PTFE ( POLYTETRAFLUOROETHYLENE )

Polytetrafluoroethylene or PTFE was created by accident and has become one of mans most revolutionary inventions. PTFE is a synthetic chemical compound best described as a polymer, plastic or resin, prepared from tetraflouroethylene – a colourless, water soluble, flammable gas.
PTFE is noted for its slippery, non sticking properties and is most commonly associated with cookware. It was patented as Teflon®. Though it was developed for the retail cookware market, it has revolutionized the industrial and technological industries. PTFE is chemically inert and weatherable, has excellent electrical insulation, high temperature resistance, a low coefficient of friction and non-adhesive properties.

• has high impact strength and is ductile
• excellent transparency and surface brightness
• excellent chemical resistance
• UV stable
• can be thermoformed
• reduces noise transmission
• can be steralized
• can be recycled.

• coating non stick frying pans and pots
• mechanical seals, gaskets and valve seats
• packaging
• electrical insulators
• bridge bearing pads
• expansion bearings
• linings and coatings
• lab equipment
• wiring in aerospace and computer applications (hookup wire and coaxial cables)
• insulator in cables and connector assemblies
• material for printed circuit boards used at microwave frequencies.
• Ball valve seats and seals
• virgin PTFE is used in food processing and medical device applications
• PTFE film is also widely used in the production of carbon fibre composites as well as fibreglass composites, notably in the aerospace industry.
• Used in the nuclear industry

Available in sheets, rods and tubes of varying sizes and thicknesses.

• Sheet size : 1200 x 1200
• Thickness : from 4 mm to 30 mm
• Colour : White
• Rods : from 6 to 120 diameter