Hoowaki sells medical tubing with microstructured surfaces to provide superior sliding performance without coatings, plasticizers or lubricants. Unlike conventional tubing, our products do not require reformulation or chemical changes to improve glide and retractability. The microstructured surfaces are formed in the product during conventional extrusion processes, and provide a mechanical friction solution. Our HDPE tubing has demonstrated a lower coefficient of friction than FEP.
The technology to impart these surfaces to extruded products can be adopted to most medically-approved polymers used for tubing, wire and optical fibers.
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