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
Talk with an expert
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