Convoluted Tubing – This tubing contains multiple convolutes in series resulting in a highly flexible and maneuverable tubing material. Also referred to as flexible conduit, convoluted tubing is used as protective covering for wires and fiber optics in critical areas of aerospace, automotive, and general industrial applications where flexibility, clarity, and performance are paramount. Zeus PFA convoluted tubing can withstand continuous temperatures up to 500 °F (260 °C).
Custom Profiles – We excel in the production of tight-tolerance custom profiles and special shapes for our extruded products. Our PFA tubing profiles include engineered surface tubing, splines, and many other unique shapes which you, the customer, tell us you need. Engineered surfaces can be applied to the inner, outer, or both diameters of the tubing. We have developed the technology to bring unique extruded profiles from concept to reality.
Double Containment Tubing − Featuring a High Purity PFA inner tubing and a FEP outer tube, our Double Containment tubing has been developed for enhanced security while transferring caustic fluids. This “tube-in-tube” configuration has an inner HP PFA tube for transfer of harsh chemicals and an outer tube of FEP as a containment safeguard against hazardous leaks. Our Double Containment tubing meets SEMI F-57 certification for critical fluid handling.
Etching – The smooth surface finish of PFA means that this tubing is not easily bonded to other materials – especially plastics. To overcome such a problem, we have the ability to chemically etch PFA tubing to create a highly bondable surface. Etching can be done over the length of the tube or for specific lengths on the end. Our tubing extrusions can also be etched on the inside diameter, outside diameter, or both.
Extruded Tubing – PFA tubing is adaptable to a wide spectrum of applications because of its many utilitarian properties. PFA generally has better mechanical properties than FEP but still possesses a high degree of clarity to visualize tubing contents. PFA can also be used at higher temperatures than FEP. For tensile strength and flex life, PFA tubing bests PTFE; PFA also has a smoother surface finish that PTFE. Tubing made from our PFA can be used to protect its contents from chemical contaminants and mechanical stresses while also providing insulating properties for electrical applications. Spiral cut tubing is a post-extrusion modification that Zeus creates to form an expandable tubing for wire bundling and harnessing applications that allows easy access or break-out of the wiring anywhere along the length of the harness.
Fiber – The highly smooth surface finish, chemical resistance, and mechanical properties of PFA make this material very amenable as a monofilament. Zeus performance fibers offer a range of properties to suit just what you need. These light weight custom-ordered monofilaments have excellent wear capabilities and are generally available in sizes of 0.003″ (0.076 mm) to 0.040″ (1.016 mm). Other sizes may also be available; check with a Zeus team member to find out more.
Fillers – PFA tubing is available with a number of fillers to help further tailor your product for your specific application. Glass filler provides additional abrasion resistance, tensile strength, and increases heat deflection temperature; carbon alters the resin’s electrical properties; and pigments are available for color specifications. Additional fillers are available by request.
Heat Shrink – PFA heat shrink provides a layer of protection in a shrink-to-fit form to encapsulate sensitive components in many applications including electronics, medical devices, telecommunications hardware, and oil exploration equipment. In electrical applications, PFA heat shrink is ideal as a splicing aid for joining electrical wires either for designed applications or temporary repairs. The spliced wires are protected, secured, and insulated by the PFA encapsulation.
Lay-Flat® Tubing – Zeus Lay-Flat® tubing is tubing which is pressed flat and delivered spooled onto rolls or cut to length. Lay-Flat® tubing provides a seamless, flexible, and flattened tubing with all of the beneficial traits of PFA. Lay-Flat tubing is the perfect solution for protection and build-up prevention typically required for laser printer rolls, copiers, fax and paper machines, and even for battery protection. Because of its insulating properties, Zeus Lay-Flat® tubing is also utilized as slot liners in motors. Lay-Flat® tubing configurations are specific to your needs with all aspects kept confidentially to each customer.
Multi-Lumen – Our Multi-Lumen tubing contains numerous lumens, or “passages,” to create multiple working channels that run the length of the tubing. This allows multiple instruments, guide wires (medical), or fluids to be passed through the tube but contained within a single outside diameter tubing. Multi-lumen tubing is widely used in medical devices such as catheters as well as in electronic devices and fluid handling applications. We manufacture PFA multi-lumen tubing with tight tolerance capabilities and the highest quality standards.
Retractable Tubing – While still a form of extruded tubing, we use a proprietary process to “heat set” PFA tubing into helical coils that remain flexible yet recoil or retract when released. Retractable tubing is commonly found in application such as pneumatic tools attached to air lines which allow the tools to return to a designated position when not in use.