PTFE – widely used in cookware – has become a household name for its slick, non-stick qualities. As an industrial material, PTFE has exceptional chemical resistance, high and low temperature durability, low coefficient of friction and superb insulating qualities. It lacks toughness for abrasive applications, however, and is not readily fastened together using adhesives unless the surface is “etched” to accept the bonding agent. PTFE’s properties can be improved with the addition of fillers such as glass fiber and carbon.
PTFE can operate in heat as high as 500 degrees Fahrenheit.
PTFE is used for such industrial applications as:
- Lab equipment
- High and low-temperature equipment
- Chemical shields
At Midland, we stock and distribute PTFE sheet, rod and tubing.
Sheet is molded, or skived, and is available from .005-inch up to 7.5-inch thickness, in sizes ranging from 12 by 12 inches to 54 by 54 inches. Sheet is available etched one-side to facilitate adhesive bonding.
Extruded or molded PTFE rods are in stock diameters ranging from 1/8 inch to 30 inches.
Extruded or molded PTFE tubing is available in outer diameter (O.D.) dimensions of 1/16 inch up to 60 inches.