Zeus ETFE Tubing

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ETFE Tubing
ETFE (Ethylenetetrafluoro ethylene), a copolymer of ethylene and tetrafluoroethylene, is used in applications requiring excellent impact, abrasion and stress cracking resistance. This polymer possesses superior toughness, stiffness and durability, all while being chemically inert. The material can be extruded in variety of forms, including flexible convoluted tubing that meets Mil Spec 81914 certification. ETFE maintains its mechanical properties up to a continuous working temperature of more than 300º F (148º C). In heat shrinkable form, ETFE has a lower recovery temperature than most other polymers while having excellent dielectric strength; positioning it as a great material for wire harnessing, splicing aids or as a protective jacketing. ETFE Heat Shrink from Zeus is available in custom sizes and lengths upon request. Collectively, these attributes make ETFE tubing an excellent choice for applications in the chemical and mechanical industries. Its radiation resistance, ability to be gamma sterilized and flexibility has also found many uses in medical devices. Zeus produces ETFE in extruded tubing, multi-lumen tubing, Sub-Lite-Wall® tubing, heat shrink, and special profiles. Key Properties for ETFE Tubing Superior mechanical toughness Excellent abrasion/impact resistance Radiation resistant Low heat shrink recovery temperature range 360ºF (185ºC) - 420ºF (215ºC) Gamma sterilizable Continuous working temperature of 300 °F (148°C) Good resistance to stress cracking Available in multiple colors Medical Class VI approved Applications Aerospace: ETFE is used to extrude convoluted tubing that serves as a flexible conduit to protect wires, cables and fiber optics from abrasion due to its mechanical integrity, which meets 81914 Mil Spec certification. The resin can be utilized in tubing form for fluid transfer applications that require excellent chemical, abrasion and radiation resistance. ETFE is non-flammable and resilient in a wide range of temperatures, ranging from low temperatures to 300ºF (148ºC). Automotive: ETFE is excellent for wire harness insulation due to its dielectric strength. It is also highly lubricious, providing dry lubrication solutions for a variety of applications which may also require abrasion resistance. The resin can withstand wide temperature variances with a working temperature range of up to 300ºF (148ºC). ETFE is chemically resistant for critical fluid transfer, possesses UV resistance and can be produced in a variety of shapes and customized options. Critical Fluid Transfer: The chemical resistance, mechanical integrity and abrasion resistance of ETFE are ideal for critical fluid transfer. It can handle a wide range of acids, bases and solvents. The tubing can be formed into unique shapes post-extrusion for maximum flexibility in design requirements. Electrical: ETFE provides durable electrical insulation (Dielectric Strength: 1800 volts/mil) as well as chemical resistance. These attributes serve it well in multiple extruded forms at high continuous service temperatures up to 300ºF (148ºC). Fiber Optics: Our ETFE Convoluted Tubing (Mil Spec 81914) often houses and protects delicate fibers as it is very abrasion resistant. ETFE provides a durable jacketing material that easily slides over fiber optics without causing damaging. The material is UV and chemically resistant while having the ability to operate in a variety of extremes temperatures up to 300ºF (148ºC). ETFE can be chemically etched to offer accelerated bonding ability. This material can also be formed into shapes and multi-lumens, allowing multiple channels of fibers to be encapsulated in one OD. General Industrial: ETFE is a highly lubricous fluoropolymer, positioning it as an ideal material for analytical and chemical transfer applciations. ETFE has a unique combination of characteristics that allow it to be manufactured in long continuous lengths. This is ideal for air sampling technologies that need tubing to support their instrumentation and won’t degrade when exposed to caustic chemicals. Oil & Gas: ETFE has excellent heat resistance and mechanical integrity at working temperatures of up to 300ºF (148ºC). The material is also a good insulator when utilized as wire insulation or a splicing aid, providing added abrasion resistance. The material also can be made into a heat shrinkable form for specialized applications. Medical: ETFE may be sterilized using gamma, EtO, e-beam, or autoclave sterilization which makes it a versatile material in medical applications. ETFE can be manufactured in a variety of extruded products including custom sizes, profiles, and multi-lumens. In addition, ETFE can be sourced with flares, flanges, draw downs, drilled holes, or a combination of more than one Optimized Tubing Solution.

