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Radiopaque Tubing

For many device applications, tubing placement during a procedure is critical. One way to “see” the tubing is to incorporate a radiopaque filler into the plastic so the tubing is visible during fluoroscopy or x-ray imaging. Fluortek offers an array of radiopaque fillers in most of our polymer material offerings.

  • Barium sulfate (BaSO4) is available in fill percentages up to 40% in melt fluoropolymer and thermoplastic materials
  • Bismuth subcarbonate [Bi2O2(CO3)] is available in fill percentages up to 40% in melt fluoropolymer and thermoplastic materials
  • Bismuth trioxide (Bi2O3) is available in fill percentages up to 40% in melt fluoropolymer and thermoplastic materials and up to 10% in PTFE
  • Tungsten (W) is available in fill percentages up to 60% in melt fluoropolymer and thermoplastic materials