Integer Holdings: PTFE spray booths for discrete components
Contract manufacturing giant Integer Holdings (NYSE:ITGR) can now do high-volume, discrete component polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) spray coating, thanks to new spray booths it has developed. The Plano, Texas–based company developed and qualified the programmable and automated dry filter electrostatic spray booths with reciprocating spray heads. The spray booths can accommodate discrete medical components, subassemblies and devices.
The spray booths have computer controls for critical processes, including spray pattern, spray duration and curing time. Each product is loaded into a fixture and attached to a speed-controlled conveyor system. The highly repeatable process yields optimal adhesion and durability, and allows for flexible coating processes, depending on the application, according to Integer.
Integer’s customers were seeking a reliable, high quality, vertically integrated PTFE spray coating supplier that had the ability to produce efficiently and in high volumes, according to Andrew Senn, Integer’s vice president of marketing.
Devices that could benefit from this capability include guidewires, core wires, coated hypotubes, stylets, pull wires, delivery systems and catheter mandrels. The coating technology enables consistent, high-quality, high-performance, and efficient products and components, according to Integer.
“High-quality devices contribute to patient safety and consistent coatings lead to predictable, reliable device performance for physicians and patients,” Senn said.