Optimizing Chemical Processing in the Industry

Optimizing Chemical Processing in the Industry


Plastics have become increasingly popular for use in chemical storage and fluid handling, due to their low cost, durability, and versatility. Plastics such as Nylon, PVC, Fluorinated Ethlyene Propylene (FEP), Acrylic, Polyvinylidene Fluoride (PVDF), Polyetheretherketone (PEEK), and Chlorinated Polyvinyl Chloride (CPVC) all offer excellent resistance to contamination and are chemically resistant.

This makes them ideal for a variety of applications, from pharmaceuticals to potable water and food. Furthermore, these plastics are highly resistant to corrosion, meaning they can be used for a variety of utilities that must remain clean and safe. As a result, plastics are now the material of choice for many chemical storage and fluid handling applications. In addition, plastics are easy to maintain and can be recycled, making them an environmentally friendly option. All in all, plastics make chemical storage and fluid handling more efficient and cost-effective.


  • Clinical and diagnostic — sampling, reagent transfer, dialysis, blood processing, washing
  • Pharmaceutical industry
  • Food processing and dispensing equipment
  • Chemical process industry
  • Semiconductor fabrication
  • Ultra high purity fluid storage, transport, monitoring, control
  • High performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) components
  • Line tanks and transport vessels
  • Manifolds, fittings, valves
  • Municipal water and wastewater treatment
  • Potable water treatment
  • Pumps, valves
  • Wafer carriers
  • Industrial wastewater treatment
  • Heat exchangers


  • Acrylic (PMMA)
  • Chlorinated Polyvinyl Chloride (CPVC)
  • Ethylene-Chlorotrifluoroethylene (ECTFE)
  • Fluorinated Ethlyene Propylene (FEP)
  • Nylon (PA)
  • Perfluoroalkoxy (PFA)
  • Polyetheretherketone (PEEK)
  • Polyethylene (PE)
  • Polypropylene (PP)
  • Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE)
  • Polyurethane (PU/PUR)
  • Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC)
  • Polyvinylidene Fluoride (PVDF)

Advantages May Include

  • Low coefficient of friction
  • High flexibility
  • Outstanding temperature stability
  • Chemical resistant
  • Low gas and vapor permeability
  • Corrosion resistance
  • Smooth inner walls for a fluid flow path with no dead spots or crevices
  • Meets high purity and high hygiene requirements
  • Can be cleaned and sterilized using cleanin-place (CIP) or sanitize-in-place (SIP) methods
  • Nonreactive with a wide variety of chemicals
  • Does not contain impurities that can leach into the fluid stream
  • Will not absorb contaminants
  • Wide variety of pressure ratings
  • Clarity — ability to monitor flow

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