PTFE (Teflon®)

If your products have to be produced in an FCM-approved material with good sliding and wear qualities as well as high chemical resistance, PTFE may be the right choice for you.
Sheets of PTFE plastic at Induflex's inventory in Støvring

What is PTFE?


PTFE, also familiar as Teflon®, stands for Polytetrafluoroethylene.


PTFE is supplied in sheets and rods in a natural colour.

 

Several companies produce PTFE, and the material is known under several brand names such as Teflon®, TECAFLON® og FLUROSINT®.

 

The characteristics and advantages of PTFE


PTFE has the merit of good gliding and wearing qualities. It has very low friction, as one can imagine by looking at a Teflon®-coated pan in the kitchen.


The material is electrically insulating, has low surface tension and good chemical resistance, as well as UV and weather resistance. PTFE has moreover a high service temperature of right up to 260 °C.


PTFE has low strength and rigidity and a high expansion coefficient, which can make the material soft when subjected to pressure. However, PTFE can be supplied with various additives such as glass or carbon. These increase strength for applications where this quality is necessary.


We will be happy to advise you on PTFE and possible additives.

CNC processed plastic parts with holes in white plastic

Applications of PTFE


PTFE is often used in environments with a relatively high service temperature.


PTFE can also be used in areas that need to be cleaned with harsh chemicals. PTFE is also excellent in areas where slide ability is required.

 

Food-approved PTFE


When you order PTFE items from us, they are supplied with FCM-approval as standard.

 

Processing PTFE


We perform CNC turning and machining of your PTFE products.


To learn more about PTFE, please consult our plastics product range table.

 

Read plastic table


If you have any questions about PTFE or its processing, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Converting to plastics

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Plastics for the food and beverage industries

Are you in the food processing industry? We have an elite-smiley in food contact materials (FCMs) and vast experience producing food-approved plastics.

Plastics for the food and beverage industries

Are you in the food processing industry? We have an elite-smiley in food contact materials (FCMs) and vast experience producing food-approved plastics.

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Technical plastics with a high wear resistance

Technical plastics with a high wear resistance

Samples of PEHD plastics in blue, green, red, white and yellow colours

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Induflex is your one-stop shop. We can accompany you on a journey from design, construction and production to assembly, packaging and distribution.

Your full-line supplier

Induflex is your one-stop shop. We can accompany you on a journey from design, construction and production to assembly, packaging and distribution.

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