Properties of Teflon

Applications of Teflon

Teflon is nonstick in nature and has low friction and good dielectric properties. As a result, Teflon is used for many purposes. A few application areas of Teflon are listed below:

  • Cookware: The nonstick property of Teflon has been used in the manufacture of cookware ever since the discovery of this material. Its extremely low frictional properties and high heat resistance have made Teflon cookware very popular.

  • Machine parts: The extremely low friction of Teflon makes it ideal for making machine parts, such as gears, bearings, pipe linings, joints, slide plates, bushings, O-rings, and saw blades. There is a lot of sliding action in the working of such machine parts. The low friction and self-lubricating property of Teflon decreases wear and tear and increases the life of machinery.

  • Fabric and carpet industry: The nonstick property of Teflon is also used in fabrics and carpets for improving their stain-resistant qualities.

  • Insulator: Teflon has excellent dielectric properties, especially at high radio frequencies. This property is useful for its use as an insulator in cables and connector assemblies.

  • Medicine: The chemical inertness of Teflon makes it apt for making artificial body parts.

  • Armor-piercing bullets: Teflon is used to coat specific types of hardened armor-piercing bullets. This coating helps decrease the wear and tear on the firearm's rifling.

  • Electrets: Electrets are electrostatic analogs of magnets. Teflon has a very high bulk resistivity. This property is responsible for the use of Teflon in the manufacture of electrets. Electrets made of Teflon have...

UNLIMITED FREE ACCESS TO THE WORLD'S BEST IDEAS

close
Already an Engineering360 user? Log in.

This is embarrasing...

An error occurred while processing the form. Please try again in a few minutes.

Customize Your Engineering360 Experience

close
Category: Nonstick Coatings
Privacy Policy

This is embarrasing...

An error occurred while processing the form. Please try again in a few minutes.