ASTM D3294 - FDA Compliant.
TEFLON® PTFE / Polytetrafluoroethylene is a completely fluorinated polymer manufactured by free radical polymerization of tetrafluoroethylene. PTFE is a crystalline polymer with a melting point of about 621°F. Density is 2.13 to 2.19 g. PTFE has exceptional resistance to chemicals. Its dielectric constant (2.1) and loss factor are low and stable across wide temperature and frequency range. PTFE has useful mechanical properties from cryogenic temperatures, up to 500°F. Its coefficient of friction is lower than almost any other material. One of the most versatile plastic materials known, PTFE is useful for a large range of products for applications excluded to other materials.
Unit of Measure

Minimum O.D.

N/A 2.500 in

Maximum I.D.

N/A 1.000 in

Minimum Wall Thickness

N/A 0.750 in

Specific Gravity

N/A 2.1 - 2.3

Hardness - Durometer (ASTM D1706-59T)

N/A D50-65

Water Absorption - 24 hrs, 73°F (ASTM D570-54T)

N/A < 0.01 %

Static Coefficient of Friction against Polished Steel

N/A 0.05 - 0.08

Tensile Strength - 73°F (ASTM D638-61T)

N/A 1000 - 4000 psi

Elongation - 73°F (ASTM D638-61T)

N/A 100 - 200 %

Compressive Stress at 1% Deformation - 73°F (ASTM D695-62T)

N/A 600

Compressive Stress at 1% Offset - 73°F (ASTM D695-62T)

N/A 1000

Maximum Operating Temperature

N/A 500 ºF

Dielectric Strength - Short Time, 0.080" (ASTM D149-55T)

N/A 600 V/mil

Volume Resistivity - 0.062" (ASTM D257)

N/A 1.0 x 1017 ohm·cm

Standard Length

N/A 12 ft6 ft

N/A

  • Wide Temperature Range : -328°F to +500°F.
  • Excellent Chemical Resistance.
  • Good Mechanical Properties.
  • Excellent Dielectric Properties.
  • Non-Flammable.

N/A

  • Diaphragms.
  • Bridge Bearing Pads.
  • Insulators.
  • Bearings & Bushings.
  • Gaskets & Seals.