Teleflex Medical OEM announces the addition of PEEK (polyether ether ketone) to its extensive portfolio of specialty materials for medical technology.


Wayne, PA    Teleflex Medical OEM, a global leader in precision extrusion and complex catheters, announces the addition of PEEK (polyether ether ketone) to its extensive portfolio of specialty materials for medical technology. PEEK’s incredible strength and outstanding mechanical properties combined with Teleflex Medical OEM’s vertically integrated product development and manufacturing capabilities opens up new options for the designers of medical devices.


PEEK is known throughout the medical device industry for its high tensile and column strength even though it is relatively lightweight. In fact, PEEK has one of the highest strength to weight ratios of any thermoplastic. The polymer is often utilized as a viable alternative for stainless steel and other metals in components for catheters used for coronary valve, stent, or graft delivery. In addition, PEEK has shown promise as a replacement for steel components used during many minimally invasive procedures. PEEK also demonstrates other high-performance characteristics such as dimensional stability, high burst pressure, chemical inertness, heat resistance, and outstanding lubricity.

Teleflex Medical OEM can take a project from resin to tubing to finished device. It offers PEEK as a medical grade material that meets USP Class VI and cytotoxicity testing requirements. This material can be extruded as tubing with walls as thin as 0.005” while maintaining columnar stiffness, torsion strength, and low elongation. Custom options such as profiles, multi-lumen, and radiopaque fillers are available.

To learn more about PEEK and Teleflex Medical OEM’s extensive, in-house extrusion capabilities, visit


About Teleflex Incorporated
Teleflex is a leading global provider of specialty medical devices for a range of procedures in critical care and surgery. Our mission is to provide solutions that enable healthcare providers to improve outcomes and enhance patient and provider safety. Headquartered in Wayne, PA, Teleflex employs approximately 11,500 people worldwide and serves healthcare providers in more than 150 countries. Additional information about Teleflex can be obtained from the company's website at

Teleflex Medical OEM, division of Teleflex Incorporated, is known across the globe, for custom-engineered sutures and fibers, extrusions, diagnostic and interventional catheters, and sheath/dilator sets and kits.  Additional information about Teleflex Medical OEM can be obtained at

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