Putnam Plastics’ RilSlix coatings

Putnam Plastics’ RilSlix coatings

February 6, 2019

Putnam Plastics


Dayville, Connecticut – Putnam Plastics Corp. has expanded its product portfolio to include RilSlix coated mandrels and wires. The products incorporate a unique surface chemistry that has been optimized for use as a processing aid in catheter manufacturing, employing a range of fluoropolymer coatings including the proprietary RilSlix coating. All coatings are compatible with discrete, tapered, and continuous wire.

The RilSlix compounds have been designed with PFOA free, REACH compliant materials and exhibit up to 5x stronger adhesion of the coating to the mandrel than industry standards. The RilSlix technology also offers unparalleled durability which enables wires/mandrels to be used repeatedly without flaking. The combination of performance, wear-resistance and longevity makes RilSlix coated mandrels a cost-effective option, superior to standard fluoropolymer coated wires and mandrels.

Discrete mandrel and continuous wire coating is compatible with a variety of metals including, but not limited to, stainless steel, silver plated copper, and Nitinol in diameters ranging from 0.010" to over 0.500" (0.254mm to 12.700mm). We can also accommodate discrete lengths up to 13ft (4m).