Virgin PTFE (Polytetrafluoroethylene)

PTFE (polytetrafluoroethylene) is a high molecular weight polymer. It is one of the most versatile plastic materials known and is useful for a large range of products in the high tech market sector and throughout industry in general. PTFE has the lowest coefficient of friction among all engineered plastics. Because of this, it is a very slippery material which prevents bacteria, chemicals, and solvents from bonding to it. In addition, it is chemically inert and is resistant to many of the harshest chemicals known. It also is one of the best electrical insulators in the plastics materials family.

The most outstanding properties are:

  • High thermal resistance
  • High resistance to chemical agents and solvents
  • High anti-stick properties
  • High dielectric properties
  • Low coefficient of friction
  • Made from FDA approved materials

PTFE can be used in a temperature range from –350°F to +500°F.

Typical Properties

Color(s): White and Translucent White (in thinner gauges)
Temperature Range: –350°F to +500°F
Tensile Strength: 4,500 psi
Impact Strength: 2.00 ft-lbs./in.
Specifications Met: ASTM D3294, ASTM D3308, Made of FDA Listed Materials, UL 94V0
Recommended for Outdoor Use: YES

Typical Applications

Applications include: food packaging, product packaging, electrical insulating, mold release material, tank and cavity liners

In addition, PTFE is often used specifically in the following electrical applications: Capacitor films, harnesses for electrical wiring in automotive and aerospace applications, spacers for transformers and other electrical insulation applications where high dielectric strength and high temperature resistance are required.

Free Availabel (from stock)

Sheet: 1/16” to 2” thick
Rod: 1/8” to 2” diameter
Tube: 1/8” to 2” ID / 1/4” to 3” OD
Film: .001” to .125” (available with and without adhesive)

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