High Performance Fluoropolymer Tubing
Tef Cap Industries Designs, Manufactures & Markets Precision High Temperature, Chemical Resistant Fluoropolymer Products Such As Extruded & Heat Shrinkable Teflon PTFE, FEP & PFA Tubing & Sleeves. Flexible Convoluted PTFE & FEP Tubing. We Specialize In Custom Extrusions And Heat Shrink Materials Serving The Chemical Processing, Aerospace, Robotics, Medical, And Semi-Conductor Industries.
Polytetrafluoroethylene or Teflon PTFE tubing is the first and most common of the fluoropolymer products. Spaghetti tubing, or small-diameter PTFE tubing manufactured to AWG (American wire gauge) sizes, has the widest range of applications thanks to its high service temperature, superior chemical resistance, and insulating properties. With a clean smoothbore interior PTFE Tubing AWG or extruded PTFE tubing, you get a restriction-free flow. Tubing manufactured from PTFE resins has a low permeability to gases and liquids. PTFE is almost completely inert to chemical attack, but under special conditions, it can be affected by such substances as alkali metals and halogens. PTFE is a solid fluorocarbon and has a very high molecular weight that consists soly of carbon and fluorine. PTFE Tubing is hydrophobic which means water nor any water containing substances can wet the surface of PTFE.
Teflon PTFE Tubing AWG is heat-resistant to 500°F and is ETO (ethylene oxide) and autoclave sterilizable for repeat usage. Fluoropolymer tubing is considered a highly flexible tube, but the properties of PTFE tubing allow for it to have the best flex life out of all fluoropolymers.
Extruded PTFE Tubing is produced with 3 different wall sizes : Standard Wall , Thin Wall and Light Wall (Lightweight Wall)