Parker Expands Medical Tubing

Fort Worth, TX – Parker Hannifin Corporation, the global leader in motion and control technologies, produces FEP Heat Shrink in 1.3/1 and 1.67/1 expansion ratios with custom designs available.  Standard sizes range from 0.031" expanded up to 0.500" expanded and with wall thicknesses as thin as 0.008".  Although medical tubing is typically produced as a custom run, Parker is able to deliver many sizes to customers quickly, allowing customers to obtain small quantities without the lead times associated with R D runs.

For more than 10 years, Parker Hannifin has extruded USP Class VI compliant, medical grade heat shrink from ETFE, PTFE, and FEP under the Parflex/TexMed brand at the Parker facility in Fort Worth, Texas.

With annual sales of approximately $13 billion in fiscal year 2015, Parker Hannifin is the world's leading diversified manufacturer of motion and control technologies and systems, providing precision-engineered solutions for a wide variety of mobile, industrial and aerospace markets. The company employs approximately 55,000 people in 50 countries around the world. Parker has increased its annual dividends paid to shareholders for 59 consecutive fiscal years, among the top five longest-running dividend-increase records in the SP 500 index. For more information, visit the company's website at, or its investor information website at

Samples are available upon request.


Janine Kruit, Marketing

Parflex Division / TexLoc

Parker Hannifin Corporation

4700 Lone Star Blvd.

Ft. Worth, Texas  76106

(800) 423-6551  Fax (800)  438-9562


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