PTFE is a fluorocarbon-based polymer that offers a good combination of mechanical, electrical, chemical, temperature and friction-resistant properties that make it the material of choice in many extreme operating environments.
With a continuous use temperature of 500° F (260 C), virtually universal chemical resistance, a volume resistivity of greater than 10x18 ohm-cm, and a coefficient of friction of 0.02 to 0.10, PTFE offers performance not obtainable in any other material. PTFE's unique set of high performance properties has proven successful in a broad number of components and industries.
In addition, PTFE's mechanical properties are often enhanced by the addition of fillers ranging from glass and carbon to many metals.
Jade produces a wide variety of parts using 3m/Dyneon™ fluoropolymer resins. For more detailed information on the properties of Dyneon, please click here.
Jade also uses AGC Chemicals as one of its suppliers for PTFE resin. Click here for more information.
To find the range of materials best suited to your application, please contact a Jade Materials Specialist.