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VIRGIN PTFE

Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) is a high performance polymer which is almost chemically inert, only being attacked under extreme conditions by molten alkali metals and certain fluorine compounds.

PTFE materials are suitable for a wide range of temperatures from cryogenic to 260°C and have excellent insulating capabilities and high dielectric properties. In this respect PTFE is a very successful gasket material.

General Properties of Virgin PTFE

  • Outstanding chemical resistance
  • Suitable for use with foodstuffs and pharmaceutical applications
  • Insoluble in solvents, even at increased temperature
  • Stable to light
  • Does not absorb water
  • Excellent electrical insulating capacity
  • Low thermal conductivity

Applications

  • Aggressive or toxic fluids
  • Pharmaceutical industry
  • Food industry
  • Chemical industry

Typical Products

  • Gaskets and seals
  • Valve seats / shaft seals
  • Electrical insulator
  • Bearing pads / slide bearings

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