Polytetrafluoroethylene, popularly known as PTFE or Teflon is a sturdy material used in numerous industries. Both PTFE and Expanded PTFE have good chemical resistance. Additionally, Expanded PTFE has better creep resistance and cold flow.
Some of the key characteristics of PTFE are as follows:
- It can perform well in environments with temperatures as high as 260 Degree Celsius.
- PTFE comes with a low co-efficient of friction.
- The PTFE material lasts longer as it can stand abrasions.
Some of the industries where PTFE is ideal are the ones dealing with: Chemicals, Food and Pharmaceutical sectors.
PTFE is odourless. It is non-corrosive so doesn’t contaminate contents that come in contact with it. That’s one of the reasons why it is approved for use in the food processing industry.