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What is PTFE?
Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE), more commonly known as Teflon®, is a plastic resin that was discovered by DuPont researchers in the 1930s.
PTFE is a tough, resilient material with a high melting point and strong thermal properties that make it an effective choice for use in a wide range of temperatures. Specifically, PTFE hoses and PTFE-lined hoses are most often found in demanding industrial fluid transfer applications that require high chemical and heat resistance.
With extreme temperature resistance unparalleled by conventional rubber hose and flexibility and affordability unmatched by stainless steel tubing, Teflon® hoses are the best choice for demanding applications.
There are two common types of Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) hose, and while both have their own unique qualities, the largest difference between the two comes down to flexibility and price. Learn more about the PTFE hose that is best for your application below.
Smooth Bore Hose
Smooth bore Teflon® hose is made for applications that require high flow rates for the transfer of fluids. Typically, smooth bore PTFE hoses come in a diameter that is less than 1 inch, as this helps prevent the hose from kinking while fluids are passing through it.
Additionally, smooth bore hoses have a higher bend radius than convoluted hoses, meaning that they are not as flexible as their convoluted hose counterparts. The primary benefit to using a smooth bore hose is its price, which is considerably lower than that of other PTFE hoses.
Convoluted PTFE hose is known for the increased flexibility that it affords over smooth bore hoses and other similar hoses. Convoluted PTFE hose is four times more flexible than smooth bore hose of the same diameter which allows it to be used on a wider variety of equipment. In addition to its flexibility, convoluted PTFE hose has a superior level of resistance to collapse under vacuum than smooth bore hoses, due to the structure of the hose wall.
- Non Marking
- Low Coefficient of Friction
- High Temp to 500 degrees Fahrenheit
- USDA/FDA approved
- High Chemical Resistance
- Made in the USA
Things to consider when selecting the right hose for your application:
- Smooth Bore vs, Convoluted
- Hose Fittings
- Hose Wall Thickness
- Interior & Exterior Treatments
- Hose Braid Material
- Conductive vs. Non-conductive
Questions? Contact us today for assistance with your fluid conveyance solution.
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