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Category: PTFE

Hose Material

Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) is an engineered fluoropolymer. Outstanding resistance to chemicals is one of its primary attributes.

A broad temperature range of -100º F to 500º F (-73º C to 260º C)(see individual series for recommended termperature ranges) make this hose material suitable for the majority of fluid and ambient temperature conditions found in industry. An extremely low coefficient of friction (0.05 to 0.20) provides a non-stick surface. Water absorption of PTFE is negligible, less than 0.01% by ASTM test. And, it is FDA-approved for food and pharmaceutical use.


Chemically Inert – PTFE creates a virtually universal hose which handles the broadest range of media and will not break down or deteriorate in service.

  • Temperature Resistant – From cryogenics to steam all in one hose.
  • Low Friction – Low pressure drop because deposits do not accumulate on the innercore. Easy to clean permitting use of one hose for several services.
  • Flexible – Withstands continuous flexing and vibration while resisting failure from flex fatigue.
  • Moisture Resistant – Ideal for pneumatic systems requiring low dew point functionality.
  • Non-Aging – Unlimited shelf life because properties do not change with age or exposure to weather.

Our hoses feature PTFE or equivalent resin which provides the following physical characteristics:

  • Tensile strength : 3,500 psi
  • Elongation : 250% min
  • Dielectric strength : 1,000 volts per mil
  • Softening point : 500°F (260°C)

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