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As a microporous material ePTFE has many attributes all its own. Close inspection of ePTFE reveals its unique architecture composed of many nodes and fibrils creating its porous structure. This feature not only affects ePTFE at the macro scale, creating a uniquely soft and pliable material, but has profound effects upon the material at the micro scale. With pore sizes small enough to keep cells out or allow them to penetrate, ePTFE has gained widespread use in applications ranging from filtration to sterilization to implantable structures within the body. Furthermore, the "spring-back" nature of this soft material has led to its use in many niche and specialized applications to take advantage of this property.
- Learn how the unique chemical structure of PTFE benefits both PTFE and ePTFE
- Discover how a PTFE coating can be transformed into an entirely different material
- Learn the fine points of ePTFE architecture: nodes, fibrils, and pore size
- Find out how the porous nature of ePTFE translates to its diverse applications - from automotive applications to filtration sterilization to implantable structures in the body
- Discover how ePTFE's unique form allows it to be adapted to a broad range of niche and unexpected applications
Dr. Bigham's background in the sciences began at the College of Charleston where he earned undergraduate degrees in Chemistry and Biochemistry. From there, Dr. Bigham trained at the Medical University of South Carolina earning his PhD in Biomedical and Pharmaceutical Sciences and has published works in these areas. Dr. Bigham joined Zeus in 2016 and uses his diverse scientific knowledge to produce varied content for the company's technical and lay audiences around the globe.