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Here’s What You Should Know About Fluoropolymer Tubing

September 2, 2016 by  
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Fluoropolymers are materials renowned for their exceptional heat resistance and chemically inert capabilities.

They are synthetic polymer made from carbon and fluorine molecules and are primarily characterized by their exceptional resistance to bases, acids and a wide variety of other solvents.

Fluoropolymers are used in the form of coatings and tubing to facilitate transportation of materials, making them resistant to extreme conditions in various industrial operations.

The Background

Fluoropolymers have been used across different applications for decades. PTFE is among the very first fluoropolymers that gained recognition due to their properties. Since then, with extensive research in this domain, a wide number of variants were introduced, each with their own unique benefits. Some of the most common ones include:

  • PVDF
  • ETFE
  • PFA
  • PTFE
  • FEP
  • Heat shrink tubing

Exceptional Resistance To Heat and Harsh Chemicals

Most fluoropolymers are widely recognized for two things: their chemical inertness and heat resistance. These characteristics are highly beneficial across different industrial applications that involve transportation of liquids, gases, and harsh chemicals. These fluoropolymers retain its shape and integrity while not bleeding into the products being transported.

At the same time, some chemicals like PTFE can withstand extreme temperature conditions up to 680 degree Fahrenheit. However, PTFE’s mechanical properties remain stable until 500 degree Fahrenheit, which is still a lot. Moreover, fluoropolymer tubing can also be designed to withstand freezing temperatures as low as -320 degrees. All these features make fluoropolymers perfect for a wide variety of industrial applications.

Versatility

Fluoropolymer tubing can be found in all sorts of industries. Ranging from automobile manufacturing that involves usage of durable fuel lines, engine pipes and chambers, to aerospace applications that require durable, yet lightweight materials, fluoropolymers are highly preferred.

On the other hand, fluoropolymer tubing is also used for general industry applications where expensive equipment needs high performing, chemically inert material coatings to handle or transport corrosive chemicals.

The exceptional capabilities of these materials also make them a low maintenance solution. This means they can be used in oil fields, space stations and remote locations without the need to be regularly inspected. The possibilities are practically endless.

Are you looking for fluoropolymers to complement your specific application? At TefCap, we offer a wide variety of PTFE beading, PFA tubing, flexible Teflon tubing, heat shrink tubing and a lot more. We also offer custom fluoropolymer solutions for all your industrial needs. Get in touch with us to learn more today!

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