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Fluoropolymer Tubing

FEP Tubing

FEP tubingThe cost-effective brother of PTFE, FEP was developed as a conventionally melt-processible fluoropolymer in response to the limitations and initial difficulties in processing PTFE.

FEP tubing is a copolymer of TFE, the basic fluoro-monomer building block. The addition of a modifier results in a small, but meaningful departure from the properties of PTFE tubing. Mainly, it possesses a working pressure that is 30% higher, transparent walls, a small increase in stiffness, and a use temperature that is 50 degrees F lower.

Unlike other fluoropolymer tubing, long continuous lengths of FEP tubing can also be produced by extrusion. The relatively low cost and desired properties of FEP tubing drives its use in many applications that require high electrical breakdown voltage, low dielectric constant, high chemical resistance, high UV transmission, excellent sterilizability and longevity of use.

Key Properties:

  • Cost-effective fluoropolymer and alternative to PTFE
  • Excellent UV transmission, electrical, and better mechanical properties than PTFE
  • Longer continuous tubing lengths available compared to PTFE
  • Great for cabling, electrical insulation, water disinfection, environmental, and food contact applications
  • Preferred material where tubing clarity or organization is desired
  • Use temperature of 450 F (~230 C)
  • Comes in blue, yellow, black, red, and clear
  • More information in Technical Resources

Example Uses of FEP Tubing

FEP Tubing

FEP tubing is valued across diverse industries for its exceptional properties and versatility. Here are some notable examples of its applications:

Food and Beverage: FEP tubing is extensively used in the food and beverage industry for its inertness and purity. It is ideal for transferring liquids and gases without imparting taste, odor, or contaminants to the products. FEP tubing is commonly employed in beverage dispensing systems, food processing equipment, and dairy applications where hygiene and product integrity are paramount.

Laboratory and Scientific Research: FEP tubing finds wide application in laboratory settings and scientific research facilities. Its excellent transparency, chemical resistance, and low absorption properties make it suitable for various analytical and experimental procedures. FEP tubing is commonly utilized for chromatography, sample transfer, gas analysis, and fluid handling in laboratories, ensuring accurate and reliable results.

Why Choose Fluorotherm for FEP Tubing?

Fluorotherm is always your go-to for FEP tubing for several compelling reasons:

  1. Quality: Our FEP tubing is manufactured to rigorous standards using premium materials and state-of-the-art production techniques. In-house quality control ensures consistency, purity, and performance, meeting or exceeding industry specifications.
  2. Customization: The option to customize in order to meet the specs of different applications is always there. We can tailor our FEP tubing to fit the needs of your operations, ensuring performance.
  3. Expertise: We’re dedicated to making sure our customers get the right solutions for their projects and that is reflected in our support efforts. Give us a call! Our experienced engineers would love to help.
  4. Built to Last: Fluorotherm's FEP tubing has become synonymous with dependability and strength. It is designed to withstand extreme temperatures, chemical exposure, mechanical stress, and other harsh conditions, ensuring reliability in demanding applications.
  5. Commitment to Innovation: With a commitment to continuous improvement and innovation, Fluorotherm stays at the forefront of FEP tubing technology. We invest in research and development to introduce new materials, formulations, and manufacturing techniques that enhance the performance and functionality of our products, enabling our customers to stay ahead of the curve.

Fluorotherm stands behind our products and is recognized as the premier choice for FEP tubing.

* Manufactured by Fluorotherm™ in the USA, FEP tubing comes in a variety of colors and is USP Class VI, NSF and FDA approved. Contact Fluorotherm™ today to place your order of FEP tubing.