About PTFE



About PTFE

About PTFE

Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE), to give it is full chemical name, was discovered in 1938 by DuPont scientist Dr. Roy Plunkeet. PTFE is plastic resin in the Fluorocarbon group.

Certification

  • A wide operating temperature range (-60 C to +260 C/-100 F - +500 F)
  • Inert to virtually all chemicals
  • Resistance to weathering/ageing unaffected by UV light, resistant to oxidation, surface fouling and discoloration.
  • Non-flammable
  • Lightweight
  • Superior flex fatigue life
  • Low permeability
  • Lowest coefficient of friction of any solid material known to man
  • Unlimited shelf life
  • Performable *
  • Solvent resistant

*With patented KA Fluid Systems' Technology

PTFE Hoses

PTFE hoses are an ideal problem solver for fluid transfer applications involving aggressive chemicals, extremes of temperature/pressure, extreme movement /vibration, or where hygiene is paramount.

Click here for a general list PTFE hose applications

Chemical resistance

The PTFE Hose liner is virtually inert to all chemicals and solvents. It is resistant to fuming Sulphuric and Nitric acids, Amines, Antioxidants and Methanol. It is only known to react with elemental Alkali metals (molten or in solution), Fluorine and Chlorine Trifluoride.

Click here for a chemical compatibility chart

Vacuum performance

To ensure the selection of the right hose for a particular application, it is important to understand the potential effects of vacuum and its relationship to hose construction. Vacuum is also properly referred to as negative pressure which future helps to explain its effect on hose.

Click to read more on vacuum performance

A world of applications

PTFE hoses are an ideal problem solver for fluid transfer applications involving aggressive chemicals, extremes of temperature/pressure or extreme movement /vibration.

 

See some real life examples of how PTFE hoses are used.

 

 

Application examples

Food industry

Food industry

Paint industry

Paint industry

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Industrial robots

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