PTFE rubber gaskets for chemical resistance

28 September 2020

Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) is a synthetic fluoropolymer derived from tetrafluoroethylene. This versatile material boasts an extremely high melting point, high flexural strength, a low coefficient of friction and is hydrophobic. PTFE rubber is also chemically inert, which makes it the ideal choice of material for chemical resistant gaskets used in chlorine electrolysis.

The best accidental discoveries in polymer chemistry

24 April 2020

They say necessity is the mother of invention and in many cases that’s true. But that neglects that other great catalyst for invention: accident. Because there have been many breakthroughs that suggest some of the best innovations occur when the pressure is off and the focus is elsewhere. Nowhere more so than in the field […]

FKM Rubber vs PTFE: Which is the ultimate fluorinated material?

20 July 2018

In this article, TRP Polymer Solutions pitches both materials against each other in an FKM vs PTFE comparison to see which is the ultimate fluorinated material.

The benefits and uses of PTFE

15 June 2018

Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) is a remarkable polymeric material. Not only is it highly chemical resistant, durable, flexible, and electrically and thermally resistive, it is also an extremely cost-effective option for high-performance seals and 'O' rings. Here, TRP Polymer Solutions talks you through PTFE’s uses and properties.