PTFE or Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) is a fluoropolymer of tetrafluoroethylene. The usage of PTFE hoses extends beyond just chemical factories. In fact, several other industries can use their benefits for a wide range of applications. While it does carry a premium price tag, it has a slew of benefits that can work in its favor.
If you’re considering a new hose for yourself, here are a few reasons why you should consider getting PTFE installed:
One of the most significant advantages of PTFE is its non-reactivity. Chemical factories that work with acid, alkali, and other kinds of unstable elements can use PTFE for their production purposes. One of the biggest concerns food and drug companies have while using equipment is the mixing of contaminants in the final product, and with PTFE, this risk can be avoided.
PTFE can operate under high temperatures at up to 250?, making it a decent option for several industrial processes that involve heating parts. It can also withstand low pressure while being an excellent insulator of electricity.
Multiple industries can take advantage of this resilience, particularly those that deal with heavy metals that go through much wear and tear.
PTFE hoses are flexible, and by adding options such as convoluted bores, spring, and armor guards, you can increase the flexibility and strength of the hose assembly. FlexFit provides you with flexible, highly durable, and lightweight braided chemical hoses, ensuring you a foolproof PTFE hose assembly.
Whether it’s for a lab, a factory or your home, if you need something with longevity, your choice should always be a PTFE braided chemical hose. Unlike ordinary rubber hoses, it can operate under high pressure as well. With a steel coating around it, its low gas permeability and resistance against heat, electricity, as well as kinks and crushes make it a highly reliable product.
With a 316L stainless steel fitting, FlexFit Hose assemblies comply with FDA 21CFR177.1550, USDA, 3A Sanitary Standard. Along with USP Class VI, it is a well-rounded package to last you long and well. We also provide other materials such as braided stainless steel, Teflon, metal, and PTFE hoses.
We also have hoses for different industries and applications, such as sanitary and chemical resistant hoses, which all come with varying properties to fit your need perfectly. Our chemical compatibility test will help you make an informed decision as well. Reach out to us to learn more about our services and products.