Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE), commercially called Teflon, is a fluoropolymer of unique properties which is widely used in various products and branches of industry.
Basic properties of PTFE as hose material:
- excellent chemical resistance to almost all chemicals
- wide working temperature range (from -70°C to +260°C as a standard)
- excellent resistance to aging and weather conditions
- self-cleaning properties - non-stick surface.
Hoses are manufactured not only from PTFE but also from other similar fluoropolymers, such as FEP, PFA, MFA, ETFE, ECTFE. They feature better mechanical resistance and different processing properties.
Nowadays, hoses made of PTFE and similar fluoropolymers are used in all sectors of the industry e.g. for steam, hot oil, fuel, paint, adhesives, high-pressure gas transfer. In the chemical industry, they are used for loading and unloading acids, bases, organic solvents, and very aggressive chemicals. PTFE hose assemblies ensure highly hygienic transfer and perfectly suit food, cosmetics, the pharmaceutical industry, and biotechnology.