Valves, stainless steel piping, tubing, and other standard fluid handling components made with Teflon® are available off-the-shelf from many manufacturers. And it might surprise you to learn that installed cost is comparable with stainless steel.
Custom-designed vessels and other components can be made by several methods. Depending on the resin type, Teflon® can be melt extruded, rotationally molded, injection molded or formed by compression and sintering to produce a wide variety of shapes and structures.
Teflon® finishes can be applied to metal substrates for anti-stick performance and easy cleaning, and belts impregnated with Teflon® offer similar benefits.
Manufacturers of Food Process Components
If you'd like information about components or systems made with DuPont Teflon® fluoropolymer resins, contact these preferred suppliers, below.
Entegris - Cynergy® fluid handling components (valves, fittings, tubing) made with Teflon® have excellent chemical resistance and high purity. They are the first nonmetallic components suitable for clean-in-place (CIP) and steam-in-place (SIP) processes. Sizes range from 0.25 to 2 inches. Entegris also offers vessels, tanks, and containers made or lined with Teflon® fully-fluorinated fluoropolymers.
Cynergy® beadless weld fittings can withstand routine SIP and CIP cycles. A beadless internal surface enables smooth fluid flow that continuously sweeps the surface. Cynergy® beadless weld fittings are designed to meet cGMP drainability requirements.
Crane-Resistoflex offers large diameter pipe, hose, fittings, valves, vessels and vessel components and other fluid handling components completely lined with Teflon® PFA HP and Teflon® PTFE. Stock and custom products are available in a wide range of sizes.
A system using Resistoflex Conquest™ pipe and fittings incorporates Resistoflex's Joint Reduction Technologies (JRT), consisting of Conquest™ flangeless connections and Multi-Asis® precision bent piping. A Conquest™ piping system can have a substantially lower life cycle cost than a system using conventional flanged plastic-lined piping (PLP).