Thermal bonding of overlapping plastic extrusions to catheter shafts forms a thickened wall section that helps avoid kinking of the main catheter tube in high stress areas. Polymers must be compatible and suitable for heat bonding. Differences in wall thicknesses between the exterior tube and catheter shaft create unique challenges. Precise external geometric configurations and thermal profiling help assure maximum joint strength. A wide variation in tube sizes, joint designs and polymer choices add extra layers of complexity to the bonding process. Vante and PlasticWeld diverse equipment options provide you with unmatched versatility to meet your specific production challenges.
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