(PTFE) Altafluor 100
ALTAFLUOR® 100 PTFE Tubing
Also known as:
- Polytetrafluoroethylene tubing
Polytetrafluoroethylene is the most flexible of all fluoropolymer tubing offered. ALTAFLUOR® 100 PTFE tubing has the broadest temperature range of any fluoropolymer and can resist highly corrosive liquids and gases even at elevated temperatures. PTFE (polytetrafluoroethylene) was the original Teflon® material first developed by E.I. Dupont Co.
The smooth surface finish and lowest coefficient of friction & lubricity make the tubing, pipe or rod ideal for bushing or bearing applications.
The translucent white color may vary. However, quality and physical properties remain unchanged between ALTAFLUOR® 100 PTFE tubing.
Tubing coil and reel lengths may be limited due to batch size – please call to confirm available tubing lengths at time of order.
ALTAFLUOR® 100 PTFE tubing is compatible with most standard fittings (not suitable for use with flare-type fittings).
ALTAFLUOR® 100 PTFE Tubing Features:
- 100% virgin grade PTFE resins
- Most flexible fluoropolymer tubing as compared with: FEP, PFA, HP PFA, UHP PFA, ETFE, ECTFE
- Chemically inert
- Industrial solvent and chemical resistant
- Low permeability
- Smooth non-stick surface finish
- Lowest coefficient of friction
- Excellent electrical properties
- FDA compliant
- Is suitable for use with conventional fittings
- Chemical process
- Analytical and process equipment
- Emissions Monitoring
- Cryogenic Applications
- High Temperature Applications
- Electrical applications
- High Temperature applications
- Ozone applications
- Automotive Paint Spray
- Automotive Push-Pull Cables
- Automotive hose assemblies
General: ALTAFLUOR® 100 PTFE tubing meets or exceeds the requirements listed in ASTM D 3295 (except for dimensional on specific items – pls. contact factory for details)
Temperature: –410°F to 500°F continuous / 550°F short-term
Flammability: Resists combustion and does not promote flame spread
FDA: Approved for use in food contact applications in compliance with FDA regulation: 21 CFR 177.1550
- ALTAFLUOR® 100 – PTFE Tubing Information Pack
- Includes Part Number/ID/OD/Wall Tubing chart, bend Radius and Working Pressure for Tubing Chart
- Ordering Information
- Altaflo Tubing & Pipe Catalog
What is PTFE made of?
PTFE (polytetrafluoroethylene) is a kind of vinyl polymer and is a form of plastic. The polymer is formed by means of a chemical reaction, which works by combing particles into groups of repeating large molecules. PTFE is the polymerised form of a component known as tetrafluoroethylene. PTFE is the most flexible fluoropolymer of its kind, and also has the broadest temperature resistance of any fluoropolymer. The material was the original Teflon material, and is highly resistant to corrosive liquids and gases, even at very high heats.
What is PTFE in cookware?
PTFE is used widely as a non-stick coating on cookware, such as pots and pans. The material is a type of synthetic chemical known as polytetrafluoroethylene, which is made of fluorine atoms and carbon. When used in cookware as a coating, PTFE has a smooth, non-stick surface with a very low coefficient of friction. It is also non-toxic and FDA compliant, making it suitable for use in food preparation. PTFE coatings make cooking easy and quick and are considered safe for home cooking at moderate temperatures.
Is PTFE toxic?
PTFE is FDA approved, which means that it is considered safe to use. At temperatures above 300 degrees Celsius, PTFE coatings can begin to break down, causing toxic chemicals to be released into the air. That said, normal cooking techniques are highly unlikely to cause this issue, and using non-stick cookware for the preparation of food is generally very safe and healthy. In fact, PTFE makes cooking and washing up very easy and convenient because of its smooth finish and low friction. For this reason, it is used widely as a non-stick coating on pots and pans.