Festo releases FDA-compliant PFTEN tubing for process industries
October 25, 2018 By Manufacturing AUTOMATION
October 25, 2018 – Festo has launched a new line of FDA-compliant pneumatic tubing called PTFEN that the company says delivers the high-pressure, heat, corrosion and hydrolysis resistance required for harsh operating environments in many process industries.
Made of polytetrafluorethylene, the tubing is TSE-free, resistant to cleaning agents and not affected by challenging ambient atmospheric conditions.
The company says that microbes and other active agents and contaminants don’t stick to polytetrafluorethylene, making PTFEN tubing easier to clean and ideal not only for food production but also for manufacturing in the chemical, semiconductor, pharmaceutical and cosmetics industries.
Depending on the recommended Festo fitting with which it is paired, PTFEN tubing is rated for up to six bar at 130 degrees C for pressure resistance, or 150 degrees C for heat resistance. It’s offered in seven different outside diameters, ranging from four to 16 mm. There are more than 200 nickel-plated brass and stainless steel fittings available, so the company will recommend the ideal custom combination for each application.