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PTFE and Teflon Molded Cylinders
Fluoro-Plastics compression molds rods and cylinders for machining in a wide range of sizes. The most common sizes are listed in the table below, but many other combinations of OD and ID are available. Molded cylinders are preferred for machining because compression molding yields greater material homogeneity for the finished part.
Most cylinders are molded to 12 inches in length, although other lengths are available.
All cylinders can be etched for bonding.
All cylinders can be made with filled (reinforced) PTFE to enhance the performance parameters of PTFE. Materials available for reinforcement are Glass Fiber, Carbon, Graphite, Bronze, Molybdenum Disulfide, Polyimide, PPS and Stainless Steel.
Applications of PTFE
PTFE is used extensively in many different industries:
Petrochemical and chemical processing: PTFE is the material of choice for gaskets, vessel linings, pumpinteriors, washers, rings, seals, spacers, dip tubes and well-drillingcomponents because it is corrosion resistant and chemically inert;it is unaffected by virtually all acids and caustics and functionsin environments to 500 degrees F..
Electrical applications: PTFE isone of the best insulators known. In thin sections, it will insulateto 500 volts per mil. There are grades of PTFE which have even greaterdielectric strength. It is frequently used in wire and cable wrap,and to separate conductive surfaces in capacitors. Thick walledclose-tolerance extruded tubing is the PTFE shape of choice wheremachining or drilling long lengths to close tolerances is impossible.Multi-hole tubing can be extruded. PTFE can be machined into standoffinsulators, and many different types of high voltage encapsulationdevices for electrical components.
Semi-Conductor Industry: PTFE isinert, and its operating temperature range is from minus 350 degreesFahrenheit to 550 degrees Fahrenheit. When made to ultra pure standardsit is the material of choice for various items used in chip manufacturing,including encapsulation devices for quartz heaters, and the like.
Food, Beverage and Pharmaceutical industries: Virgin PTFE is approved by the Food and Drug Administration foruse in the food, beverage, cosmetics and pharmaceutical industries.Thin Film and sheets make an inert, no-toxic slide surface withoutmicroscopic depressions where microbes can grow. Conveyancing components- profiles, guide rails and slides - can withstand high temperaturesinside baking and drying ovens and other heated segments of thefood, cosmetics or pharmaceuticals manufacturing processes.
Laboratory applications: PTFE piping,tubing and vessels are used in various laboratory ware because oftheir chemical resistance, and inertness. No contaminants adhereto the surface.
Fluoro-Plastics is a US based manufacturer of Teflon and PTFE products