PolytetraflonTM PTFE (polytetrafluoroethylene) is the name given to a straight-chain, linear, semi-crystalline polymer consisting of fluorine and carbon.
PTFE, modified PTFE, and the PTFE compounds produced from it have an array of impressive properties that provide the ideal solution to certain technical problems.
The high service temperature and the almost universal chemical resistance allow these materials to be used in extreme conditions. The sliding and frictional behavior of PolytetraflonTM PTFE is unique and far superior to that of conventional materials.
- Service Temperature of between -200 °C and +260 °C (up to +300 °C for short periods)
- Almost universal chemical resistance
- Virtually limitless UV and weather resistance
- Antiadhesive behavior
- Outstanding sliding and frictional properties (no stick-slip effect)
- Good electrical and dielectric properties
- Inherently flame-retardant in accordance with UL 94 V-0
- Physiologically harmless
- Suitable for food-contact materials
Functional components made from PTFE offer precisely the right property profile for a variety of applications. Today, they are used in mechanical engineering and vehicle manufacturing, as well as in energy production, the food industry, and medical technology:
Sealing and sliding elements in mechanical and automotive industry
- Corrosion protection in the chemical industry
- Insulating material for electronics and electrical engineering
- Seals in vehicle fuel injection systems
- Components of exhaust gas sensors in cars
- Sealing and sliding elements in aircraft
- Coatings for pistons, heating elements, and rollers, etc.
- Construction of medical apparatus
- Hygienically safe functional components in the food industry
- Tubes for the chemical, pharmaceutical, and automotive industries
- Large diameter seals for oil and gas extraction
- Seals and sliding elements in wind turbines
- Diaphragms in valves and pumps