The most common form of PTFE, it is used in a multitude of applications including gaskets, seals, valve seats, mechanical seals, bearing pads and vee rings.
Advantages of this material are its excellent electrical and dielectric properties and high thermal stability.
- Chemically inert
- Continuous service temperature of -270 deg C to 260 deg C
- Poor wear resistance
- Poor mechanical strength
- Has EU and FDA approval for food use
- Easily machined
- Low coefficient of friction