Vascular Market

Polymers for Vascular Applications

Vascular therapies represent an alternative to traditional invasive surgical techniques for the treatment of disease such as coronary artery disease. These procedures improve patient comfort by reducing pain and risk as well as yielding quicker recovery at lower cost.

Medical grade thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) polymers from Lubrizol are well suited for use in endovascular medical devices (used in the treatment of cardiovascular, peripheral vascular and neurovascular diseases) because of their long history of proven biocompatibility and indwelling softening characteristics. Lubrizol TPUs have been used in vascular applications for more than 30 years.

Lubrizol TPUs enable performance of vascular access devices such as:
  • Central venous catheters (CVC)
  • Peripheral intravenous catheters (PIVC)
  • Peripherally inserted central catheters (PICC)
  • Dialysis catheters

Polymers included in the Tecoflex™, Carbothane™, Pellethane®, and Tecothane™ TPU lines are ideal for vascular applications. In addition, most products can be easily customized for radiopacity, color and other characteristics which can enhance catheter performance.

Contract Manufacturing capabilities for Vascular Applications

Our various Medical Device Contract Manufacturing Division locations across the globe can help you with outsourcing medical device components, sub-assemblies and complete devices by delivering innovative solutions via expertise in designing, in-house balloon forming technologies, molding, extrusion and assembly of different vascular products. We manufacture a variety of different medical devices such as catheters and delivery systems for coronary, peripheral, stent delivery, neurovascular, and structural heart.

Contact us to learn more about how LLS Health is improving patient outcomes.