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Fluoropolymer Tubing

PFA Tubing

Coils of PFA tubingCombining the best of PTFE and FEP, PFA was developed in the late 1960's in response to a need for a resin with chemical and use temperatures closer to PTFE, yet a resin that would retain the conventional melt processability of FEP.

While slightly more expensive, PFA tubing carries a number of improvements over other types of fluoropolymer tubing. The modifier used in PFA resins results in the same maximum use temperature and chemical inertness as PTFE (500 F). PFA tubing also has higher working pressures than FEP and PTFE.

And unlike FEP, PFA chemistry lends itself to very low off-gassing, resulting in high purity that's suitable for pharmaceutical, laboratory, and sampling applications; ultra-high purity grades are suitable for semiconductor applications. In very aggressive industrial environments, such as hydrofluoric and nitric acids at 250 F, PFA tubing is preferred and has proven to provide a long service life.

Key Properties

  • Resistant to more chemically aggressive and abrasive environments than FEP and PTFE at high temperatures
  • Suitable for handling live, saturated steam up to 4.5 bars gage pressure
  • Longer continuous tubing lengths available compared to PTFE
  • Available in high and ultra-high purity grades for contamination sensitive semiconductor, pharma, laboratory and environmental markets
  • Use temperature of 500 F (~260 C) equal to PTFE and 50 F higher than FEP
  • Comes in orange and clear colors
  • More information in Technical Resources

PFA Tubing Applications and Uses

PFA Tubing

PFA tubing finds versatile applications across multiple industries due to its exceptional properties. Here are some notable examples:

  1. Chemical Processing: PFA tubing is widely utilized in chemical processing due to its excellent chemical resistance. It is ideal for transporting corrosive chemicals, acids, and solvents without risk of degradation or contamination. Whether it's for transferring reagents in laboratories or conveying aggressive chemicals in industrial settings, PFA tubing ensures safe and efficient operations.
  2. Semiconductor Manufacturing: PFA tubing plays a role in semiconductor manufacturing processes where precision and purity are paramount. It is commonly used for transporting ultrapure water, chemicals, and gases in semiconductor fabrication facilities. PFA's high purity, low extractable levels, and minimal particle generation make it indispensable for maintaining the stringent cleanliness standards required in semiconductor production.
  3. Medical and Pharmaceutical: PFA tubing meets the demanding requirements of medical and pharmaceutical applications where sterility, biocompatibility, and chemical resistance are critical. It is utilized in medical device manufacturing, pharmaceutical production, and laboratory settings for fluid transfer, sampling, and analytical processes. PFA tubing ensures the integrity of sensitive drugs, biomaterials, and diagnostic reagents, making it essential for healthcare and life sciences industries.

Why Choose Fluorotherm for PFA Tubing?

Fluorotherm stands out as the top choice for PFA tubing due to several key reasons:

  1. Unmatched Quality: Our PFA tubing is manufactured to the highest standards using premium-grade materials and advanced production techniques. It undergoes rigorous quality control measures to ensure consistency, purity, and performance, meeting or exceeding industry specifications.
  2. Customization Options: We offer a wide range of customization options to meet specific application requirements. Whether it's different sizes, wall thicknesses, or colors, we can tailor our PFA tubing to suit your exact needs, ensuring optimal compatibility and functionality.
  3. Technical Support: Our team of experienced engineers and technical experts is dedicated to providing comprehensive support and assistance to our customers. From product selection to installation guidance, we are committed to helping you find the best solution for your application.
  4. Reliability and Durability: Fluorotherm's PFA tubing is known for its exceptional reliability and durability. It is designed to withstand harsh operating conditions, including extreme temperatures, high pressures, and corrosive environments, ensuring long-term performance and reliability.
  5. Industry Experience: With decades of experience in the fluoropolymer industry, Fluorotherm has established a reputation for excellence and innovation. Our deep understanding of material science and applications enables us to deliver cutting-edge solutions that meet the evolving needs of various industries.

Fluorotherm leads the pack in PFA tubing technology. When it comes to PFA tubing, choose Fluorotherm for superior performance and peace of mind.

*Manufactured in the USA by renowned fluoropolymer manufacturer Fluorotherm™, PFA tubing comes in orange and clear colors, and is USP Class VI, NSF and FDA approved.