Teflon is a registered trademark of the Du Pont Company for its fluoropolymer resin.
Teflon is available with a number of different fillers or reinforcing agents to modify the performance in use.
Teflon is a fairly expensive material that is commonly asked for, but in fact it is not commonly used. Most people fall into the trap that they assume all smooth white plastics are Teflon. In fact the most common plastic is High Density Polyethylene (HDPE)
Teflon PTFE resins have a continuous service temperature of 260°C And even higher temperatures can be sustained for short periods of time.
Teflon provides exceptional chemical, electrical, mechanical and thermal properties. It has one of the lowest dielectric constants and dissipation factors of any material. Teflon is unaffected by most chemicals in commercial use.
Teflon is available in, Sheet, Rod, Tube and Film
Common applications include, food processing, electrical parts, insulators, medical components, seals, bearings and high heat situations.
Typical properties of Virgin Teflon
Specific Gravity: g/cm³
2.17 Continuous Operating Temperature 5: Temperature in Air
Hardness Rockwell M 65 Dielectric Strength: KV/mm 59
Food Grade: FDA Yes