Rho-Coat™

Rho-Coat™ is a PTFE-free coating material for guidewires and hypotube-based catheters. It is applied using our state of the art proprietary application technology– Cambus Coat™.

Rho-Coat™ provides an ultra smooth coating with high lubricity for easy insertion and removal of the wire or catheter. Rho-Coat™ produces products with a finish similar in performance to a polymer jacket.

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Benefits

  • Ultra Smooth
  • High Lubricity
  • Conformal Coating
  • Excellent Adhesion
  • Tight Tolerances
  • PTFE & PFOA-free
  • Passes stringent Biocompatibility Testing in accordance with ISO standard 10993-1 for short-term contact of less than 24 hours with human body,
    – Cytotoxicity
    – Hemocompatibility: Direct & In-direct contact

Base Materials

  • Stainless Steel
  • Nitinol (limitations apply)
  • Other alloys on request

Tube/Wire Diameter Range

  • OD: 0.010” ~ 0.255” or 0.254mm ~ 6.50mm

Coating Thickness

  • Average coating thickness of 0.0002” (0.005mm) per side is consistently achieved
  • Typical Range: 0.0002” – 0.0009”
    (0.005mm to 0.023 mm)

Coating Colours

  • Black
  • Blue
  • Green on request

Applications

  • Guidewires
  • Marker bands
  • Coated Hypotube Shafts for
    • Cardiovascular devices
    • Neurovascular devices
    • Endovascular devices

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