Teleflex Medical OEM is proud to introduce an innovative EFEP co-extrusion process that eliminates the need for etching. EFEP (perfluoronated ethylene-propylene copolymer) can be co-extruded with polyamide- or PEBA-type materials in a one step process that eliminates the need for etching. The result is a tubing with high clarity making it a good choice for applications where transparency in important.
EFEP works where conventional fluoropolymers cannot be used. It can be co-extruded as an outerlayer or tube liner; or laminated over coil- or braid-reinforced assemblies. EFEP provides the advantages of fluoropolymers (lubricity, chemical resistance, and biocompatibility), plus the advantages of traditional materials like polyamide or PEBA (flexibility, ease of bonding, and over molding).
Tubing stiffness can be tailored to specific applications by varying the durometer of the coextruded materials. EFEP is a USP Group VI approved material that can be Gamma or ETO sterilized.
To learn more about EFEP co-extrusion, download a PDF of the sell sheet "TFX OEM EFEP Co-Extrusion"