Teflon™ Fluoropolymers in Pharmaceutical and Biopharmaceutical Manufacturing

Increasing Versatility and Durability for Critical Products and Applications

Today’s pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical manufacturing facilities require the flexibility to produce a wide range of products that are:

  • Pure
  • Easily cleaned
  • Durable
  • Cost effective

Teflon™ fluoropolymers help products to demonstrate these characteristics in a variety of applications, including filters, valves, fittings, piping, pumps, seals, gaskets, tanks, containers, tubing and hoses. These products also meet the needs of high-purity and biofilm resistance.

Benefits of Thermal and Chemical Resistance

Fluoropolymer molecules have continuous nonreactive surfaces and are compatible with nearly all chemicals and solvents. Unlike conventional chlorinated and hydrocarbon plastics, the structure of fluoropolymers makes them better at resisting chemical attack and able to perform at higher temperatures.

Nonreactive Properties

Teflon™ fluoropolymers are very pure and nonreactive, which helps eliminate corrosion byproducts and extractables that might contaminate processes.

Contaminant and Buildup Resistance

Teflon™ fluoropolymers provide smooth non-wetting hydrophobic (water repellent) surfaces that resist biofilm buildup. The strongest cleaning solutions and steam-in-place processes will not cause damage or wear. Surfaces with Teflon™ fluoropolymers are easily cleaned and resist buildup of process materials, which can save time by lengthening intervals between cleanings.