Features and benefits of PTFE
- Ability to handle a wide temperature variance: -60⁰C to +260⁰C
- Not affected by heat aging
- Compatible with a wide range of chemicals and additives
- Proven “long life” resulting in lower “Cost of Ownership”
- Not affected by Ozone or UV exposure
When a computer chip heats up, its electronic impulses slow down. This can result in computing errors. This can eventually cause the computer to crash. As technology moves forwards with the introduction of new and stronger processors and video cards, proper cooling has become essential to keep a computer stable.
Fans and heat sinks can be used for applications where heat generation is limited, but for larger applications where heat generation is an issue, water-cooling is essential. Water cooling systems can remove heat approximately 30 times faster than air-based cooling systems and so are vital for larger computer systems.
PTFE hoses, when used in water cooling systems, allow flexible and reliable connections between different parts of the system whilst absorbing any vibrations caused by the flow of water in the system. PTFE has superior resistance to flex fatigue and has an extremely long service life.
In addition, the unique characteristics of PTFE polymers allow a wider range of temperatures to be accommodated, making it an ideal choice for demanding cooling systems.
The uses of various additives in water cooling systems are easily accommodated by PTFE with no issues with incompatibility.
Furthermore, PTFE provides good electric insulation and superior high-frequency characteristics.