High chemical inertness, thermal stability, electrical insulation, and corrosion resistance. Teflon is a low-friction substance that is perfect for making non-sticky and sliding parts for various industries.
PTFE (Teflon) At a Glance
|Process compatibility||Applications||Tolerances||Wall Thickness||Max Part Size||Strengths||Lead Time||Price|
|Accurate parts for high-temperature electrical appliances.||Not lower than ±0.25 mm (±0.010″), based on the drawing ( ISO 2768)||Minimum 0.03″ (0.80 mm), but this can change depending on the proportion of the wall thickness to the linear dimension.||200 x 80 x 100 cm||Good Mechanical strength, low friction coefficient, high Thermal strength, electrical insulation, and corrosion resistance.||Minimum 3 days. Not more than 10 days; for all complex parts.||$$|
Introduction to PTFE (Telfon)
PTFE (Teflon) is one of the most slippery engineering thermoplastics with a low coefficient of friction and high thermal stability. Teflon is made with a combination of fluoropolymer, carbon, and fluorine atoms. It offers a range of beneficial properties such as high corrosion resistance, chemical stability, insulation resistance, and low dielectric constant.
It is an excellent choice for fabricating parts where friction occurs repeatedly and has a high operating temperature range. Teflon’s non-stick qualities made it the perfect material to cover cooking appliances. Additionally, it can be used in chemical, oil & gas, medical, and many other industries.