Critical Fluid Transfer – The chemical resistance, mechanical integrity, and high maximum temperature resistance of PTFE make it ideal for critical fluid transfer tubing. This material can handle a wide range of acids, bases, and solvents. PTFE is inherently pure making it an excellent material choice for pharmaceutical applications that require a high degree of purity.
Dry Lubrication – The highly lubricious nature of PTFE provides dry lubrication solutions for a variety of applications including fuel hoses and other fluid tubing lines. PTFE’s smooth surface facilitates feeding of wires and other components through PTFE convoluted or other tubing.
Furcation Tubing – Also known as jacketing, this application is most commonly used in fiber optics to protect these fragile communication devices. PTFE easily slides over fiber optics without damaging these delicate fibers. PTFE’s superior qualities on many fronts protect fiber optics from abrasion and physical trauma without affecting the fiber’s transmission.
Wire Splicing – In heat shrinkable form, PTFE provides great electrical insulation and chemical resistance; these attributes serve it well as a splicing aid whether for designed purposes or repairs made in the field.
Wire Harness – PTFE’s excellent dielectric properties make this an ideal material for covering, protecting, and insulating wire harnesses and other bundled electrical cables. PTFE wire harness applications are particularly widespread in the automotive and aerospace industries not only for PTFE’s insulation and protection attributes but also for its temperature resistance.
3D Printing – In this application, PTFE is utilized in a tube form because its lubricity guides filaments to the die head to make parts or to transport liquids. The finished material is chemically inert and can have color added for identification.