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High Performance Plastics in Food & Drink Industry

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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









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High Performance Plastics in Food & Drink Industry

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Whether it’s an in-house Quality Assurance Team testing production line samples or a 3rd party testing laboratory involved in contract analysis; sourcing an effective fluid handling tubing solution that meets strict technical criteria whilst producing highly accurate results within tight operational budgets can be a challenge.

The Polyflon Solution:
We offer a broad range of plastic tubing sizes in a variety of high performance material. Talk to our Product Specialists for your custom requirements. We can offer:
PTFE, FEP & PFA Tubing
PVDF & PFA Compression Fittings & Valves

Key Characteristics:
No leaching or contamination risk
FDA conforming materials
Inert, high purity tubing
Coils or ‘cut-to-length’,
Resistant to repeated cleaning
Sustainable & Cost effective









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High Performance Plastics in Food & Drink Industry

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Process Engineering Control & Manufacturing is an insightful publication offering practical advice & solutions on the technical and management challenges faced by engineers and managers in the process & manufacturing industries.

We took the opportunity to work with PECM Magazine in November to communicate Polyflon's high-performance product range suitable for the engineering industry. Our products consist of a wide range of inert, high temperature fluid handling products for use in process engineering operations - from small instrumentation components for process monitoring equipment through to precision extruded tubing for critical fluid transfer.

Polyflon Solution:
- PTFE Convoluted Tubing
- PTFE, PFA & FEP Smooth-Bore Tubing
- Thermoformed Tubing & Assembly
- Retractable PEEK Coil
- PVDF & PFA Valves & Fittings
- Flonseal™ ePTFE Tape & Sheet

PECM Advert Nov 2016

Why not take a look at our full article published in Process Engineering Control & Manufacturing Magazine, November 2016. 

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High Performance Plastics in Food & Drink Industry

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From Design Engineers and Production/Maintenance Managers through to Quality Assurance Technicians, sourcing high performance materials is critical.

We take a look at some of the innovative ways our customers in the Food & Drink Industry are using our high-performing plastic tubing from;

- Food and Drink Preparation
- Food and Drink Preservation with UV and Chlorine Dosing
- Hot Beverage Dispensing
- Monitoring and Analysis Instrumentation

Fluoropolymers exhibit unique properties, setting them apart from the more ‘general purpose’ plastics and easily meet strict regulatory requirements within this industry.

Why not take a look at our full article published in Food & Drink Process & Packaging Magazine, October 2016. 









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ISO9001 Audit



We're delighted to annouce our successful BSI surveillance audit! Led by Richard Farmer, Polyflon's Quality Manager Production Lead, we can confirm yet another blemish free ISO 9001:2008 BSI surveillance audit with no non-conformances.

Having our audit carried out by the UK's leading audting experts confirms our customers' confidence in our management processes to ensure that we can consistetly provide reliable and quality products that meet the needs of our customers.

Furhermore, it demonstrates our continued determination to improve our standards, process capabilities and the environment in which we work. It allows us to stay ahead of the latest industry developments and maintain excellence in performance.

We're very proud of our audit results and all the team that led us to such a high standard of results.

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PDF link to our latest BSI Quality management System certificate 2017.


 

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Celebrating 25 Years


Thanks to the prudent stewardship from our MD Francis Pedley. Polyflon remains strong and confident into the future.

Polyflon Technology Ltd was incorporated as a family enterprise by Mr Francis Pedley back in 1990. The Pedley family continue to direct and own the business with a fantastic team including sales engineers, production technicians and administrators. We offer our customers semi-finished and finished fluid handling/insulation/barrier products. These products are crafted from the highest quality and highest performing polymer materials complemented by excellent logistical support and technical expertise. 

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Kasia Johnson joins the team


What better way to start the New Year than to introduce yet another new team member.

Kasia Johnson, Production Technician - medical device components. Drawing on many years of experience manufacturing intricate, precision jet engine components for RR, Kasia is already an asset to our technical group.

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New Evaporative Cooling System



With SBEN support we've installed a new Evaporative Cooling System.
Polyflon installs new Evaporative Cooling System in production and warehouse zones reducing utility costs and shrinking carbon footprint with assistance from SBEN (Staffordshire Business Environment Network).

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Upgraded Class 7 Cleanroom


We now have an upgraded cleanroom to Class 7!
Following the move to our new plant in Eccleshall, we’re proud to announce the commissioning of an upgraded cleanroom to Class7 with provision for class5 in the future. This improved facility will allow us to produce higher quality components for single use medical/surgical devices.

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We have pleasure in welcoming a new addition to our team.

Jess Flores, Production Technician - thermoformed fluoropolymer tubing assemblies.Jess has much experience in the manufacture of complex aerospace harnesses and assemblies and so strengthens our in-house capability to produce detailed custom assembly products.

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Po
lyflon moves into specially designed modern factory and offices.
To facilitate further growth in pharma, biotech and medical device component manufacture. 12,000 Sq Ft of clean space ensures further expansion into high tech markets. We were once a semi-finished fluropolymer tubing, film and tape company that has expanded into the creation of thermoformed tubing as well as connector assemblies for a variety of environments including high purity and high temperature.

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Exciting news - Polyflon secures £45,000 grant through the Green Bridge Supply Chain Programme; a scheme managed by Birmingham City Council and funded through the Regional Growth Fund for assistance with relocation of plant and further investment in medical device tubing component development.

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Polyflon Technology Limited16 Raleigh HallEccleshallStaffordST21 6JLUnited Kingdom