Optinova Group Precision Extrusion of Medical Tubing

Optinova Group is a leading corporation in the precision extrusion of tubing for medical applications.

Custom designed tubing for the medical device industry

Tubing from Optinova can be found as components in a large range of medical devices. All products from Optinova are produced according to customer specifications and purchase orders.

Established in 1971, Optinova has experience of custom designed tubing for the global medical device industry. Our plants are located in Finland and in Minnesota, US.

Optinova Group’s wide range of extrusion capabilities is constantly developed. Our experienced personnel and state-of-the-art equipment make Optinova the right partner for any extrusion needs.

Advanced extrusion techniques

The materials processed range from polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) paste extrusion, thermoplastic fluoropolymers, thermoplastic polymers, and thermoplastic elastomers in various tubing designs, making Optinova a versatile extrusion partner.

The company manufacture under current good manufacturing practice (cGMP) guidelines in a certified cleanroom or white-room environment, with in-process control to ensure the highest consistency and minimum batch-to-batch variation.

Full documentation and traceability are guaranteed.

Optinova’s experience includes the choice of material and delivery of precise medical device components.

This is achieved through the use of our advanced extrusion techniques, automated or semi-automated secondary operations, and highly efficient production systems.

These components are incorporated into millions of lifesaving products worldwide.

Optinova is well- known for its consistent quality, high service level and deliveries. The company offers a solution oriented partnership, regardless of the stage of a products’ life cycle, from early stage prototyping to volume production.

Tubing for infusion, cardio and vascular, and delivery devices

The company’s tubing for medical devices focuses on infusion, cardio and vascular, and delivery devices.

Optinova is the world-leading supplier of IV-catheter tubing since the early 1970s. IV-catheter tubes are extruded in all commonly used materials such as PTFE, fluorinated ethylene propylene (FEP) and polyurethane (PUR), as transparent, striped or homogenously filled with a filler to enhance radiopacity.

The company can supply on spools or in cut lengths. Other typical infusion applications include tubing for diabetes treatment, anaesthesia and central venous catheter (CVC).

Optinova offer a complete range of extrusion solutions for cardio and vascular device manufacturing. This include beadings, monofilaments, FEP heat shrink, etched OD PTFE liners, single and multi-lumen tubing, bump / tapered tubing, balloon tubing, balloon and stent protectors, braided shafts, and CRM lead components.

Customised extrusions, as well as a range of off the shelf solutions are also available.

The company’s delivery device extrusions portfolio is tailored for a range of applications with focus on consultative extrusion expertise, from quick turnaround prototyping, design for manufacturing to volume production.

Endoscopy, orthobiology, urology and women’s health are examples of applications Optinova currently supplies solutions for.

Polymers for extrusion of medical tubing

Optinova can process different polymers used for extrusion of medical tubing.

Different materials used at our production sites are thermoplastic polymers such as PE, PP, PA, PET and PC, thermoplastic elastomers such as TPE-U (PUR), TPE-A (Peba) and TPE-E, and fluoropolymers such as PTFE, FEP, ETFE, PFA, and PVDF.

All incoming raw material and in-house compounded materials are carefully inspected. This ensures awareness of material quality from batch to batch.

The company’s extensive experience in processing a wide range of polymers sets the platform to ensure the highest consistency and minimum batch-to-batch variation.

The core of our production is our highly trained and experienced personnel, who produce high-quality tubing.

In addition to extrusion services, Optinova offers subcontracting services and various conversion operations such as state-of-the-art catheter shafts, welding of soft tips to braided tubing, pre-fabricated packaging coils, protection sleeves and welding sleeves.

Extrusion line design and production

Optinova ‘s experience of extrusion line design and production, in combination with innovative, efficient in-line control equipment such as laser OD monitoring, guarantees our products meet the highest expectations.

During production, the operators perform regular, documented tests of the production performance.

Key factors in our business are tight tolerances, traceability, design services and personal customer service.

The production sites within the Optinova Group are certified according to ISO13485:2003, and operates under cGMP guidelines.

A system for documentation and follow-up was set up in response to stringent requirements of the medical device industry.

About The Optinova Group

The Optinova Group supplies advanced tubing solutions to the medical device industry worldwide. Based in Finland, the company also provides fluoropolymer tubing for industrial applications. The Optinova Group has a wide global network and its manufacturing locations include Minnesota and Bangkok.

Included in the designs of thousands of medical devices, the Optinova Group’s medical extrusion solutions are well-suited for cardiovascular, delivery device, and infusion therapy applications. The company also caters to chemical, food, electrical, electronics, and pharmaceutical industries with its industrial extrusion branch, formerly known as Scantube.

