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06.08.2018 Flexible connector solves extreme processing challenges

New Zealand based BFM Global, manufacturer of the BFM® fitting – the world’s first snap-fit flexible connector system – has introduced a new connector that is capable of withstanding high temperatures or harsh chemicals. The Teflex NP (non-permeable) is made from a pure PTFE laminate and can operate continuously at 300°C with short-term surges up to 316°C. It can also be used on products across the full pH scale, as caustic and acid products do not affect PTFE.

BFM Global’s CEO and product inventor Blair McPheat said: “Our customers across a wide range of industries have been crying out for a non-permeable, flexible connector option that can handle these kinds of extreme conditions. It took a lot of development to perfect this product, and we are excited to finally be able to provide a new solution for these challenging processes.”

The Teflex NP product is also extremely good at dissipating electrostatic charge, with a surface resistivity of 106 ohms. “That provides an added level of reassurance for plant managers in terms of reducing the risk of static build-up within their processing equipment”, said McPheat. Because it is made from pure PTFE, the Teflex NP is also food-grade and complies with FDA and EU regulations. The company has 45 distributors in more than 35 countries.

Teflex NP, the latest innovation form BFM Global

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