The PTFE Tubing (Polytetrafluoroethylene tubing) is a widely-used option for several industrial and commercial products all over the world.
Greater heat resistance, excellent dielectric stability and self-lubricating properties have made fluoropolymers the most sought-after tubing products today.
With their non-stick nature, coupled with a low coefficient of friction, these tubes are an ideal material for high-temperature applications. Their chemical inertness and unrestricted flow without sedimentation are added benefits.
Stainless steel smooth bore and/or convoluted PTFE or Teflon hoses are frequently used across industrial and manufacturing industries. The reason for this is that they are safe to work with, and distribute gases and liquids efficiently.
Here are 6 reasons why you should be using Teflon hoses in your industry:
1. They are stronger and more durable.
The industrial hoses made of rubber or thermoplastic are not strong enough, and hence, break down quickly. For processes involving harsh chemical conditions—particularly in the pharmaceutical, chemical processing, food processing and automotive industries—a much stronger and more durable hose such as a Teflon hose is an essential requisite. They even work for long periods of time under high pressure.
2. They are resistant to extreme temperatures.
Extreme temperatures—hot or cold—which would otherwise destroy other materials, fail to have any adverse effects on PTFE tubes.
3. They can withstand almost all chemicals.
With the exception of certain molten alkali metals and halogenated compounds, Teflon tubing is able to resist almost all the chemicals it is exposed to during a manufacturing process.
4. They can resist moisture and humidity.
Prolonged damp conditions do not corrode or damage Teflon hoses. Also, since they are chemically unreactive, their sustained contact with chemicals does not alter the odor, color or taste of the final product. This useful property makes Teflon tubes an apt choice in the food & beverages industry.
5. They provide security against fire.
PTFE tubing or hoses are scientifically proven safe against fire. This explains why they are so commonly used in pressure gauge supply lines and fire extinguisher kits.
6. They are flexible.
Stainless Steel Braided Teflon tubing allow for effortless motion and vibration without hampering its durability. Depending on whether it is smooth-bore, or convoluted, the PTFE tube can be bent or flexed as required. PTFE Tubing has the greatest Flex life out of any Fluoropolymer Tubing.
Tef-Cap Industries is a proud manufacturer and distributor of a wide variety of top-notch quality heat shrinkable PTFE tubing products. Contact us today and we will make sure you get exactly the Teflon hose your application needs!