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What is PTFE?

Polytetrafluoroethylene is a synthetic material made up of two fundamental elements: carbon and fluorine to earn it its description in its entirety. This is made from tetrafluoroethylene (TFE) and has many special properties that render it a versatile source for a wide variety of applications. For example:

  • Extremely high melting point: There are very few cases where PTFE can be affected by heat, with a melting point of about 327 ° C.
  • Hydrophobic: It’s water tolerance ensures that it rarely gets dirty, making it good for food, injury dressings and much more.
  • Chemically inert: PTFE won’t be harmed by certain solvents and chemicals.
  • Small friction coefficient: PTFE’s friction coefficient is one of the lowest of all solids in nature, indicating that it can stick to it.
  • Strong flexural strength: stability and versatility ensures that it can be easily transferred on a number of surfaces without compromising its dignity.

Both of these special properties indicate that PTFE is a very versatile commodity and is commonly used in both domestic and industrial applications. In your own home, you even have PTFE, which protects mild steel PTFE lined flanges, pipes, non-stick cookware, or which makes your carpets and fabrics stainless. It may also be found in nail polishes, wiper blades and tools for hair treatment.

PTFE is a valuable commodity in many cases for covering the interior of vessels, lined pipes, strainers that hold corrosive liquids or very hot materials. This was widely used in the manufacture of artificial body parts because of its inert nature, which made it difficult for the body to avoid it. It can be used in lubricants and was also used to protect the plutonium-containing gasses in the Atomic Bomb.

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Teflon™ – what is it?

Teflon™ was discovered in 1938, developed by DuPont Co, and administered by Chemours. In 1045 Chemours trademarked the name Teflon™, and in 1946 they started selling products coated in this heatproof and non-stick material. Teflon™ was discovered by scientist Dr. Roy Plunkett as he worked on developing a new refrigerant. He then noticed that the TFE gas has escaped from the bottle he was using; however, the bottle hasn’t lost its weight and did not feel empty. Therefore, to find out the cause of this phenomenon, he examined the inside of the bottle and noticed it was covered in a slippery, strong, and waxy material – it was Teflon.

Teflon™ is a synthetic polymer, which is containing carbon and fluorine – this, therefore, makes it Polytetrafluoroethylene. YES, Teflon™ is a PTFE. Teflon™ is a trademarked name for PTFE, owned by Chemours.

Which is better in Teflon vs PTFE?

If you’ve been paying attention so far, you’ll already know what we’re going to say here. There is no winner, no better product and no reason to compare the two substances any further. In conclusion, if you’re wondering about Teflon vs PTFE, wonder no more, because they are, in fact, one and the same thing, different only in name and nothing else.

About DGF

Zhaoqing High-tech Zone Dong Shi Machinery Technology Co., Ltd. founded in 2012, is a leading manufacturer of PTFE convoluted tube, PTFE braided hose, and assembly. Our company covers an area of 10000 square meters and has 6 PTFE production lines,4 sets of braiding machine,1set of cutting and crimping machines, a full set of testing equipment, etc.


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