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PTFE Plastic Overview
What is PTFE Plastic?

PTFE, also known as polytetrafluoroethylene, is a high performance plastic with excellent electrical insulating properties and outstanding resistance to chemicals, high temperatures, and corrosion. PTFE is extremely weatherable and has high lubricity. Its properties make it ideal for use in the chemical, automotive, and aerospace industries for applications requiring a combination of high heat tolerance up to 500°F, chemical and corrosion resistance, and low friction properties.

 

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What is PTFE plastic used for?

PTFE is used in a wide variety of products such as tubing, bearings, bushings, seals, insulation, and other applications that require excellent chemical resistance and great thermal and electrical insulation properties. PTFE is commonly found in cookware due to its non-stick properties and resistance to high temperatures.

Is PTFE a plastic?

PTFE is a soft fluoropolymer plastic with low friction properties and outstanding resistance to chemicals and high temperatures. It is thermally stable up to 500°F and has excellent electrical insulating characteristics.

Is PTFE plastic food safe?

Natural PTFE is FDA compliant and is an excellent choice for food manufacturing applications. PTFE under its brand name, Teflon™, is used as a coating for pans and cookware due to its resistance to corrosion and water as well as its non-stick properties. This fluoropolymer is chemically inert and has an has a upper service temperature of 500°F.

What does PTFE stand for plastic?

PTFE stands for PolyTetraFluoroEthylene, a soft, low friction fluoropolymer plastic with outstanding resistance to chemicals, high temperatures, and corrosion. It works well in both high heat and low friction applications due to its low friction properties and fantastic heat resistance. PTFE is also known by its trade name, Teflon™.

 

General Properties1 of PTFE
Property
Unfilled
25% Glass Filled Blend
Water Absorption @ 24 hrs.
< 0.01%
0.02%
Tensile Strength (psi)
3900 psi
2100 psi
Tensile Modulus
80 ksi
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Elongation @ Break
300%
270%
Flexural Strength (psi)
No Break
1950
Flexural Modulus (ksi)
72
190
Compressive Strength (psi)
3500
1000
Hardness (Shore D)
D50
D60
Izod Impact (Notched)
3.5 ft-lbs/in.
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Heat Deflection Temperature
132°F
150°F
Melting Temperature
635°F
635°F
1The values listed are typical and are meant only as a guide to aid in design. Field testing is always recommended to determine exact values for each application.
PTFE offers exceptional resistance to high temperatures, chemicals, corrosion and stress cracking.
PTFE Molded Natural Virgin Sheet
PTFE offers exceptional resistance to high temperatures, chemicals, corrosion and stress cracking.
PTFE Extruded Natural Virgin Sheet
Halar ECTFE has become the material of choice for several applications in corrosion protection. ECTFE has similar properties to PTFE.
Halar ECTFE 901 Sheet - Natural
Halar ECTFE has become the material of choice for several applications in corrosion protection. ECTFE has similar properties to PTFE.
Halar ECTFE 902 Sheet - Natural
Fluorosint® offers an excellent combo of low frictional properties and stability.
Fluorosint<sup>®</sup> 207 Enhanced PTFE Plate
Fluorosint® offers an excellent combo of low frictional properties and stability.
Fluorosint<sup>®</sup> 500 Enhanced PTFE Plate
PTFE film for industrial applications resists high temperatures & has great electrical properties.
PTFE Roll Stock

 

PTFE has extreme heat and chemical resistance, with an extremely low friction coefficient.
PTFE Rod - Natural Virgin
PTFE has extreme heat and chemical resistance, with an extremely low friction coefficient.
PTFE Rod - Natural Mechanical
PTFE has extreme heat and chemical resistance, with an extremely low friction coefficient.
PTFE Rod - Glass 25%
Fluorosint® offers an excellent combo of low frictional properties and stability.
Fluorosint<sup>®</sup> 207 Enhanced PTFE Rod
Fluorosint® offers an excellent combo of low frictional properties and stability.
Fluorosint<sup>®</sup> 500 Enhanced PTFE Rod
PCTFE features high compressive strength and stability over a wide range of temperatures.
KEL-F<sup>®</sup> PCTFE Rod
Extruded PTFE tubes withstand high heat temperatures, corrosion, and harsh chemicals.
PTFE Tube - Extruded

 

Includes 3x3" samples of PEEK, PTFE, and Ultem (PEI).
Extreme Temperatures Material Sample Pack
Includes a 6x6" sample of Acetal, Nylon, UHMW, and a 3x3" sample of PTFE.
Friction Resistance Material Sample Pack
6x6" sample of ABS, Acetal, Acrylic, HDPE, PVC, UHMW, and 3x3" sample of PTFE.
Machinable Plastics Material Sample Pack
6x6" sample of ABS, Acetal, Acrylic, Nylon, PVC, UHMW, PET, and a 3x3" sample of PTFE.
Thermoplastics Material Sample Pack

 

Plastic cutting bits by Onsrud are an industry standard in quality.
Onsrud High Speed Steel Two Flute Fractional Drill Bit
Plastic cutting bits by Onsrud are an industry standard in quality.
Onsrud - Plastic Router Bits
Saw blades that offer premium performance on hard and soft plastics.
No-Melt Plastic Saw Blades

 




WARNING: The products on this page can expose you to chemicals including Tetrafluoroethylene, CAS 116-14-3, which are known to the State of California to cause cancer. For more information go to www.p65warnings.ca.gov.

WARNING: The products on this page can expose you to chemicals including Tetrafluoroethylene, CAS 116-14-3, which are known to the State of California to cause birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information go to www.p65warnings.ca.gov.