General facts


Shortening: PTFE

Color: Vit

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.
  • Exceptional water resistance.


The restrictions of PTFE + RS 50

  • 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.

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Material data sheet PTFE+RS50

PTFE + RS 50 – Specific properties

With the 50% addition of stainless steel to PTFE, the plastic gets better dimensional stability and lowers creep, cold flow, and wear. It also increases hardness and compressive strength, as well as thermal and electrical conductivity.