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