Precision Spring & Wire Solutions

Coil Reinforced vs Braiding Reinforced 

Coil reinforced and braid reinforced offer similar composite performance. At SCS, we offer both and can recommend the best reinforcement method for your needs. Below are some of the key features and characteristics of each option.

Coil Reinforced 

Thin wall catheter tubing can be reinforced to provide kink resistance and crush resistant benefits. Coil reinforced tubing uses an internal helical coil spring and includes an elongated tubular outer wall. It is engineered to eliminate kinking or collapsing, while still maintaining flexibility. Coil reinforced tubing materials and coil design can be optimized for certain applications, depending on product requirement specifications.   

We have numerous options available for our coiled catheter reinforcements, including:  

  • Multiple ends  
  • Variable pitch  
  • Close coiled or pitched 
  • Flat and round wire ends as small as 0.0005”  
  • Diameters as small as 0.2 mm 

Braided Reinforced 

Braid reinforced applications fully encompasses a metal or fibre braided profile between two layers of polymer. The addition of braided fortification can drastically expand burst pressure resistance, column strength, and torque transmission. Braid reinforcements are best suited for medical applications that require certain features rather and other industry applications.   

We have numerous options available for our braided catheter tubing, including:  

  • Multiple ends  
  • Carriers of 16, 24, or 48  
  • Variable braid angles  
  • Dense pics per inch  
  • Woven braided axial elements 
  • Flat and round wire ends as small as 0.0005” 
  • Diameters as small as 0.2 mm, and as large as 17 mm  

 Coil reinforced materials vs braid reinforced materials   


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