This stainless steel overbraided PTFE hose, called APFOS, provides the purity of PTFE fluoropolymer with the durability and enhanced pressure carrying capabilities of stainless steel. APFOS is used in high-purity industries for critical fluid lines such as pharmaceutical batch, media and buffer transfer, hot and cold food and beverage conveyance and chemical lines. The four versions include smooth core, convoluted core, silicone-jacketed smooth core, and silicone-jacketed convoluted core. The cores of APFOS are manufactured from virgin PTFE fluoropolymer that is USP Class VI compliant and meets FDA 21 CFR 177.1550 and ISO 10993 Sections 5, 6, 10 and 11. The cores are inert and offer long flexural life, low permeability, non-flammability, and the lowest coefficient of friction of any solid material. Overbraid material of 304 stainless steel wire permits higher pressure uses, improves flexibility, reduces kinking, and protects the core. APFOS handles temperatures ranging from -100°F to 450°F; -73°C to 232°C.
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