Sean Fenske: What technology or service are you emphasizing at Medica/CompaMed this year?
Todd Furman: Serving the world’s leading medical device manufacturers, Fluortek specializes in the creation of extrusions engineered to custom requirements and unique applications. Fluortek is ISO 13485:2016 certified and has been serving the medical device industry since 1980.
At Fluortek, we are experts in precision fluoropolymer melt and paste extrusions. We also specialize in almost all thermoplastic materials. Our expertise is not only limited to single lumen, multi-lumen, and monofilament extrusion, we offer a wide range of secondary processes that serve the medical device industry. To add to our expertise, we also manufacture medical heat shrink tubing. Medical fluoropolymer and thermoplastic compounding are also another aspect of the business that makes us unique.
Fenske: What’s the most common challenge customers inquire about and how do you address it?
Furman: Tolerances in customer requirements become lower and lower every day. The Fluortek engineering team works with customers to make sure those requirements are met and exceed customer satisfaction.
Fenske: If you could give one piece of advice to companies seeking a manufacturing partner before they make a decision, what would it be?
Furman: One word—collaboration. At Fluortek, we have a culture of collaboration with our customers to discuss new projects. This educates us about the product and educates the OEMs about our extrusion capabilities. This collaborative culture eliminates any misconceptions.
Fenske: What are the forces driving medical device manufacturers to seek your technology/services over doing it in-house?
Furman: With the range of capabilities Fluortek offers, we are uniquely positioned to provide custom solutions to support customer needs.
Fenske: In what ways is your company able to aid in getting a product (project) to market faster?
Furman: Fluortek offers expert assembly and secondary operations to deliver nonsterile partially finished or fully assembled devices to exact specifications. This collaborative culture offers customers more options to get products to market faster.
Fluortek is located at Medica/Compamed in Hall 8B, Booth/Stand P11.