Diverse applications for PTFE, FEP, PFA, and other fluoropolymer tubing
Fluoropolymers are unique among other plastics on the market for their versatility and unparalleled properties. Their ability to resist corrosion, withstand extreme temperatures, tolerate high amounts of electrical voltage, and provide non-stick surfaces have made them a suitable solution for products in a number of industries. Whether your company deals with metal finishing, chemical processes, aerospace engineering or technological equipment, there's likely some way in which fluoropolymers can contribute an effective solution. While fluoropolymers can be manufactured as rods, filaments, fabricated products and heat exchangers, one of their most widely-sought manifestations has been as tubing.
As with fluoropolymers in general, fluoropolymer tubing maintains a wide range of uses. For example, fluoropolymer tubing has been applicable to products involving gas and liquid flow, medical devices, lab equipment, microwave applications, food and beverage processing, and electrical insulation, among numerous others. Fluoropolymers are also proving useful to the emerging technologies industry, where they've been sought out by wind and solar companies for their durable properties and ability to cut operational costs.
Fluoropolymer tubing can be purchased in PTFE, FEP, PFA, ETFE, PVDF, H2 or Heat-Shrink versions, each of which possesses unique characteristics. PTFE fluoropolymer tubing is best known for its ability to withstand exposure to a wide range of chemicals; it's most commonly applied to electronic products and electrical work. The FEP form of fluoropolymer tubing is also a suitable solution for electrical products or projects, but is more cost effective than PTFE. For those specifically in need of longer tubing, PFA fluoropolymers can be purchased in longer lengths than other forms of tubing; it's been most widely and effectively applied in the science and environmental industries. ETFE and PVDF fluoropolymer tubing are both highly durable and resistant to abrasion, while H2 tubing is one of the most thermal-conductive fluoropolymers and has been used for products that require thermal dissipation. Fluorotherm™'s Heat-Shrink tubing is specifically used for the protection and shrinking of covers and barriers on electrical wires and chemical equipment.
One of fluoropolymer tubing's more advantageous aspects is that it's versatile enough to frequently inspire new, creative applications. It's not uncommon for customers to adapt original ways to make use of our fluoropolymer tubing. Take a look at our catalog today!