PTFE: Synthetic Fluoropolymer FIber

Key Features of PTFE

  • Excellent chemical resistance
  • Excellent flame resistance
  • Excellent UV resistance
  • Excellent temperature resistance
  • Excellent abrasion resistance
  • FDA Approved versions available

History

PTFE is a synthetic fluoropolymer that was accidentally discovered by Roy Plunkett of DuPont in 1938. In 1941, the polymer was trademarked under the name Teflon™. Fibers have been produced from the PTFE polymer since the 1950’s.


Composition

PTFE fibers are typically produced using two different methods. The first method is matrix-spun, in which the fiber produced is round and brown in color. The second method, referred to as paste-extrusion, produces a flat white finished product. Typically, fibers produced using paste-extrusion have higher tenacity.


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Manufacturer

Gore, Lenzing, Toray, Other various suppliers

 

Common Deniers

Various sizes available