PTFE in Food industry

PTFE hose is by far the most widely specified material for food processing applications of all types.  Steam, soda, beer and spirits, syrups and sauces, even sausage and prepared meats utilize PTFE for transfer and equipment operation.

What makes hose assemblies of PTFE so useful are three outstanding characteristics unique to perfluorocarbon resins.

Chemically inert

PTFE is chemically inert the hose will not affect the product conveyed in any way. Even over the full range of its operating temperature. It will not impart any color, flavor or odor to food.

Low absorption rate

With a very low absorption rate, less than one tenth of one percent, PTFE will not remove ingredients, not even moisture.

Low friction

Perfluorocarbons such as PTFE are naturally slippery. This low coefficient of friction means that foods will not stick, clean up is easy and above all, sanitary.

These characteristics in combination make PTFE a universal hose for the food industry. No other single hose serves so many applications or eliminates so many problems in handling and processing food safely.

These well known factors about hose of PTFE have earned it the approval of the Food and Drug Administration.

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