Everything You Need To Know About PTFE Tapes
Those in the piping or plumbing trade know that every element is crucial to ensure the functionality of the entire piping system. It is not just pipes, nuts, bolts, and other joints that make up the plumbing system. There is one more essential component that is a staple in every technician’s toolbox and that is the plumber’s tape or PTFE tape or thread seal tape. Known by many names, it is essential to ensuring a leak-proof piping connection. Something many of us has seen but maybe don’t know a lot about.
PTFE tapes in Dubai are one of the most widely sold products for the piping and plumbing industry, and we are here to tell you all you need to know about this wonder product.
PTFE tapes or polytetrafluoroethylene tapes are extensively used in the piping industry to secure joints and prevent leakages of any kind. This is why they have taken on the common name of thread seal tape or plumber’s tape.
PTFE tapes are sold in sections wound on spools cut to specific widths, sealed in plastic covers or boxes to prevent contamination.
This arrangement makes it easy to wind over a pipe joint.
PTFE tapes are excellent for piping systems as they do not react with water and are in fact hydrophobic. They are also used to lubricate thread joints without making them too tight. PTFE tapes are long-lasting and make for quick, efficient, and cost-effective solutions when it comes to pipework projects. They are a plumber’s best friend and are available in every toolkit. Be it a domestic water pipeline or a pressurized system such as heating units or air compression equipment, PTFE tapes are used.
Typical Properties of PTFE Tapes
It is not just that PTFE tapes are good as sealants and don’t react with water, they are actually formulated with many astonishing physical and chemical properties. Some of the notable properties of PTFE tapes are:
- PTFE tapes are chemically inert and don’t react with abrasive elements such as acids, gases, and other solvents in the network
- They have high-pressure resistance and temperature resistance. This makes them ideal to use in pressurized systems such as fuel injection systems, capacitors, and high-temperature coils.
- PTFE tapes are also easy to remove and re-fix later as they have non-stick backing. You can remove them to clean/fix joints and reapply without any wastage.
PTFE Tapes in Dubai
PTFE tapes are easy to wind over pipes, widely available across the city, and can sustain for a long-time in abrasive and pressurized systems. Alaska Trading is one of the leading suppliers with high-quality PTFE tapes in Dubai. We have an extensive stock in varying widths to satisfy your project requirements.
Contact us today for further details.