PTFE is a high performance product with many practical applications. Famous for its extremely good slip characteristics, it also provides the combined advantage of exceptional thermal, electrical and chemical properties that supersede its mechanical features.
A fluorocarbon solid with high-molecular-weight composed wholly of carbon and fluorine that is diverse in its application.
Widely used as non-stick coating for fry pans and cook ware, PTFE is most familiar to many people as Teflon® brand by DuPont, the originators of PTFE compound. E-Plas provides the highest quality PTFE range through top European manufacturer Guarniflon, Italy.
It is used to make pipes, containers and other containment devices where corrosive or reactive chemicals are present (except for alkali and hydro fluoric acid) because of its non-reactive properties imparted to some degree by the strength of carbon–fluorine bonds.
PTFE used for its lubricant property reduces friction, wear and energy consumption of machinery.
Optical radiometry applications include PTFE sheets for measuring heads in spectro-radiometers and broadband radiometers. PTFE is able to diffuse transmitting light extremely well. Its optical properties remain constant from UV down to near infrared wavelengths.
It is used as a graft material in surgical interventions in particular for treating vascular disease.
PTFE is hydrophobic. It cannot be made wet by water nor substances containing water.
PTFE tubes are used in gas-gas heat and gas cleaning applications.
It has one of the lowest coefficients of friction of any material.
Proven Industry Performer in Diverse Industries
Cook Ware,Pipes, Industrial Containers and Containment, Medical/Surgical, Laboratory Equipment,
ChemicalIndustry, Pumping / Pump Manufacture, Electrical Insulation
Properties - Standard Grade: Unfilled or Virgin P.T.F.E
· Chemically inert
· Insoluble in all known solvents below 300ºC
· High thermal stability, continuous servicetemperature range -270º to 260ºC
· Low coefficient of friction
· Outstanding electrical and dielectricproperties
· Resistant to stress cracking and weathering
· Limited use in structural components becauseof low modulus of elasticity
· Poor wear resistance
· Poor mechanical strength
· Non-toxic EU and FDA approval for foodcontact applications
· Very high specific gravity
· Easy to machine