As the name suggests, Smoothbore PTFE hoses feature a completely smooth liner without internal grooves, textures or convolutions on the inner surface of the hose. Smoothbore PTFE hoses consist of a non-stick Teflon liner reducing friction and stopping product transfer from sticking to the inner tube therefore eliminating potential blockages. Smoothbore PTFE hoses enable a high flow rate to be maintained even at low pressure and temperature, making them the perfect choice for transferring food, beverage, pharmaceuticals, gas & gaseous media, chemicals and steam.
Smoothbore PTFE lined hoses are formed from a single piece of extruded tubing which is then reinforced and covered with optional layers of stainless steel and/or aramid (Kevlar) over-braids. There are many options to customise Smoothbore PTFE hoses with additional covers including; platinum cured silicone, polyurethane, FEP, EPDM rubber and temperature resistant fire sleeves. These ensure that the finished smoothbore PTFE hose assemblies are fit for purpose solutions that meet and exceed application requirements.
Over-braids make the hose more able to withstand high pressure, repeated flexing cycles (up to 1 million) and increasing bend radius, providing a reliable solution for whichever material is passed through the hose. As PTFE is such a diverse and versatile material it is suitable for a wide range of industrial, gaseous, hygienic and specialist applications.