T-FIT Hygiene Application profile 41 Condensation

Condensation control in frozen food environments

T-FIT® Hygiene insulation is made from Zotefoams’ ZOTEK® F43HT PVDF closed cell foam, a material which has numerous benefits when it comes to insulation, especially within food manufacturing environments.

Benefits of PVDF
Polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF) is a semi-crystalline thermoplastic from the family of fluoropolymers, known for their toughness and stability. It is an excellent choice for applications requiring;

  • Highest purity
  • Resistance to a wide range of chemicals (such as harsh cleaning agents)
  • Low permeability (molecules of gas or liquid find it difficult to travel through the polymer structure)
  • UV resistance
  • Excellent flammability credentials

PVDF is stable over a wide range of temperatures, from negative temperatures right through to +145°C, meaning that the material can be used on pipelines subject too ‘Clean-In-Place’ (CIP) processes. The insulation can perform at both the chilled process temperatures and high cleaning temperatures without any loss of thermal performance over the lifetime of the product.