Teflon® is a polymer of fluorine and carbon. Teflon® (or PTFE) sheets are highly inert, meaning that they do not react with chemicals or food items. Due to its high melting point (600K), this material is often used to manufacture gaskets and seals. Polytetraflouroethylene (PTFE) has the lowest coefficient of friction after BAM and some carbon materials. High-quality Teflon® gaskets have less adherence and fewer "sticking" issues.
PTFE sheet gaskets are used by industries that require fiberglass components such as the aeronautic sector. However, any moving machine part that requires lubrication can use PTFE sheet coating. Because of its excellent insulating properties, many industries in the electronics sector use Teflon® in the manufacturing of cable insulators and printed circuit boards.
Teflon® sheets are made according the purpose that they serve. They are available in medical, electric, food, and mechanical grades. These Teflon® sheets or PTFE sheets are available in a wide variety of thicknesses. These sheets can typically handle maximum temperatures of 500 to 700 degrees Fahrenheit.
Teflon® sheeting can withstand an amazing range of chemicals, including both acids and alkalis. Teflon® films are often used as barrier materials between carbon and fiberglass parts. They also help keep different parts from sticking together during the manufacturing process. PTFE sheets are typically sold in sheets with dimensions of 24" x 24" or 12" x 12". You can order Teflon® sheets in thicknesses of 0.001 inches to 0.032 inches.
Our Hoffmeyer PTFE sheets exhibit superior chemical inertness. These PTFE sheets are a self-lubricating material with a low friction coefficient, which makes them ideal for use as corrosion-resistant gaskets and seals. They are suitable for use in a wide range of standard machine and moving parts. You can also customize your PTFE sheets so they are even more heat resistant or exhibit higher inertness to certain chemicals.
You can depend on Hoffmeyer's over 90 years of experience in the industrial supply business to ensure your complete satisfaction. Contact your local Hoffmeyer representative and find out more about the type of Teflon® sheets you need. Our expert staff will guide you through the process of selecting the right material for your unique needs.
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