Parflex PTFE Tubing Transports Corrosive Chemicals


Parker Hannifin, offers Texfluor™ PTFE, the most chemical and corrosive resistant tubing available. PTFE, in many cases, is used to replace glass, rubber and stainless steel because of its corrosion resistance. It is extremely resistant to the most highly corrosive chemicals such as aqua regina, hydrofluoric acid and hydrogen peroxide, just to name a few. Only molten alkali metals, such as sodium or potassium, chlorine trifluoride and gaseous fluorine at elevated temperatures and pressures will attack PTFE chemically. In addition, there is no solution that will swell or dissolve PTFE at temperatures below 300°C/570°F. Only at temperatures above 327°C/620°F, PTFE’s crystalline melting point, will some fluorinated lubricating oils swell PTFE.

Texfluor™ PTFE tubing is odorless, tasteless, non-wetting and non-leaching. Other advantages are PTFE’s ease in cleaning, anti-stick properties, resistance to extreme heat and cold, and resistance to ultra violet rays.  Vibration damping properties of PTFE are also excellent at both sonic and ultrasonic frequencies. Texfluor™ PTFE is available from the Parflex division in sizes .010” O.D. up to 4” O.D.