Because of its optical clarity and easy peel removal, FluoroPEELZ is primarily used in the medical device industry for catheter construction. Optical clarity helps catheter manufacturers visually inspect products during the production process. Manufacturers can spot any defects beneath the heat shrink material and eliminate guesswork during construction.
High-ratio FluoroPEELZ is especially beneficial in the neurovascular and neuromodulation markets where it is used as a reflow/fusing sleeve over softer plastics. Because of the tiny size of these devices, the ability to peel away the heat shrink rather than slit with a razor blade by hand provides an important advantage for device manufacturers.
With the clarity and peelability of Zeus' high-ratio FluoroPEELZ, manufacturers can streamline complex catheter construction processes. These features help manufacturers improve efficiencies, increase yields, and create a safer work environment.
Zeus showcased its new high-ratio FluoroPEELZ at stand 8BK27 at Compamed, the leading international trade fair for the medical supply industry and for product development (which took place last fall in Düsseldorf, Germany).
"Zeus is a pioneer in clear peelable heat shrink technology and continues to innovate. With this new product release, we offer medical device manufacturers a high optical clarity heat shrink for applications requiring increased ratio sizes. Specifically, manufacturers that specialize in products with smaller diameters are quickly adopting our solution. The new high-ratio FluoroPEELZ allows customers to partner with Zeus for all their heat shrink requirements," said Emily Barnes, senior global medical market manager, Zeus Industrial Products Inc.
Zeus' high-ratio FluoroPEELZ, an extension to its peelable heat shrink family, offers the same high clarity as the other products within the FluoroPEELZ family but is now available in higher ratios up to 2:1. FluoroPEELZ is used primarily in the medical device industry for catheter construction. High-ratio FluoroPEELZ is especially useful in the neurovascular and neuromodulation markets.
The clarity and peelability capabilities of high-ratio FluoroPEELZ help manufacturers simplify production, improve efficiencies, increase yield and create a safer work environment. Zeus FluoroPEELZ is Class VI medical grade approved.
Zeus Industrial Products Inc. is headquartered in Orangeburg, S.C. Its core business is the development and precision extrusion of advanced polymeric materials. The company employs over 1,700 people worldwide with manufacturing and sales facilities in Aiken, Columbia, Gaston, and Orangeburg, S.C.; Branchburg, N.J.; Chattanooga, Tenn.; Guangzhou China; and Letterkenny, Ireland. Zeus products and services serve companies in the medical, automotive, aerospace, fiber optics, energy, and fluid management markets.