Valves

·       Stent Grafts

·       Mesh Over Balloon

·       Stone Extractor

·       Complex Small Components