Industrial Manufacturing Capabilities

Manufacturing Capabilities - IndustrialTiteflex’s manufacturing process focuses on its core technologies of Smooth Bore PTFE Hose Extrusion, Convoluting PTFE Hose, and Reinforcement (Braiding).

PTFE Extrusion

  • Material - PTFE Fine Powder
  • PTFE is blended with a lubricant
  • Billet or “Preform” of PTFE is made
  • Billet loaded into Extrusion Press
  • Vertical Extrusion Process
  • Tube is heated to nearly 425°C to align PTFE polymer chains
  • Smooth Bore PTFE Tube is produced

Convoluted PTFE

  • First layers are PTFE Tape
  • Next layer is Fiberglass impregnated with PTFE
  • Tube is convoluted in a forming die
  • Convoluted tube is heated to bond layers

Reinforcement (Braiding)

  • Stainless Steel Wire
  • Non-metallic Fibers (Para-aramid, Polyester, Nomex)

Other Technologies

  • Polymer co-extrusion
  • Cut-to-length (fused cut)