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Teflon™ T-62: Not All Hose Resins Are Created Equal

Teflon™ T-62: Not All Hose Resins Are Created Equal

The difference in hose resins can make a big impact in the life of an industrial or hygienic hose

Article written by FCX Performance, Inc

There are big differences in the types of Teflon™ offered in chemical hoses. It is important to make sure the right compound is utilized depending upon the product being transferred.

Teflon T-62 versus Standard PTFE 

In 1953, Resistoflex invented the Teflon™ hose. While developing hoses, Resistoflex experimented with many different Teflon™ compounds and finally settled upon the Teflon T-62 resin due to its excellent chemical and mechanical properties.

It was discovered that the T-62 resin helped maximize flex life with its superior mechanical properties. This is a common concern for industrial hoses due to the pressures and bending movements that a typical hose sees in a factory application. Flex life is defined as the tear resistance due to repeated mechanical bending and stretching. The molecular structure of Teflon T-62 gives it a significant advantage over standard PTFE hoses.

Benefits of Resistoflex Teflon T-62 Hose

The molecular structure of Teflon T-62 provides many specific benefits and advantages including:

  • Increased crack resistance
  • Maximum flex life up to 18,000,000 cycles
  • Reliable performance in hot applications up to 500° F
  • Reliable performance in cold cryogenic applications
  • Excellent chemical resistance
  • Superior solvent resistance

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FCX Performance, Inc is an authorized Crane Resistoflex hose assembler and distributor. Additionally, our state of the art hose shop carries the most modern crimping, testing and tagging systems available. With many options available, our experts can help you select the right hose to keep your process moving smoothly and safely.


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