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Fluid Handling


How do you ensure that your lab, semiconductor or food processing applications won’t be contaminated by materials in transport? It’s easy ... use plastics!

Environmental and Safety

Considering the total carbon footprint, including costs of raw materials, manufacture, transport, fabricate, install, maintain, plastics compare favorably with more traditional materials. Also, plastics are safer to handle and install. When you consider that most plastics are readily recyclable, they can become the most environmentally responsible and safest choice for many demanding fluid handling applications.


Applications

  • Clinical and diagnostic — sampling,
  • reagent transfer, dialysis, blood
  • processing, washing
  • Pharmaceutical industry
  • Food processing and dispensing
  • equipment
  • Chemical process industry
  • Semiconductor fabrication
  • Ultra high purity fluid storage,
  • transport, monitoring, control
  • High performance liquid
  • chromatography (HPLC) components
  • Line tanks and transport vessels
  • Manifolds, fittings, valves
  • Municipal water and wastewater
  • treatment
  • Potable water treatment
  • Pumps, valves
  • Wafer carriers
  • Industrial wastewater treatment
  • Heat exchangers

Advantages May Include

  • Advantages May Include
  • Low coefficient of friction
  • High flexibility
  • Outstanding temperature stability
  • Chemical resistant
  • Low gas and vapor permeability
  • Corrosion resistance
  • Smooth inner walls for a fluid flow path
  • with no dead spots or crevices
  • Meets high purity and high hygiene
  • requirements
  • Can be cleaned and sterilized using
  • clean-in-place (CIP) or sanitize-in-place
  • (SIP) methods
  • Nonreactive with a wide variety of chemicals
  • Does not contain impurities that can leach
  • into the fluid stream
  • Will not absorb contaminants
  • Wide variety of pressure ratings
  • Clarity — ability to monitor flow

Materials

  • Acrylic (PMMA)
  • Chlorinated Polyvinyl Chloride (CPVC)
  • Ethylene-Chlorotrifluoroethylene (ECTFE)
  • Fluorinated Ethlyene Propylene (FEP)
  • Nylon (PA)
  • Perfluoroalkoxy (PFA)
  • Polyetheretherketone (PEEK)
  • Polyethylene (PE)
  • Polypropylene (PP)
  • Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE)
  • Polyurethane (PU/PUR)
  • Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC)
  • Polyvinylidene Fluoride (PVDF)

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