Product Description

Polytetrafluoroethylene, or PTFE, was discovered by DuPont in 1938 and was later commercialized by DuPont(now Chemous) with brand name Teflon in the mid 1940’s.

Since then, we have become the world’s largest extrusions manufacturer of PTFE. We have evolved a broad PTFE portfolio of standardized and custom products. This diverse polymer is made into heat shrink, convoluted tubing, and monofilament. PTFE has the lowest coefficient of friction of any polymer and has a broad temperature range allowing it to excel equally in extreme cold and hot environments.

The unique properties of PTFE have made it the polymer of choice for many advanced applications. Because of its unparalleled chemical resistance and extreme temperature tolerance, this fluoropolymer has gained a high presence in everything from lifesaving medical devices, chemical and analytic sciences, to industrial equipment operating in demanding environments.

Known as the gold standard, PTFE tubing possesses superior lubricity, is biocompatible, and is made to precision tolerances.

PTFE can be sourced with flares, flanges, draw downs, drilled holes, cuffs, or a combination of more than one Optimized Tubing Solution.

Product Application

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.

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