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Balloon Catheter Development & Manufacturing

Freudenberg Medical has the unique ability to offer best in class balloon tubing, rapid response prototyping, and balloon designs not available through typical off-the-shelf industry solutions.

Freudenberg Medical’s knowledge with non-compliant, semi-compliant, and compliant medical balloon technology through a range of dimensions and materials makes us a great partner for your custom balloon development and manufacturing. In addition to being able to specify the tubing dimensions to allow our customers to achieve the balloon dimensions and performance required, Freudenberg Medical’s Balloon Development Center of Excellence offers all capabilities in-house to develop, manufacture, and test high-performance medical balloons. With dedicated equipment and engineers to ensure short lead times and quickly get prototypes in hand through our Rapid Response Prototyping, we are able to quickly design concepts to address challenging requirements with multi-layer extrusions, high burst pressure, or specific features, lengths and diameters.

In order to manufacture high-quality balloons, you must start with high-quality balloon tubing. That is why Freudenberg Medical should be your supplier. We produce tubing with consistent wall thickness and excellent concentricity. Plus we have the extrusion expertise to hold tight tolerances, and control mechanical properties, such as elongation, for better yields.


  • Nylon, Pebax, Polyamides, PET, Polyurethanes
  • Blends, Combinations, Dual & Multi-layers (In-house extrusion capabilities)
  • Polyamides, including Grilamid® and Vestamid®
  • Thermoplastic elastomers, such as Pebax®
  • Thermoplastic Urethanes, such as Pellethane®


  • Diameters: 1.5 mm – 35+ mm
  • Lengths: Up to 300 mm
  • Specialty Design

Size Range

  • OD ranges from 0.2mm (.007”) to 20mm (.787”) and tolerances as low as +/-0.0127mm (0.0005”).
  • Concentricity: >85% depending on size

PTCA & PTA Catheter Balloons

  • Dilation and Delivery balloons for 0.014”, 0.018” & 0.035” systems
  • RBP’s up to 40ATM+
  • Diameters: 2.0 mm – 20 mm+
  • Lengths 20 mm to 300 mm 

Associated Capabilities

  • In-house Custom Balloon Tubing Extrusions
  • Low-profile, High Pressure Balloons
  • Drug-coated Balloons
  • Balloon Wrapping & Bonding
  • Balloon Performance Testing
  • Balloon Catheter Shaft Development
  • Market Band Swaging, Balloon Pleat and Fold
  • Assembly and Coating

Clinical Applications

  • Cardio-, Peripheral-, Neurovascular
  • Orthopedic
  • Ear, Nose, Throat
  • Gastrointestinal

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Extrusion Process

Burst Test


VistaMed offer in-house extrusion capabilities that is quite unique and specifically designed for balloon tubing production.

  • Accurate control for tubing lot-to-lot consistency
  • Maximizing balloon performance by using an optimized extrusion process
  • Quick turnaround