Overlap welded tube segments are a standard method of creating multi-segmented catheters for diverse applications. This method maximizes the melt interface between the two tube segments to enhance the joint’s integrity. They all require precise external geometric configurations with securely bonded interfaces for proper functioning of the catheter. A wide variation in tube sizes, overlap configurations and polymer choices add extra layers of complexity to the tip forming process. Vante and PlasticWeld diverse equipment options provide you with unmatched versatility to meet your specific production challenges.
Tube OD Range: Tube sizes ranging from 2Fr and larger
Geometry Configurations: tapered overlap joint
Overlap Lengths: Lengths ranging from 1 mm and longer
Materials: Virtually all thermoplastic polymers can be butt welded: including LDPE, HDPE, PE copolymers, PP, PU & PU blends, PEBAX, FEP, and many others.
Standard Machine Configurations: 1-up, 2-up and 4-up systems depending on project details.