What is fluoropolymer?

Fluoropolymer is a super excellent material!

Fluoropolymer was discovered by Dr. Planket at Dupon Company in the USA in 1938. The sample he discovered was polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE), the very first fluoropolymer.

After his discovery, so many researches were done for fluoropolymer besides PTFE. Due to its special functions and excellent characteristics, a variety of fluoropolymer (including PFA and FEP) was synthesized. Nowadays, fluoropolymer has become a material indispensable in a wide variety of fields such as medical, chemical, semiconductor, and automobile as well as aerospace and submarine cables in addition to household products.

What is fluoropolymer tubing?

Fluoropolymer tubing is tubing made from fluoropolymer that has special functions and excellent characteristics.
There are many types of fluoropolymer tubing such as flexible tubing used for piping, heat shrink tubing used for protecting the target material inside the tubing, extruded tubing, as well as slim and fat, or ultra-thin and thick tubing. Applications are in wide variety from aerospace to undersea technology.

What are the characteristics of Fluoropolymer Tubing?

The flexible tubing has a flexibility in bending radius that can be used for piping.

Heat shrink tubing and extruded tubing can protect and alter the surface characteristics of the inside target material. These tubes have variety of forms and sizes that can be adjusted for the inside material.

What are the applications of Fluoropolymer Tubing?

Heat shrink and extruded tubing adds insulation, non-viscosity, and smoothness characteristics to the target material only by covering it. Furthermore, it protects the target material from the external environment with chemical resistance, moisture-proof, and non-contamination, and supports the target material easily. It is used for tying electric wires and harnesses and for insulation in a variety of applications including medical, aerospace, electric devices, vehicles, and home electronics.

Flexible tubing is used as a piping material in the manufacturing equipment of semiconductor, liquid crystal, and quarts, and MA, measurement, and laboratory appliances.