PTFE

Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) is a high molecular weight polymer with excellent thermal and electrical insulation properties, and a low coefficient of friction. It is a highly versatile plastic material useful in a broad range of high technology market segments and products, and its properties can be modified by additives such as glass fiber, carbon, or graphite.

Description

Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) is a high molecular weight polymer with excellent thermal and electrical insulation properties, and a low coefficient of friction. It is a highly versatile plastic material useful in a broad range of high-technology market segments and products, and its properties can be modified by additives such as glass fiber, carbon, or graphite.

PTFE is nearly fully chemically inert, resists most chemical agents and solvents, and is non-toxic, making it a material of choice in food industry applications. It also has excellent dielectric properties that make it suitable for many electronics products.

Polymershapes can meet your PTFE needs and go well beyond! You can rely on our expert fabrication capabilities to ensure you get the right solutions for your projects: We will deliver the plastics you want, in the lengths, widths and thicknesses you need.

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Contact your local Polymershapes facility today for more information about how we can meet your needs for PTFE, and much, much more!

Features & Benefits

  • High thermal resistance
  • Chemical resistant
  • Very low coefficient of friction
  • High anti-stick properties
  • Non-toxic
  • Available modified and filled
  • Available in shapes and films
  • Available in flexible tubing

Applications

  • Aerospace
  • Automotive
  • Bearings and Bushings
  • Building & Construction
  • Chemical Processing
  • Die Cutters
  • Enclosures
  • Food and Beverage Preparation and Processing
  • Gaskets and Seals
  • Heavy Equipment
  • Machine Shops
  • Milling and Mining
  • Oil and Gas
  • Packaging and Conveying Equipment
  • Valves and Fittings

Physical Properties

UNITS ASTM
TEST
PTFE
Tensile strength @ break @ 73°F psi D638 1,960 – 5,100
Flexural modulus @ 73°F psi D790 50,000 – 90,000
Izod impact (notched) ft-lbs/in of notch D256 3.5
Deflection Temperature Under Load  @ 264 psi °F D648 145
Water absorption @ 73°F –  24 hours % D570 0.0 – 0.01
Coefficient of Friction D1894 0.0 46 – 0.2
Coefficient of linear thermal expansion (CLTE) (in/in°F) D696 4.8E-05 to 7.9E-5

*Technical Data is provided courtesy of UL Prospector (www.ulprospector.com) and IAPD (www.IAPD.org).

Data is to be considered representative and is provided for guidance only. All product performance must be verified by the user under actual application conditions.

Suppliers / Brands

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