DuPont™ Teflon® fluoropolymer is a fluorocarbon-based polymer, Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE). The Teflon brand of PTFE is manufactured exclusively by DuPont.
Materials such as Teflon® fluoropolymer in the fluoroplastic family offer high chemical resistance, low and high temperature capability, good resistance to weathering, a low co-efficient of friction, "slipperiness," and electrical and thermal insulation.
Teflon® fluoropolymer's mechanical properties are low compared to other plastics, but its properties remain at a useful level over a wide temperature range of -100 F to +400 F (-73 C to +204 C). Its mechanical properties are often enhanced by adding fillers. PTFE is very dense and cannot be melt processed. It must be compressed and sintered to form useful shapes.
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Jade produces a wide variety of parts using Teflon® fluoropolymer and other PTFE materials. To find the range of materials best suited to your application, please contact a Jade Materials Specialist.