ETFE (Ethylenetetrafluoroethylene), a copolymer of ethylene and tetrafluoroethylene, is used in applications requiring excellent impact, abrasion and stress cracking resistance. This polymer possesses superior toughness, stiffness and durability, all while being chemically inert. The material can be extruded in variety of forms, including flexible convoluted tubing that meets Mil Spec 81914 certification.

ETFE maintains its mechanical properties up to a continuous working temperature of more than 300º F (148º C).

In heat shrinkable form, ETFE has a lower recovery temperature than most other polymers while having excellent dielectric strength; positioning it as a great material for wire harnessing, splicing aids or as a protective jacketing. ETFE Heat Shrink from Zeus is available in custom sizes and lengths upon request.

Collectively, these attributes make ETFE tubing an excellent choice for applications in the chemical and mechanical industries. Its radiation resistance, ability to be gamma sterilized and flexibility has also found many uses in medical devices.

Zeus produces ETFE in extruded tubing, multi-lumen tubing, Sub-Lite-Wall® tubing, heat shrink, and special profiles.

Key Properties for ETFE Tubing

  • Superior mechanical toughness
  • Excellent abrasion/impact resistance
  • Radiation resistant
  • Low heat shrink recovery temperature range 360ºF (185ºC) - 420ºF (215ºC)
  • Gamma sterilizable
  • Continuous working temperature of 300 °F (148°C)
  • Good resistance to stress cracking
  • Available in multiple colors
  • Medical Class VI approved

Applications

Aerospace: ETFE is used to extrude convoluted tubing that serves as a flexible conduit to protect wires, cables and fiber optics from abrasion due to its mechanical integrity, which meets 81914 Mil Spec certification. The resin can be utilized in tubing form for fluid transfer applications that require excellent chemical, abrasion and radiation resistance. ETFE is non-flammable and resilient in a wide range of temperatures, ranging from low temperatures to 300ºF (148ºC).

Automotive: ETFE is excellent for wire harness insulation due to its dielectric strength. It is also highly lubricious, providing dry lubrication solutions for a variety of applications which may also require abrasion resistance. The resin can withstand wide temperature variances with a working temperature range of up to 300ºF (148ºC). ETFE is chemically resistant for critical fluid transfer, possesses UV resistance and can be produced in a variety of shapes and customized options.

Critical Fluid Transfer: The chemical resistance, mechanical integrity and abrasion resistance of ETFE are ideal for critical fluid transfer. It can handle a wide range of acids, bases and solvents. The tubing can be formed into unique shapes post-extrusion for maximum flexibility in design requirements.

Electrical: ETFE provides durable electrical insulation (Dielectric Strength: 1800 volts/mil) as well as chemical resistance. These attributes serve it well in multiple extruded forms at high continuous service temperatures up to 300ºF (148ºC).

Fiber Optics: Our ETFE Convoluted Tubing (Mil Spec 81914) often houses and protects delicate fibers as it is very abrasion resistant. ETFE provides a durable jacketing material that easily slides over fiber optics without causing damaging. The material is UV and chemically resistant while having the ability to operate in a variety of extremes temperatures up to 300ºF (148ºC). ETFE can be chemically etched to offer accelerated bonding ability. This material can also be formed into shapes and multi-lumens, allowing multiple channels of fibers to be encapsulated in one OD.

General Industrial: ETFE is a highly lubricous fluoropolymer, positioning it as an ideal material for analytical and chemical transfer applciations. ETFE has a unique combination of characteristics that allow it to be manufactured in long continuous lengths. This is ideal for air sampling technologies that need tubing to support their instrumentation and won’t degrade when exposed to caustic chemicals.

Oil & Gas: ETFE has excellent heat resistance and mechanical integrity at working temperatures of up to 300ºF (148ºC). The material is also a good insulator when utilized as wire insulation or a splicing aid, providing added abrasion resistance. The material also can be made into a heat shrinkable form for specialized applications.

Medical: ETFE may be sterilized using gamma, EtO, e-beam, or autoclave sterilization which makes it a versatile material in medical applications. ETFE can be manufactured in a variety of extruded products including custom sizes, profiles, and multi-lumens.

In addition, ETFE can be sourced with flares, flanges, draw downs, drilled holes, or a combination of more than one Optimized Tubing Solution.

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Technical Specifications

  Zeus
Product Category Tubing
Product Name ETFE Tubing
Design Units English; Metric
Type Plastic
Shape Round
Conformed Standards ASTM D638, ASTM D3418, UL 97, ASTM D149
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