Vesta Launches Standard Heat-Shrink Tubing Line

FRANKLIN, Wis. (February 14, 2012) — Vesta, a global leader in silicone and thermoplastic contract manufacturing services for medical device manufacturers, is proud to introduce its launch of a standard line of poly-olefin heat-shrink tubing. This new product offering leverages Vesta’s expertise as a custom provider of tight tolerance extrusion services, and provides Vesta’s customers with 8 standard heat shrink tubing sizes along with strong supporting performance detail to assist in identifying the best option available to support their unique extrusion requirements.

Vesta understands that today’s global market requirements for product innovation demand a higher degree of technical support and timely response to remain competitive. Apur Lathiya, Vice President and General Manager of Vesta’s thermoplastic business announced the launch saying, “Our poly-olefin heat shrink provides high compression force and shrink ratios at low recovery temperatures. It is ideal for butt bonding, lap bonding, balloon bonding, and reflowing. By adding a standard offering for our customers to consider, we are responding to their requests for high quality product solutions which may help lower the costs typically associated with custom manufacturing but when unique requirements are not necessary to support the design of their medical device. Our leadership position in custom poly-olefin heat-shrink tubing made this investment a natural evolution for our company, and we are excited about the additional benefits in cost and lead-times associated with a standard offering. We can now address both market needs for our diverse customer base.” This new offering builds on the marketplace interest in poly-olefin heat shrink tubing which Vesta has experienced since launching a white paper on the topic in late 2011, and now available for review on Vesta’s website.

Vesta’s standard heat shrink tubing offering is supported by its robust production systems, ensuring that product development can be quickly and efficiently transferred to full scale production systems, without requiring a change in suppliers, or the need to develop new product specifications to ensure manufacturability. In addition, Vesta’s ISO13485-registered quality management system provides assurance that all components comply with the rigorous standards of the medical device regulatory agencies world-wide.

Vesta’s 40 year history of exclusively focusing on the medical device market place, with a unique concentration on processing medical grade silicone and thermoplastics, has earned the company a business relationship with hundreds of OEMs worldwide, including 22 of the top 30 global medical device manufacturers. Quality, competence, and reliability are the trademarks of Vesta’s silicone molding platform which supports customers by manufacturing more than 60 million medical devices and components annually. For more information, please visit the company’s website at, or contact your regional sales manager to receive samples or additional product information.

About Vesta

Vesta is an ISO 13485 certified medical device contract manufacturer providing silicone molding and dip molding, silicone sheeting, silicone tubing, thermoplastic extrusion and medical device assembly services. Vesta capitalizes on 40 years of experience in helping the top global innovators launch their products with success. Find more information about medical device outsourcing with Vesta at