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What is PTFE

2018-07-06

WHAT IS PTFE? 

AN INCREDIBLY VERSATILE MATERIAL WITH A WIDE VARIETY OF APPLICATIONS

Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) is a synthetic fluoropolymer of tetrafluoroethylene.  


Being hydrophobic, non-wetting, high density and resistant to high temperatures, PTFE is an incredibly versatile material with a wide variety of 

applications, thought it's perhaps best-known for its non-stick properties.


ADVANTAGES OF USING PTFE FILLED COMPOUNDS

 High thermal stability and flame resistance

 Smooth surface finish can be achieved

 Wide range of service temperature

 Outstanding corrosion protection

 Excellent dielectric properties

 Excellent chemical resistance

 No embrittlement or ageing

 Resistance to weathering

 Food grade compliancy

 Non stick, low friction

 Electrical insulation

 Non wetting


WHY SHOULD I CHOOSE PTFE?

PTFE is an incredibly versatile material used across many industries, thanks to its stable and durable characteristics and affordability.


IT IS AN EXCELLENT ELECTRICAL INSULATOR

It is used frequently as an insulator for wiring and cable, particularly in computer applications, since it is an excellent electric insulator and 

has a high melting point. ow Friction


IT HAS LOW FRICTION

It's low friction also makes it a popular material in mechanical engineering applications. It is regularly used for slide bearings, slide plates, 

gears and other working parts where sliding action takes place.


IT IS RESISTANT TO WEAR

Due to its non-reactivity as well as its tolerance for high temperatures, PTFE is also often used in industrial pipes and hose assemblies in 

which chemicals and acids are used.


IT IS TOLERANT OF HIGH TEMPERATURES

Due to its non-reactivity as well as its tolerance for high temperatures, PTFE is also often used in industrial pipes and hose assemblies in 

which chemicals and acids are used.


IT IS FDA APPROVED & FOOD SAFE

This makes it an excellent choice for applications in food manufacturing and packaging, particularly since the material is food grade compliant 

and resistant to staining.


IT IS CHEMICALLY RESISTANT & INERT

Combined with its high temperature resistance PTFE is extremely chemically resistant and chemically inert making it an ideal material for sealing 

components in chemically aggressive applications