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.
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 […]
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.
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.