Load Bearing Rods are corrosion-resistant.

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Corrosion-resistant, load-bearing metal rods feature complete encapsulation in PTFE, FEP, and PFA and can be used in temperatures up to 400°F. They allow PTFE or other adapter of appropriate configuration to be placed over encapsulated rod to be used as points of support. Chemical-resistant products are constructed to bear up to 700 lb loads in nitric, hydrofluoric, hydrochloric, and sulfuric acid baths and other hazardous atmospheres.



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Corrosion Resistant Load Bearing Rods by Fluorotherm Polymers



Fluorotherm introduces corrosion resistant load bearing metal rods; with complete encapsulation in PTFE, FEP, PFA. These rods may be used to support work in a corrosive environment such as a plating or coating bath, as carrier to transport work in a chemically agressive environment and in numerous other uses.

The rigidity of the metal core provides strength that cannot be matched by plastic rods. A PTFE or other adapter of appropriate configuration over the encapsulated rod can be used as points of support. This encapsulated construction provides the strength of metal and the chemical resistance of Teflon® type materials. Such construction can bear up to 700 lb loads in nitric, HF; hydrochloric and sulfuric acid baths and other hazardous atmospheres. The complete fluoropolymer encapsulation is distinctly superior to heat shrink tube covering where the wall thickness is too light to sustain reasonable loads or abrasive wear, without tearing or cracking. The high continuous use temperature of PTFE, FEP or PFA permits these materials to be used up to 400 deg F.

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