Fluorinated plastics Halar® ECTFE, Solef® PVDF, Hyflon® PFA/MFA® and Algoflon® PTFE, are ideal when excellent temperature and chemical resistance are required. Extruded or molded components include tubes, pipes, hose, column packing, pumps, valves, fittings, gaskets and expansion joints. Small items can economically be made entirely of fluoropolymers. Certain heat exchangers, used in very acidic media, have entire components made of Hyflon® PFA or MFA®.
Polidan® TUX, a special silane crosslinkable HDPE compound, allows pipe and fitting produced thereof to meet safely stringent requirements in applications like chemical products conveying and Oil and Gas transportation. It also shows very high ESCR and RCP resistance as well as excellent creep resistance at high temperatures.
Hyflon® MFA® its surface is up to 5 times smoother than standard PFA, improving cleanliness, reducing pressure drop, and reducing wall build up in problematic slurries or mixtures. It is designed to give much better physical properties than FEP, lower creep and improved stress cracking resistance. Like PFA, Hyflon® MFA® offers the highest temperature rating and broadest chemical resistance of all melt processable fluoropolymers. MFA® has a continuous use temperature of 225°C.
Solef® PVDF: Thanks to their unique properties mix, PVDF have a large variety of applications. In the chemical industry PVDF is also often used as protective linings against corrosive chemicals for pump bodies to convey corrosive fluids. We can also find pressure piping systems in PVDF which are in most cases welded. Situated between chemical industry and domestic piping, chemical waste piping is another important application of PVDF. In other industries, purity is the key property. This is the case of the pharmaceutical industry, where the intrinsic purity and chemical resistance of PVDF piping systems are well appreciated.
Halar® ECTFE: Halar® ECTFE coatings are recommended for high purity fluid systems in the chemical industry, particularly where the process surface must be smooth, pure (low extractables), and chemically resistant. Halar® ECTFE powder coatings are used in the presence of extremely aggressive chemical environments. Moreover, the extremely smooth and chemical resistant surface of Halar® ECTFE prevents microbial growth.
Algoflon® PTFE: outstanding chemical inertness in aggressive environments, thermal resistance, electrical properties, and non-stick characteristics in a wide range of temperatures from cryogenic to 260°C. This makes Algoflon® PTFE the ideal material for many critical applications. In particular, Algoflon® DF powders are currently used for the production of pipe and tubing by paste extrusion meeting the demanding requirements of the chemical industry.