The Optinova Group has extensive knowledge in extrusion and secondary operations. It offers custom extrusion services, which are tailored to individual customer requirements. Value is added throughout the design process by controlled automation process and in-line measurements, ensuring high-quality service. Production and delivery phases are closely collaborated with the Optinova Groups’ customers.

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Press Release

Fluoropolymer Tubing Components by Optinova

The Optinova Group is proud to have over 40 years of experience as a partner and supplier of extruded fluoropolymer tubing components for a wide range of industrial applications.

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Materials Guide for Custom Extrusion

This guide presents a range of materials offered by Optinova for its customised extrusion of tubing for medical applications.

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Optinova Ab

Industrivägen 5

22410 Godby

Aland

Finland

+ 358 183 2900 +358 183 29200 www.optinova.com

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26 June 2017

The Optinova Group is proud to have over 40 years of experience as a partner and supplier of extruded fluoropolymer tubing components for a wide range of industrial applications.

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18 March 2016

Optinova will be exhibiting at MedTec in Stuttgart from 12-14 April.

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4 September 2015

Optinova, a division of Eriksson Capital, is pleased to announce that the company has entered an agreement to acquire both ScanTube and Thai ScanTube.

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26 May 2015

Optinova Group will be attending a range of events during 2015.

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16 April 2015

Optinova is proud to announce the release of two versions of FEP heat shrink tubing, 1.6: 1 FEP HS and FEP QuickShrink 2.0.

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10 April 2015

Optinova has launched a new version of its website, with updated information about the group and its capabilities and offerings for the global medical device industry.

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27 May 2012

Unique features of the FEP QuickShrink 2.0 are the fast shrinking process that gives shorter production cycle and lower production costs.

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3 June 2009

Optinova will exhibit at MEDTEC, which takes place in Shanghai from 8 September to 10 September. We will be based at booth 337. We will be promoting our IV-catheter tubing. Based on our vast experience we have developed an ICM-tubing concept that includes a range of specially produced

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3 June 2009

Optinova will be represented at MD&M, which takes place in Minneapolis from 21 October to 22 October. We will be based at stand 1649. We will be promoting our whole concept of making high-demand, small-sized tubing in demanding materials in close cooperation and according to custom

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2 June 2009

Optinova, one of the largest manufactures of intravenous catheters has installed "in line" leak detection equipment into their production process for catheter tube manufacturing. The thin wall tubing is used for nutrition and blood transfusion delivery systems. Optinova called in Adixen Scandinav

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Regional Offices

Optinova Ab

Industrivägen 5

22410 Godby

Aland

Finland

+ 358 183 2900 +358 183 29200 www.optinova.com
ScanTube GmbH

Justus-Staudt-Strasse 1

D-65555 Limburg-Offheim

Germany

Jutta Recio, VP Sales Central Europe +49 643 159 880
ScanTube AB

Sportfältsvägen 3

SE-754 19 UPPSALA

Sweden

Olof Malmström, VP Sales Nordics, UK, Ireland +46 185 667 50
Optinova MLE

9900 13th Ave N Suite 150

Plymouth, MN 55441

United States of America

Chris Prigge, VP Sales North America +1 763 226 5626
ScanTube Inc.

22 Shelter Rock Lane

Unit #24 Danbury

CT 06810

United States of America

Rob Paltauf +1 203 743 090
Optinova Asia Pacific Co., Ltd.

MD Tower, 4th Floor,

1, Soi Bangna-Trad 25, Bangna-Trad Road,

Bangna, Bangkok 10260

Thailand

Metha Pradiskesorn, VP Sales Southeast Asia +66 818 407 445
Shanghai Rong Feng Medical Instruments Co., Ltd.

Room 202, Building 2, No. 900

North Zhongshan Road

Shanghai 200070

China

Liu Rong, VP Sales China +86 216 607 6858
ScanTube OY Factory

Skrapängsvägen 9

AX-221 40 Mariehamn

Aland

Finland

+358 185 273 50
Optinova MLE Factory

9909 South Shore Drive

Plymouth, MN 55441

United States of America

+1 763 226 5626
Optinova Production LLC Factory

5565 Pioneer Creek Drive

Maple Plain, MN 55359

United States of America

+1 763 235 4364
Thai ScanTube Co. Ltd. Factory

143 Moo1, Bo-Kwangthong

Bothong

TH-20270 Cholburi

Thailand

+66 805 626 052 +66 636 379 837

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