General facts


Shortening: PTFE

Color: White

Common uses: Electrical applications in aircraft, robots, electrical machines, gaskets, pipes, filters, self-lubricating bearings, coating in pans, foil, surface coating in chemical equipment, electrical insulation material, etc.


The benefits of PTFE applications

  • High chemical resistance.
  • Not attacked by acids, bases, and most organic solvents.
  • Withstands up to + 260 ° C continuously.
  • Tough at low temperatures down to -160 ° C.
  • Lowest friction of all plastics.
  • Not degraded by UV radiation.
  • Not attacked by microorganisms.
  • Good electrical and dielectric properties.
  • Very low water absorption.


The restrictions of fluorescent HPV

  • High melt viscosity makes the material difficult to work with.
  • Poor creep resistance.
  • High density relative to other plastics.
  • Attacked by molten alkali metals, fluorine gas, oxygen difluoride, and chlorine trifluoride (except PTFE).
  • Low abrasion resistance.
  • Limited load capacity.

Fluorescent HPV – Specific properties

Fluorescent HPV plastic is a high-performance bearing grade of Fluorescent. This PTFE plastic was developed for bearing applications where other, low-tech PTFE formulations either cannot perform or exhibit premature wear. This variant is designed to withstand high PV values and also shows improved load-bearing capacity. The PTFE plastic is most commonly used in such things as:

  • electrical applications in aircraft
  • robots, electrical machines
  • gaskets
  • pipes
  • filters
  • self-lubricating bearings
  • coating in pans
  • foil
  • surface coating in chemical equipment
  • electrical insulation material.

Fluorescent HPV is similar to variant 207, approved by the FDA for food contact. However, European standards are not met.