The 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.
- 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
* 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.