New SYGEF ECTFE Piping System Available in Pipe, Valves and Fittings from 1/2" - 4"

Press Release Summary:

  • High-performance fluoropolymer material allows use in a broad temperature range from -105°F to 284°F and with aggressive chemicals approved between 32°F to 176°F
  • Designed to convey aggressive media such as H2SO4 and H2O2 without corrosion, even under high pressure and temperature conditions
  • Made of ethylene-chlorotrifluoroethylene as well as features fast assembly, long service life and low initial costs than welded PFA systems

Original Press Release:

New SYGEF® ECTFE Piping System Safely Handles Aggressive Media Without Corrosion

Irvine, Calif., September 2020 - GF Piping Systems (GF) has added SYGEF® ECTFE to its extensive line of engineered piping systems. The new SYGEF ECTFE product was designed specifically to convey highly aggressive media, such as concentrated sulfuric acid (H2SO4) and hydrogen peroxide (H2O2), without corrosion, even under extreme pressure and temperature conditions.

Made of ethylene-chlorotrifluoroethylene, the SYGEF ECTFE system offers excellent physical properties. The high-performance fluoropolymer material allows use in a broad temperature range from -105°F to 284°F (-76°C to +140°C), and with aggressive chemicals approved between 32°F to 176°F (0°C up to 80°C.

SYGEF ECTFE is available in pipe, valves and fittings from 1/2" - 4" (d20 - d110 mm) and features quick assembly, long service life and lower initial costs than welded PFA systems. Also when compared to PFA, SYGEF ECTFE has a 200% higher pressure range and 20% more efficiency in pipe volume. Combined, these attributes provide more efficient processes, a higher safety standard, and higher flow rates in equal or less space. Used in combination with GF's latest IR welding technology, the IR-110A, the SYGEF ECTFE system provides the highest level of safety for people, the environment and the production process.

"Safety is the number one concern in applications with acids and other toxic chemicals," said Brian Gordon, Head of Product Management for GF Piping Systems. "This system offers the exceptional reliability that affords owners, plant operators and technicians the peace of mind they need for safe and efficient operation."

With good chemical resistance, excellent abrasion resistance and high impact strength, ECTFE meets all the requirements for demanding industrial environments, such as chemical processing, water treatment and microelectronics.

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Brian Gordon
Head of Product Management
Tel: 714-368-4160

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About GF Piping Systems

GF Piping Systems is the global expert for the safe and reliable transportation of water, chemicals and gases. The company specializes in plastic piping systems and system solutions plus services in all project phases. GF Piping Systems is active with its own sales companies in 34 countries and more than 30 production locations around the world. In 2019, GF Piping Systems generated sales of CHF 1.802 billion and employed 6,892 people. GF Piping Systems is a division of Georg Fischer AG, which was founded in 1802, and is headquartered in Schaffhausen, Switzerland.

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