Fluoropolymer tubing exhibits a remarkable combination of properties, from excellent chemical resistance, broad temperature capability, electrical insulation to high purity, toughness and non-stick features.
Our fluoropolymer tubes are designed to meet severe environmental conditions while offering the highest stability.
Our fluoropolymer tubing, including PTFE, FEP and PFA tubing, is available in a variety of wall thicknesses and in hundreds of standard sizes.
Each application has different requirements, so we also produce special custom fluoropolymer tubing to order.
Fluoroplastics is a clumsy word given to a group of plastics where the molecules contain carbon and fluorine.
The plastic polythene is a molecule consisting of a carbon chain with hydrogen atoms attached. PTFE is much the same but with the hydrogen atoms replaced with fluorine atoms.
The replacement of the hydrogen atoms with fluorine atoms dramatically changes the properties of the material, and fluoroplastics therefore tend to have special properties:
Very high working temperatures
Very high resistance to chemical and solvents
Very high electrical resistance
Virtually total chemical resistance at temperatures up to 260°C means our PTFE, FEP and PFA tubing can handle the transport of all fluid chemicals and solvents.
Fluoropolymer tubing can also be used to protect less resistant materials, such as glass, stainless steel on stirrers, thermometers, probes and vat heaters.
The combination of low friction and temperature resistance allows fluoropolymer tubing to be used in applications such as sleeve bearings, push-pull cables and non-stick roller covers.
Due to the excellent dielectric and other properties combined, thin wall PTFE and FEP tubing finds many unique applications in electric and electronic engineering, such as insulation of miniature components and connections in hot environments.
Inert, non-toxic and bio-compatible properties are sought after by medical device manufacturers for applications such as intravenous catheters, catheter introducers and angiographic catheters.