Materials

PTFE

PTFE is one of the most widely used fluoropolymer for an array of applications. Its amazing properties allow us to use PTFE machined parts for a wide variety of applications. Vanéflon has over 40 years of experience in PTFE machining which makes us the ultimate partner for all your industrial PTFE needs.

What is PTFE?

PTFE, otherwise known as polytetrafluoroethylene, is a versatile, high-performance fluoropolymer. It has one of the lowest coefficients of friction of any solid material. That makes it an excellent choice in applications that require anti-stick properties or that are sensitive to wear. But that is not the only trick up its sleeve. Parts machined in PTFE show a high resistance to temperaturechemicals and even radiance. They also exhibit a high impact strength.

Thanks to its excellent chemical and physical properties, PTFE is widely found in the semiconductor, pharmaceutical, automotive and chemical sector. Typical applications include PTFE coatings for heat exchangers, electrical insulation, O-rings, seals and gaskets, seats and bearings, non-stick surfaces, linings for fuel hoses… For accurate dimensions, PTFE requires special attention during machining. For instance, special holding mechanisms are necessary to account for the softness of the material.

Key properties of PTFE machined parts

Thanks to these key properties, PTFE machined parts are the ideal solution for many industrial applications.

  • Diameter: 1 – 1.260 mm
  • Broad operating temperature range: -200 – + 260 °C
  • Extremely low coefficient of friction
  • Chemical inertness to corrosive liquids or gas
  • High impact strength
  • UV and Wear resistant
  • Electrical insulating properties
  • Low flammability
  • No moisture absorption
  • FDA and EC 1935/2004 approved

Custom PTFE applications

The most common PTFE applications and use cases are:

  • Petrochemical and chemical processing
  • Electrical applications: best insulators known
  • Semi-conductor industry
  • Food, beverage and pharmaceutical industries
  • Laboratory applications: piping, tubing and vessels
  • Custom moulded PTFE parts
  • Custom machined PTFE parts

PTFE Machining at Vanéflon

Vanéflon has over forty years of experience in machining PTFE into precision parts that flourish in different industries. The knowhow of the Vanéflon team ensures that each part meets the demands of our customers perfectly. Do industry standards of precision tolerances suffice, or do you need them tailored to your specific application? Just a prototype or a full production run? The state-of-the-art machines for complete precision fabricating combined with the in-depth knowledge of PTFE and its properties will get the job done.

Don’t hesitate to get in touch with our team to discuss the possibilities for your industry or company.

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PTFE

PTFE is one of the most widely used fluoropolymer for an array of applications. Its amazing properties allow us to use PTFE machined parts for a wide variety of applications. Vanéflon has over 40 years of experience in PTFE machining which makes us the ultimate partner for all your industrial PTFE needs.

What is PTFE?

PTFE, otherwise known as polytetrafluoroethylene, is a versatile, high-performance fluoropolymer. It has one of the lowest coefficients of friction of any solid material. That makes it an excellent choice in applications that require anti-stick properties or that are sensitive to wear. But that is not the only trick up its sleeve. Parts machined in PTFE show a high resistance to temperaturechemicals and even radiance. They also exhibit a high impact strength.

Thanks to its excellent chemical and physical properties, PTFE is widely found in the semiconductor, pharmaceutical, automotive and chemical sector. Typical applications include PTFE coatings for heat exchangers, electrical insulation, O-rings, seals and gaskets, seats and bearings, non-stick surfaces, linings for fuel hoses… For accurate dimensions, PTFE requires special attention during machining. For instance, special holding mechanisms are necessary to account for the softness of the material.

Key properties of PTFE machined parts

Thanks to these key properties, PTFE machined parts are the ideal solution for many industrial applications.

  • Diameter: 1 – 1.260 mm
  • Broad operating temperature range: -200 – + 260 °C
  • Extremely low coefficient of friction
  • Chemical inertness to corrosive liquids or gas
  • High impact strength
  • UV and Wear resistant
  • Electrical insulating properties
  • Low flammability
  • No moisture absorption
  • FDA and EC 1935/2004 approved

Custom PTFE applications

The most common PTFE applications and use cases are:

  • Petrochemical and chemical processing
  • Electrical applications: best insulators known
  • Semi-conductor industry
  • Food, beverage and pharmaceutical industries
  • Laboratory applications: piping, tubing and vessels
  • Custom moulded PTFE parts
  • Custom machined PTFE parts

PTFE Machining at Vanéflon

Vanéflon has over forty years of experience in machining PTFE into precision parts that flourish in different industries. The knowhow of the Vanéflon team ensures that each part meets the demands of our customers perfectly. Do industry standards of precision tolerances suffice, or do you need them tailored to your specific application? Just a prototype or a full production run? The state-of-the-art machines for complete precision fabricating combined with the in-depth knowledge of PTFE and its properties will get the job done.

Don’t hesitate to get in touch with our team to discuss the possibilities for your industry or company.