PTFE and Teflon Molded Cylinders
Featured Product from Fluoro-Plastics, Inc.
- Pure PTFE
- Easily machined
- Sizes from 3” outside diameter to 10” outside diameter with various inside diameters and solid molded rod
- Resistant to acids and caustics
- Available in various filled PTFE, e.g. glass filled, carbon filled, graphite, polyimide, bronze, stainless steel filled
Applications of PTFE
PTFE is used extensively in many differentindustries:
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.