PTFE is short for polytetrafluoroethylene. You know it by another name — Teflon. Although best known for making non-stick cookware, PTFE has many other uses. Technetics Group lists what you need to know about PTFE.
PTFE is being increasingly used in the aerospace, semiconductor, and pharmaceutical industries.
PTFE composite bushing is great for bearings or other parts that have to endure heavy loads. They are virtually maintenance-free and have a long life. They also help reduce noise in a machine. This material can also be used in circuit boards and aircraft wiring.
There are many advantages to using PTFE composite brushing. It’s highly resistant to corrosive chemicals, water, and ultraviolet rays. It’s also resistant to extremes in temperature and has a low coefficient of friction. This makes it a safe insulator from electricity.
There are many types of PTFE. Virgin PTFE is pure PTFE, which is used for semiconductor components. Modified PTFE is a resin. It is used for pharmaceutical fittings. Filled PTFE is virgin PITE blended with a filler to add strength. It’s good for a wide variety of uses, like traction motors, capacitors, and electronic switch gears. Reprocessed PTFE is recycled PTFE. It’s used in places like gaskets in chemical refineries.