Properties of PTFE

PTFE, is a thermoplastic first made by Kinetic Chemicals in 1938 that finds use in many products.

PTFE Properties

PTFE has several useful properties:

  • Non-stick
  • Low coefficient of friction
  • Wear resistant
  • Moisture resistant
  • Chemical resistant
  • High strength to weight ratio
  • Machined easily
  • Excellent dielectric properties
  • High melting point

Machining PTFE

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Applications of PTFE

PTFE is used for:

  • Cookware
  • Electrical insulators
  • Electrical connectors
  • Printed circuit boards
  • Seals
  • Bearings
  • Bushings
  • Gears
  • Slide plates
  • Computer mice feet
  • Lab containers
  • Magnetic stirrers
  • Chemical tubing
  • Pipe thread sealer
  • Blocking wall for insects
  • etc.