Advantages of Teflon Fluoropolymer

  • Unexcelled corrosion resistance
  • High and low temperature compatibility
  • Pure, non-contaminating
  • Non-aging
  • Zero maintenance
  • All purpose and economical

Unexcelled Chemical Resistance
The tube construction of all hose assemblies are essentially chemically inert, It is easier to describe the materials that do react with the inner tube than those that are not compatible: Molten alkali metals, turbulent liquid or gaseous fluorine, chlorine trifluoride and oxygen difluoride. Components only recommends using the 'CL' series hoses with halogen materials such as chlorine or bromine.

References:
Resin Types/Compatibility Guide
Chemical Resistance Ratings

Temperature Rating
We offer a wide range of hoses rated from -100° F (-73° C) to +500° F (+260° C). Fluoropolymer hoses have proven durability over years in the hot and cold steam cycling applications of plywood manufacture, laundry press, tire cure and other molding applications.

High Pressure Ratings and Superior Volumetric Expansion
These features of fluoropolymer lined hose make it perfect for quick-response hydraulic or pneumatic systems.

Moisture Absorption Resistance, Non-aging and Self-cleaning Properties

The non-porous characteristics of fluoropolymer and its self-cleaning property coupled with the hoses zero maintenance requirement make it ideal for a wide range of industry applications.

Approvals
Fluoropolymer will impart no taste or odor to any media conveyed. Its chemical compatibility, translucent color, and non-stick surface remain unchanged even after repeated cleanings with live steam or sodium hydroxide solutions. The non-stick characteristic prevents potential material build-up on the inner wall and pressure drop loss. The smooth bends of a Fluoropolymer tubing system offer advantages over the elbowed joints of typical piping systems. Fluoropolymer liner (White) is Food and Drug Administration approved per FDA Title 21 -CFR 17. 1550 and is approved to United States Pharmacopoeia Class VI.

Good Erosion Resistance
Fluoropolymer tubing shows no significant loss of wall thickness even after many years of corrosive service.

Low Thermal Conductivity
The use of fluoropolymer liners may reduce process costs and helps insulate the conveyed product from the outside environment. Hose assemblies constructed with an inner core of fluoropolymer and reinforced with PVDF* (Kynar), Polypropylene* monofilament or stainless steel braid(s) fulfill a multitude of application demands. The combination of fluoropolymer liners and stainless steel offer specific design advantages that have made obsolete many conventional hose materials.

No hose material offers more overall performance advantages than fluoropolymer liners. Corrosion resistance is unsurpassed. Fluoropolymer liners are mechanically tough yet when convoluted shaped will flex easily and almost endlessly. Fluoropolymer material is high and low temperature rated and handles wide temperature fluctuation superbly. Fluoropolymer surface is also non-stick, making transfer easy, clean-ability and purity assured. Fluoropolymer is also non-aging. Braid reinforcement is necessary to prevent the fluoropolymer inner core from elongating under pressure. Braid material and patterns are designed specifically to achieve a desired pressure rating. Most hose pressure ratings are based on a 1.4 safety factor ratio: rated operating pressure to minimum rated burst pressure (generally at ambient temperatures). For applications involving pulsing or frequent surge pressures the maximum recommended operating (working) pressure is rated 50%, of rated values. Braid also mechanically supports the fluoropolymer inner core and offers additional environmental protection. Braid material on most of fluoropolymer hose is stainless steel. Other alloys, polypropylene* and PVDF* (Kynar), are substituted for specific application demands including corrosion resistance, weight or handling reasons.