(Polytetrafluoroethylene) is a synthetic fluoropolymer used the world over in thousands of applications ranging from industrial to surgical uses.
Fluon® PTFE is available in the following forms:
Fluon® Lubricant Micropowders, available in micronised form, are manufactured from virgin PTFE feedstock and are used either as dry lubricants or as additives in other materials such as plastic compounds, rubbers, fluoroelastomers, inks, paint, oils and greases. Fluon® lubricant powders are FDA 21CFR 177:1550 (U.S. Food and Drug Administration) and EU food contact approved so are ideal as additives in coatings which are in contact with food and drink, such as food processing equipment and can coatings. They also give enhanced lubricity, non-stick properties and reduce friction, all of which are important in a wide range of applications.
• additive in gravure and flexographic printing inks
• general purpose lubricant
• friction reducing additive in thermoplastics
• food contact coatings
Fluon® Aqueous Dispersions (ADs) have been developed for coating metal, impregnating glasscloth and packings and for coagulation with pigments or fillers.
• conveyor belts
• kitchen cookware
• textile architecture
• industrial applications
Fluon® Coagulated Dispersions (CDs), also known as fine powders, have been developed for paste extrusion into pressure hoses (e.g. hydraulic systems), tubes, pipe liners, electrical wire insulation and tape. Fluon® CD grades are also used to make filtration membranes and technical fibres for textiles and industrial applications.
• high performance hose
• wire coating
• small diameter transparent tubing
• electrical tape
Fluon® PTFE dispersion is used to coat architectural fabrics worldwide…
Fluon® Granular PTFE is used in the form of pre-sintered powder for ram extrusion and in the form of non free flow powder for moulding and as feedstock for filled compounds.
• blending with fillers
• general moulding
• billets for skived tape
• ram extrusion
• additive to coating systems
Fluon® Filled PTFE Compounds (FPCs) are composed of pigments and fillers such as glass, carbon, graphite and metal powders. They are moulding powders that enhance wear resistance, creep resistance, thermal conductivity and electrical conductivity over virgin PTFE resins.
• pipe and valve seals
• bearings, gaskets, valve seals and sealing rings
• crankshaft seals
• machined parts used in chemical processing and oil exploration