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Laguna Niguel, CA – August, 20, 2013 – Each blog post will include content on key balloon development and manufacturing insights, analysis and white papers from technical experts on design, manufacturing, quality and balloon forming equipment.   Balloon design and manufacturing is a complex science that requires a mastery of material behavior, balloon forming technology, and quality control. Both extrusion and balloon forming are highly complex processes that involve a multitude of interacting parameters.

Some of these factors include material chemistry, material preparation, applied force, speed of stretch and forced stretch, rate of inflation, explosive expansion, exponential pressure decay, mold venting, heat flow, chamber pressure, and rate of cooling. Every step in the process must be completed with care and vigilance to produce high-performance balloons.  Engineers with in-depth and hands-on expertise and knowledge will provide insightful technical content.

The first post Ten Things to Look for in a Balloon Manufacturer is now available for viewing at

The educational site will also have an Ask an Engineer section where questions can be responded to anonymously.  Questions and responses will be posted on the blog site without the contact information to keep anonymity.  Appropriate engineering and qualified staff will respond to the questions.

About Interface Catheter Solutions

Interface Catheter Solutions is the only vertically integrated provider of outsourced solutions for balloon and catheter manufacturing. Interface has been solely focused on the balloon catheter market since 1995 and continually sets industry standards through process improvements and equipment advancements in balloon catheter manufacturing.

Interface has created more than 2,100 balloon designs, and offers balloon design and development, balloon contract manufacturing, extruded balloon tubing, custom medical extrusion, plus a comprehensive line of balloon catheter production and testing equipment. Interface is ISO 13485:2003 certified and operates multiple class 100,000 (ISO Class 8) clean rooms in three facilities. Interface’s headquarters is located at 27721 La Paz Road, Laguna Niguel, California.  Tel 949.448.7056.

Company Contacts:

Mark Geiger, Vice President of Sales & Marketing
Phone: 949-448-7056 x7123
E-mail: [email protected]

Michael DiDomenico, Director, Balloon Technology
Phone: 949-448-7056 x7147
E-mail: [email protected]


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