From Design Engineers and Production/Maintenance Managers through to Quality Assurance Technicians, sourcing high performance materials is critical. Fluoropolymers exhibit unique properties, setting them apart from the more ‘general purpose’ plastics and easily meet strict regulatory requirements within the industry.
Natural fluoropolymers are virgin materials, containing no additives or other foreign ingredients and some key characteristics include:
• No leachables or extractables
• Inherently stable at high temperatures
• Virtually 100% inert to almost all substances
• Smooth, non-stick surfaces (self-cleaning)
• Low gas diffusion/permeation
• Effective UV transmission
• FDA Conforming
Hot beverage dispensing machines present a challenge to most polymeric materials: intermittent high temperatures over a long period of time coupled with the requirement for a biologically harmless, inert tubing product. Polyflon PTFE, FEP and PFA tubing represent a tried and tested, regulatory compliant solution.
Build-up of internal residue within our tubing is greatly reduced due to very smooth internal surfaces, leaving the taste and aroma of the beverage unaffected, ensuring consistent quality. Our Pharmed®BPT and Norprene® peristaltic pump tube assemblies combine high performance, low maintenance and FDA conformance.
To enable efficient re-conditioning/maintenance of dispensing machines, we offer cut-to-length tubing to customer specification for easy fitting.
Why not take a look at our full article published in Food & Drink Process & Packaging Magazine