What We Do
We specialise in the development and manufacture of advanced medical balloons for the global medical device industry.
Got a challenging balloon project? Get in touch and we’ll bring you to the forefront of balloon catheter technology globally.
We make a wide variety of balloons, ranging from non-compliant (non-stretchy) to ultra-compliant (very stretchy) in all shapes and sizes. We offer many materials like Nylon, PET and PolyUrethanes to meet your custom needs. Our robotic process can be optimised to hit your design-targets like thin walls, high burst-pressures and tight pack-down, giving you a truly custom balloon.
Long Conical Square Balloon
Balloon Materials & Performance
We can form balloons using a variety of medical-grade thermoplastic materials. We can help you choose the right material to maximise your balloon performance and integrate with your medical device or assembly process. Common materials include:
Poly(ethylene terephthalate) is a thermoplastic polyester, commercialized as Dacron® in the USA. This material offers some of the highest burst pressures even with a thin wall-thickness. Thermobonding of PET to your catheter shaft may pose challenges depending on material compatibility.
Nylon is well suited to high pressure balloons where some flexibility is desirable or acceptable. This material bonds well to PEBAX catheter shafts and is a good, slightly softer alternative to PET.
This polymer is based on Nylon and available in multiple shore-hardness grades from 72D (fairly hard) to 25D or 75A (quite soft). This allows for optimisation of balloon compliance and flexibility, as well as multiple catheter bonding solutions.
PolyUrethane PU, TPU
The Polyurethane family of materials is large and expansive with many good options for compliant and ultra-compliant balloons. Popular brands include Pellethane by Lubrizol and the Medallist range by Teknor Apex. These polymers are usually quite soft (25A to 90A) and well suited to thermal processing.
Our Balloons are shipped globally from our HQ in Wexford Get in touch to speak to us and to set up your order.
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We’re based in Ireland (a medical device manufacturing hub) and from here we ship balloons all over the world.
We’ve got local sales representation in the USA through our sales partners Haldeman & Frazier Inc
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Our AddressWexford, Ireland
Our Founder | Teddy Mudge
Teddy is passionate about innovation and (along with the Team’s help) is constantly improving what we do at Hoop. He graduated Cum Laude from Imperial College London and is building on his career as an engineer and entrepreneur in medical balloons.