Article | August 14, 2019

Tie Layer: A Breakthrough Solution To Catheter Failure

Source: Zeus

By Matt Allen, Global Manager, Medical Markets

Product engineers at catheter manufacturing companies will be only too aware of the problem of delamination – the separation of material layers within the catheter.  The solution lay in the design of an additional material layer between the inner etched PTFE liner and the outer jacket material of the catheter. This extra layer would deliver the crucial adhesion required to prevent delamination, ideally without increasing the outer diameter of the finished catheter.