Zeus PTFE standard wall tubing is a fluoropolymer component with applications in a variety of demanding environments. This strong, translucent, lightweight and flexible tubing maintains a high dielectric strength over a wide range of frequencies. PTFE (polytetrafluoroethylene), also known as Teflon®, is chemically inert, has low extractables and is chemically resistant to acids, bases and all common solvents. It also has the lowest coefficient of friction of all flouropolymers making it ideal for applications needing lubricious material. In addition to its lubricity, this tubing's biocompatibility, tight tolerances and resistance to a wide range of temperatures and chemicals allow for applications in a variety of industries. PTFE is resistant in the temperature range of 500°F (260°C) to -454°F (-270°C). The melting point is between 635-650°F, the tensile strength is between 2,500-4,000 psi and the specific gravity is between 2.13-2.24. Please refer to the chart below for other size specifications for this PTFE extruded tubing. This tubing can be EtO sterilized and autoclaved.
Markets & Applications ▼
Zeus PTFE tubing provides solutions for medical, aerospace, electrical and fluid transfer applications as well as serves functions in pharmaceuticals, fiber optics and other industries. PTFE, often referred to as Teflon®, is a preferred material particularly for medical applications because of its lubricity. Its ability to minimize friction is key in medical markets for both vascular applications, such as structural heart repair, cardiac rhythm management, and renal denervation, as well as non-vascular applications such as endoscopy, oncology, urology and cosmetic surgery. PTFE can be inserted into the body without concern for abrasion, and because it is chemically inert, the possibility of a reaction is limited. Therefore, it is a preferred choice for specific applications such as lining catheter IDs, guide wires, introducers and guiding catheters. These medical applications are just a few of the possible functions for PTFE tubing. Component Supply seeks to assist researchers and product designers in determining the best products for their specific applications. While we do provide some information regarding the potential applications of our products, the numerous options make it impossible to create a comprehensive list of applications. Therefore, if you do not see a description for an application that interests you on this or another related page, please contact one of our representatives who can give you further information about this product and others that might aid your specific project.
Custom Fabrication & Contract Manufacturing ▼
At Component Supply, we stock PTFE tubing in the AWG sizes indicated on the chart below in 50-foot or 100-foot spools or coils depending on gauge size and wall. While we stock production run quantities of this tubing for manufacturers, we also prove our commitment to the work of our researchers and product designers by offering PTFE in small quantities for testing purposes. We seek to bring functionality to demanding laboratory applications by offering customization without committing all customers to large orders. Our proprietary processes and equipment enable custom cutting of this material to customers' specifications while maintaining the integrity of the tubing dimensions, holding tight tolerances and keeping the cuts straight.
Quality, Compliance, & Regulatory ▼
Standard wall PTFE tubing complies with the standards below. Statements of Compliance are available by lot number and can be requested at the time of order.
- ASTM: 3295*, 3296
- AMS: 3653, 3654, 3655
*SWTT-32, SWTT-23, and SWTT-21 are not covered under ASTM 3295 or MIL standards.
Related Products & Technical Information ▼