PTFE is used for gasket and packaging materials in chemical processing equipment, as electrical insulation, like bearings, seals, and piston rings in mechanical applications, especially those requiring anti-stick characteristics, in addition to chemical, heat, corrosion, and impact resistance.
Some outstanding characteristics of PTFE include:
- High thermal resistance
- High resistance to chemical agents and solvents
- High anti-stick properties
- High dielectric properties
- Low friction coefficient