PTFE Fractional Tubing
Zeus PTFE fractional tubing, a fluoropolymer component, is an exceptional choice for researchers and designers working on applications in demanding environments. It is a strong, translucent, lightweight and flexible tubing with high dielectric strength over a wide range of frequencies. PTFE (polytetrafluoroethylene), which is commonly referred to as Teflon®, has the lowest coefficient of friction of all polymers making it ideal for applications needing lubricious material. In addition to its lubricity, this tubing's biocompatibility, precision tolerances and resistance to a broad range of temperatures and chemicals allow for applications in a variety of industries. PTFE is chemically inert, has low extractables and is chemically resistant to acids, bases and all common solvents. This tubing withstands temperatures ranging from 500°F (260°C) to -454°F (-270°C). The melting point is between 635-650°F, the tensile strength is between 2,500-4,000 psi and the specific gravity is between 2.13-2.24. Please refer to the chart below for other size specifications for this PTFE extruded tubing. This tubing can be EtO sterilized and autoclaved.
Application Examples (Click to Read)
There are numerous industries with applications for Zeus PTFE tubing including the aerospace, automotive, chemical, electrical, fiber optics, pharmaceutical and medical industries. Concerning chemical applications, this tubing withstands corrosive fluids, such as sulfuric acid, hydrocarbon fuels and strong mineral acids. Additionally, PTFE's inherently pure nature (fluorine and carbon), makes it an excellent material selection for pharmaceutical applications requiring a high degree of purity. PTFE also is an appropriate option for high pressure applications. However, there are many factors contributing to the actual pressures specific to each application, so Component Supply does not list a burst pressure rating for fluoropolymer products. Instead, this theoretical formula may be used as a reference for engineers and researchers to yield the maximum burst pressure. While Component Supply provides some information for potential PTFE applications, such as the chemical and pharmaceutical examples described above, generally there are too many possibilities for a comprehensive description. Therefore, as you consider prospective applications in your industry, please consider contacting one of our representatives who all are eager to assist researchers and product designers in choosing the best products for their specific applications.
Stock and Customization (Click to Read)
Component Supply stocks PTFE tubing in the fractional sizes and wall thicknesses as indicated on the chart below in 50-foot and 100-foot spools or coils depending on gauge size and wall. While we stock production run quantities of this tubing for manufacturers, we also prove our commitment to the work of our researchers and product designers by offering PTFE in small quantities. We strive to bring application-specific functionality to the laboratory by customizing our products without committing all customers to large quantities. Our proprietary processes and equipment enable this material to be cut to customer's specifications while maintaining the integrity of the tubing dimensions, holding tight tolerances and keeping the cuts straight.
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