Glossary Of Terms
co-extrusion
The process of combining or layering materials so that the medical tube obtains characteristics from each. For example, one material might help a very small tube retain the flexibility to reach further into the vasculature while the other material supplies the strength and kink resistance needed to push it in. Co-extrusion may change a tube’s appearance, chemical characteristics or mechanical attributes, like lubricity.

Microspec's people were key developers of co-extrusion technology. From multiple layers to encapsulated radiopaque stripes, Microspec is at the forefront of co-extrusion technology.