PTFE

PTFE is produced through the process of free-radical polymerization of TFE (tetrafluoroethylene) and has a variety of applications. Its unique properties make it perfect for the following uses:

  • High Melting Point: It has a melting point of about 327°C, leaving very few situations where PTFE could be damaged due to high temperatures.
  • Chemically Inert: A large number of solvents and chemicals will not harm PTFE.
  • High Flexural Strength: It has the ability to flex and bend, giving it the ability to be applied to various surfaces even at low temperatures without loss of integrity to its structure.
  • Hydrophobic: PTFE is resistant to water and does not get wet. This makes it ideal for wound dressings, cooking applications, and more.

Products

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PTFE Glass Cloth Tape

PTFE glass cloth tape has a woven glass cloth backing impregnated with PTFE. This tape provides a slick surface which creates a non-stick surface that performs at elevated temperatures. Tape can be supplied with or with liner.

• Nonstick Surface
• High Tensile
• High-Temperature Resistance

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Skived PTFE Tape

Skived PTFE tape uses a skived polytetrafluoroethylene film backing. This tape offers an extremely low coefficient of friction. Acrylic adhesive and liner is available upon special request.

• Low Friction
• Good Chemical Resistance
• High Temperature Resistance

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PTFE Film

PTFE sheets offer a low coefficient of friction and high temperature resistance. The non-sticky and great electrical properties of PTFE film make it important in a wide variety of industries.

  • High thermal, chemical, and solvent resistance.
  • Excellent anti stick properties and low friction.
  • Excellent electrical resistant properties.

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Teflon PTFE fabric

Teflon PTFE fabric consists of a woven fiberglass that has been coated with a PTFE resin. These fabrics have a nonstick surface, perform well under temperatures ranging from -100℉ to 500℉.

• Nonstick Surface
• Excellent Chemical Resistance
• High-Temperature Resistance

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Capabilities

Thickness

Custom Thickness
1 to 10 mil

Adhesive

Silicone
Zone Coating
Acrylic

Converting

Laminating
Die Cutting
Slitting
Sheeting

What is PTFE?

Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) is a fluoro-polymer of tetrafluoroethylene, which is synthetically produced and has many applications due to its various properties. It has one of the lowest coefficients of friction compared to other solids. This is because it has a high molecular weight compound that consists wholly of carbon and fluorine, making it a fluorocarbon solid.

PTFE vs Teflon

PTFE is an acronym for Polytetrafluoroethylene, whereas Teflon is a trade name for this polymer, meaning that they’re the same. You don’t have to look any further if you’re looking for an extremely flexible and non-stick material that is thermal, electrical, and chemical resistant. You can call it either PTFE or Teflon, but the material is highly versatile and can be used in a variety of applications in nearly any industry.

PTFE Films and Tapes

PTFE is commonly used for the insulation of wires in aerospace as well as computer applications. This is due to the properties that PTFE exhibits. It is dielectric even at high radio frequencies, which makes it perfect as an insulator in connector cables and assemblies. Thanks to its high melting point, it is also the perfect choice for substituting low-melting-point polyethylene, which is usually used in low-cost applications.

When it comes to industrial applications, because PTFE has a low coefficient of friction, it can be used for sliding action of various parts and it outperforms both nylon and acetal.

PTFE film is also used to produce fiberglass composites, carbon fiber composites. They are mostly used in aerospace applications and the aerospace industry. PTFE film is utilized as a barrier between the fiberglass or carbon part that is built. This PTFE film prevents the non-production materials from sticking to the manufactured parts, which gets sticky due to the impregnated resins.

PTFE Glass Fabrics and Tapes

PTFE glass fabric is made up of woven fiberglass, which is then coated with a PTFE resin. They are designed in such a way that they can meet specific performance requirements in a variety of applications. Not only do they have a non-stick surface but also perform extremely well under temperatures. Ranging from -100° F to 500° F. They also have high tensile strength, exceptional electrical properties, and are chemically inert. They are perfect for releasing mold in composite bonding, ironing equipment, and heat sealing.