Articles in the category FEP

FEP Bladder System for Hydrogen Peroxide Tanks

22/07/2016

Working with MT Aerospace, Holscot developed an FEP bladder system based on FEP film to contain drinking water for the International Space Station. The FEP bladder comprised a liner which was bonded to the metallic tank and a collapsible FEP Diaphragm which assisted in the total expulsion of the potable water. The two components were...
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Revolutionary Demisable Propellant Tanks

05/07/2016

At the recent Space Propulsion Exhibition in Rome, Holscot showcased their revolutionary FEP/Composite demisable tank for use with Space Propellants. A number of factors pointed Holscot towards the development of these tanks. Firstly, the fact that the use of Hydrazine as a propellant will be prohibited in a few year’s time so new, more chemically...
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Having trouble welding a Fluoroplastic?

27/04/2016

Melt processable fluoroplastics were developed as weldable and theromformable versions of PTFE. So FEP, PFA and ETFE all have the capability to be welded – but it is not easy. Holscot spent the first few years of its existence developing the techniques to weld these specialised materials, using fusion welding, machine welding and hand welding. In...
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Protect your Engineers from leaking flanges

18/04/2016

In a chemical or pharmaceutical plant, the last thing you want is for leaking product to spray out onto your Engineers – a Health and Safety nightmare. The simple answer is a Holscot Teflon R Flange Shield. Made from 100% inert FEP material, the Holscot Flange Shield is quickly and easily fitted over any flange....
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Can I fit a Holscot Roll Cover myself?

08/04/2016

Certainly it is possible – particularly for smaller diameter rollers which do not need adhesive. Holscot FEP and PFA Roll Covers, when subjected to a heat source, will try to shrink back to their original extruded size. That heat source is generally a hot air gun. The roller must be rotated during the shrinking process and the hot...
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Drinking Water in Space

30/03/2016

It’s not all recycled urine! Some drinking water used to be transported up to the International Space Station in tanks – and the tanks were lined with Holscot FEP bladders! Working with MT Aerospace in Germany, Holscot developed a lining system for their steel tanks which incorporated a collapsible diaphragm to push the drinking water out...
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