At Zeus, we’re innovators. Just like you.
We were among the first to work in the arena of minimally invasive techniques for revolutionary procedures such as neuromodulation. Our PEEK drawn fiber offers a non-metallic replacement for stainless steel. And when a major aircraft manufacturer needed an immediate design change on a harness assembly, Zeus delivered in record time.
Zeus has vast experience in medicine, aerospace, energy exploration, automotive, fiber optics and more allowing you to leap past “can’t” and into “how”.
What makes us different is that we think different. Even though we’re the world’s leading expert in polymer tubing, we’re much more than a polymer tubing company. Zeus solves problems and anticipates innovation. We’re in the business of changing lives.
Frank P. Tourville, Sr. worked in the polymer extrusion industry for ten years before creating Zeus from a desire to “do it better.” While Zeus quickly established itself as a world leader providing high-performance polymer extrusions and solutions, our rapid, sustained growth is rooted in a commitment to improving industries and lives.
Zeus is Everywhere You Are
Zeus touches just about every major industry in the world. Our products make everyday life better, faster, safer. You’ll find Zeus technology in your backyard grill and automobile. You’ll find us in the aircraft taking you where you need to go and the hand of the surgeon saving your life. Our research facilities are surpassed only by the enthusiasm and commitment of our people.
Why Choose Zeus As An Innovation Partner?
When your product and reputation are on the line, you want the best. No other company in the world delivers the consistency, dependability and unrivaled innovation of Zeus.
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Zeus offers Bioweb™ electrospinning technology that produces polymer fiber solutions with thickness ranging from nanoscale to microscale sizes. These fibers can be used to electrospin fabrics with complex shapes, and produce a broad range of fiber and fabric properties. Possible solutions include encapsulation technology, spin membranes/sheets, and 3-D structures for coating substrates of varying shapes and sizes.
Aeos® ePTFE tubing from Zeus is composed of solid nodes that are interconnected by a matrix of extremely thin fibrils. It is manufactured by expanding PTFE tubing during the manufacturing process, which alters the properties of the tubing by creating microscopic pores in the structure of the material. This tubing is the most flexible tubing Zeus offers, making it ideal for medical devices, electronic insulators, high performance filters, and other medical and industrial applications.
Bioabsorbables are capable of safely existing in the body for controlled lengths of time before absorbing without causing any harm or adverse reactions. The Absorv® biomaterial platform is optimized for the development of a wide variety of medical products for preventative care and disease treatments. The ever expanding list of applications includes orthopedic, dental, surgical, stents, and tissue engineering.
Zeus is equipped with the ability to produce an array of secondary/value-add production services for advanced medical applications. These include solutions such as tubing with flares (accessibility), flanges (mechanical stop), etching (bonding), pad printing (graphics, text), and other secondary services that allow for the optimization of materials to the precise requirements of each application.
Zeus offers Engineered Surface Tubing designed specifically for the neurostimulation treatment of Dystonia; a neurological movement disorder primarily related to Parkinson’s disease. This surface tubing features highly lubricated surfaces, making treatment delivery easier for surgeons and safer for patients.
Zeus offers the FluoroPEELZ™ peelable heat shrink designed with quick and easy peel away capabilities to improve product efficiency and safety, and to accelerate catheter production.
Drawn fiber is an improved performance monofilament based on extrusion technology and found in a wide array of applications such as over-braiding for hoses, weaves as mist eliminators, medical braiding, instrument and racquet string, and strengthening for industrial belting applications. This white paper discusses drawn fiber and polymer properties with particular emphasis on the macro- level attributes including melting temperature, glass transition temperature, and several key mechanical traits.
Unique manufacturability and production properties in plastics are increasingly being utilized in the development of medical devices and medical packaging. In the application of any material in a medical device, it must always meet stringent safety requirements and be biocompatible. This article discusses material biocompatibility, as well as the tested biocompatibility of plastics in medical devices.
Today, there are many suture types including synthetic, natural, absorbable, and non-absorbable materials. One of the most successful synthetic materials with suture applications has been PTFE and its variant, expanded PTFE (ePTFE). ZEUS now offers Aeos® ePTFE suture monofilament specifically for safe and effective surgical interventions while being readily obtainable for non-exclusive or unbranded use.
Liquid crystal polymers (LCPs) are unusual molecules that have been adapted to a variety of uses, including in the development of catheters in the medical industry. This article discusses the use of LCPs and how ZEUS has exploited their unique properties to produce an advanced monofilament fiber for the construction of a fully MRI-compatible catheter.
PTFE is a synthetic fluropolymer with many favorable advantages such as a low coefficient of friction, superior chemical resistance, and a long-established history of successful use. ZEUS has improved upon PTFE extrusion technology by producing an ultra-thin-walled PTFE catheter liner for the Sub-Lite-Wall® StreamLiner™ series. These liners make for a sturdier, more robust finished device while retaining sufficient functional properties such as torquability pushability, and flexibility.
Liquid polymer crystals are important in day to day use, especially in medical device fields and applications. This article introduces liquid crystal polymers and discusses their origin, structures, behaviors, and uses in thermoplastics and fibers with potentially broad applications.
With the paradigm shift in patient treatment from surgical-based procedures to minimally invasive surgeries, extrusion advancements in invasive medical devices and procedural-based innovation are occurring on a daily basis.
Clinicians and medtech leaders are constantly trying to find more ways to employ minimally invasive surgery (MIS) in diagnostic and therapeutic procedures. The challenge is to create a different path to access anatomy that was previously accomplished in open procedures and surgeries.
As the consumer market changes from sales driven marketing to the demanding, more meaningful content and engagement exchange with suppliers, polymer tubing suppliers have needed to change their traditional business methods.
Since it is virtually impossible to keep track of the smallest details of each component of a device design, engineers look to expertise from their supply and service partners for their components. This article focuses on medical tubing, with questions from peers in the industry answers provided tubing experts.