(daikin-america.com), the only supplier of EFEP
, says other tubing manufacturers are now developing products based on this concept.
Melt points of the various grades of EFEP
range between 165[degrees]C and 195[degrees]C, making these materials easy to coextrude with many engineering resins, according to Daikin.
An example is the recent development of ethylene fluorinated ethylene propylene (EFEP
A brand-new family of fluoropolymers that can be melt processed along with numerous other thermoplastics in multi-layer structures has been introduced by Daikin America Inc., Orangeburg, N.Y The new EFEP materials include grades with melting points from 329 to 383 F.
EFEP can be coextruded or comolded with nylon, modified PE, EVOH, and ETFE.
"For example, EFEP
(perfluoronated ethylene-propylene copolymer) is a material we researched to see how it could be best utilized by our customers.
TFX OEM[R] is a worldwide leader in PTFE and FEP extrusion, composite and catheter tubing, catheter liners, etch-free EFEP
co-extrusion, and spiral heat-shrink tubing.