|These materials can be used to make a
variety of articles having a combination of mechanical,
electrical, chemical, temperature and friction-resisting
properties unmatched by articles made of any other material.
Commercial use of these and other valuable properties combined
in one material has established PTFE resins as outstanding
engineering materials for use in many industrial and military
applications. PTFE resins may also be compounded with fillers
or reinforcing agents to modify their performance in use.
PTFE fluoropolymer resins are tetrafluoroethylene polymers, usually fabricated
by cold forming and sintering techniques. PTFE resins have a continuous service temperature of 260°C
(500°F). Much higher temperatures can be satisfactorily
sustained for shorter exposures.
PTFE provides exceptional chemical, electrical, mechanical and thermal properties
for a multitude of applications. It has one of the lowest dielectric constants
and dissipation factors of any solid material. PTFE is almost totally
unaffected by the chemicals usually encountered in commercial use.
ADVANTAGES OF PTFE
Excellent electrical properties
PTFE is capable of continuous service at 500"F.
Toughness and flexibility
Low coefficient of friction
Zero moisture absorption
PTFE is completely unaffected by outdoor weathering.
Samples exposed in Florida for over ten years are completely unchanged.
Coaxial cable connectors
High heat applications
Heavy wall tubing
Pressure sensitive tape
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