PTFE - teflon

PTFE has the lowest coefficient of all materials and is ideal in applications where lubricants are not desirable as PTFE functions without any lubricants. PTFE has the widest working temperature range of all plastics, from -260°C to 260°C. PTFE is excellent for use in cryogenic applications as shows no embrittlement. PTFE has very good sealing properties. PTFE is not flammable unless in 94% oxygen environment. PTFE is an excellent insulating material.  PTFE is not ideal in high wear abrasive applications or in high loading applications.

PTFE+25%Carbon - teflon carbon filled

Carbon filled PTFE is primarily used in applications where higher thermal or electrical conductivity is required, over and above conventional PTFE. This grade also exhibits improved wear life and has very good compression properties, for loading applications. Carbon filled PTFE has good abrasion resistance, load bearing, wear and frictional properties under sliding conditions, ranging from dry to fully lubricated systems.

PTFE+25%Glass - teflon glass filled

Glass filled PTFE is used to improve the creep resistance of PTFE over all temperature ranges, while still allowing some compression required for sealing in both gaskets and valves. Improved wear behavior is exhibited, while there is little effect on the electrical properties, as glass fiber is an insulator. Glass has an exceptional resistance to water. Glass must be avoided with the use of strong alkalis and hydrofluoric acid.

PTFE+40%Bronze - teflon bronze filled

Bronze filled PTFE contains a copper/tin alloy providing a better creep resistance than most of the PTFE alloys. It exhibits improved thermal conductivity, with high load bearing capacity and hence is most often used in hydraulic systems. Bronze filled PTFE is both thermally and electrically conductive. The bronze enhances dimensional stability due to improved hardness, compressive strength and resistance to creep. Bronze filled PTFE is not to be used in contact with oxidizing agents.

Fluorosint® Enhanced PTFE

Fluorosint enhanced PTFE’s unique properties are the result of a proprietary process in which synthetically manufactured mica is chemically linked to virgin PTFE. This bonding results in properties not normally attainable in reinforced PTFE. Fluorosint grades offer an excellent combination of low frictional properties and dimensional stability.