PTFE Material characteristics

PTFE = Polytetrafluorethylene

PTFE is excellently suited as a construction material for the chemicals industry. It temperature resistance ranges from -190 °C
to +250 °C, and it can temporarily sustain tempera­tures of +300 °C. Because of its low friction coefficient, it is used as an anti-friction coating and lubrication material. Because of its particularly high insulation resistance and puncture resistance, it can also be used for insulation pur­poses.

Another specific characteristic of PTFE is its extremely anti-adhesive property. As a result of its non-stick effect, no sub­stances adhere to PTFE surfaces. PTFE is non-flammable, does not absorb water and is physically harmless to humans. PTFE is considered to be a member of the ther­moplastics group, although it is not suitable for injecting or pouring.

PTFE is resistant to nearly all chemicals. It is only suscepti­ble to chlorine trifluoride, elementary fluoride and melted alkali metals. Additionally, PTFE will not swell or dissolve in any common organic and inorganic solvent, even at high temperatures. It belongs to the group of weather-resistant plastics.

PTFE Material types


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