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Tetraflon Corp

Leading company with more than 35 years of experience

With 35 years of experience, we are market leaders in the manufacture and distribution of Teflon® impregnated fiberglass and Kevlar fabrics, belts and tapes for industrial, food and other applications.

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Characteristics of Teflon

PTFE (Polytetrafluoroethylene) is a thermosetting polymer considered one of the most versatile of all plastic materials. Among its most important characteristics are its high resistance to high temperatures, non-stick properties, low coefficient of friction, resistance to chemical agents and solvents, as well as its dielectric properties and non-toxic properties. PTFE, due to its extraordinary non-stick properties, resistance to chemicals, extreme temperatures and for having the lowest coefficient of friction with respect to any solid substance, offers numerous applications in all types of industry, especially in the paper, chemical, oil, electrical, nuclear, metallurgical, pharmaceutical and food industries, among others.
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PTFE+ Fiberglass

It is the most usual load for seals when there is rotation and alternation in the movements (application in pneumatic, hydraulic, bearings, piston rings, valve seats and mechanical parts).

Improves compressive strength and wear resistance.
Improves the frictional resistance of PTFE at high and low temperatures.
Excellent chemical stability, except for strong alkalis and hydrofluoric acid.
It has better thermal conductivity and coefficient of friction when combined with molybdenum disulfide or graphite.
It has excellent electrical properties.
It has a good balance of electrical, mechanical and chemical properties.
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PTFE+ Carbon

Widely used in seals where high wear resistance under high pressure is required (piston rings for non-lubricated compressors, bearings).
Excellent compressive strength and wear resistance.
Good thermal conductivity.
Low permeability.
It is one of the most inert fillers, except in acidic media where fiberglass behaves better.
Its carbon content makes it antistatic.
Good in wet use.
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PTFE+ Graphite

In dynamic seals where self-lubricity is important (shock absorber seals).
Good thermal conductivity.
Low friction coefficient and low permeability.
It has excellent wear resistance properties, especially with soft metals.
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PTFE+ Molybdenum disulfide

In dynamic seals where self-lubricity is important, it is generally combined with fiberglass or bronze (bearings, seal rings, piston rings).
Low coefficient of friction (static).
Good thermal conductivity.
Resistant to wear and tear.
It has little effect on its electrical characteristics.
It is not very reactive to chemicals.
Good elasticity.
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PTFE+ Bronze

Dynamic seals where high wear resistance under high compression is required, but where chemical resistance is not important (compression rings, bearings and hydraulic systems).
Excellent wear and compression resistance at heavy loads and low speeds.
Good thermal conductivity.
Good friction coefficient when combined with molybdenum disulfide or graphite.
Not good for electrical applications.
It is attacked by some chemicals so it is not suitable for working with chlorine and some acids.
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PTFE+ Stainless Steel

It is good in applications where high compression and chemical resistance is required, it is good in dynamic applications (seals and bearings for certain machinery in the food industry).
Improves compressive strength.
It has low permeability.