ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY
Environmental Policy 105kb

Based in Hertford and Sevenoaks, AFT Fluorotec are processors and CNC machinists of PTFE and PEEK materials and engineering plastics.

SLIDE BEARINGS
PTFE Slide Bearings Selection Guide 942kb

AFT Fluorotec PTFE Slide Bearings are custom designed and manufactured to suit each specific project. The Projects we have been involved with include the Olympic stadium and village, Edinburgh’s new Haymarket train station, Ashton Gate Stadium in Bristol and The National Performance Centre for Sport at Heriot Watt University, Edinburgh.

AFT PTFE Slide Bearings 507kb

AFT Fluorotec design and manufacture PTFE slide bearings and skidway plates. We offer a specialist service based on many years experience in the use of PTFE slide bearings and skidway plates.

Stress and Temperature Graph 195kb

A graph showing the relationship between bearing pressure and temperature for standard slidebearing and skidway materials.

Stress and Friction Graph 148kb

A graph showing the relationship between friction and bearing pressure for standard Slide bearing and Skidway materials.

AF115 Reinforced PTFE 314kb

A reinforced PTFE material specifically developed for slide bearing and skidway applications. This material comprises a unique blend of filler compounds to give optimum compressive strength whilst retaining very low frictional coefficients.

GUIDES
Vespel Material Selector Guide.pdf 235kb

Vespel Material Selector Guide

PTFE DATASHEETS
AF106 Molybdenum Disulphide and Glass Fibre Filled PTFE 260kb

Glass fibre is the most commonly used filler in PTFE. It gives much improved compression and wear properties. The addition of Molybdenum Disulphide greatly improves the materials self lubrication properties particularly in dynamic sealing applications.

AF201 25% Carbon Filled PTFE 294kb

The addition of Carbon Fibre to PTFE increases the compressive strength and wear resistance. It provides good thermal conductivity and low permeability. Commonly used in sealing applications.

AF001 Virgin PTFE 303kb

PTFE is one of the most chemically inert materials known. It is used in many different applications and industries.

AF402 40% Bronze Filled PTFE 188kb

The addition of Bronze to PTFE gives better dimensional stability and lowers creep, cold flow and wear. It increases hardness and compressive strength whilst also increasing thermal and electrical conductivity.

AF103 25% Glass Filled PTFE 296kb

Glass fibre is the most commonly used filler in PTFE. It gives much improved compression and wear properties. The material may also be inert gas sintered to further improve creep properties and reduce porosity would be a consequent loss of tensile properties.

POLYURETHANE DATASHEETS
AF1008a Data Sheet U580-D57G Polyurethane U580-D57G + MoS2 – Grey 230kb

U580-D57G is a MoS2 filled hydrolysis-resistant (H-PU) cased Polyurethane based on MDI polycarbonate polyol and certain additives. The hardness is adjusted at 7 Shore D which results in excellent extrusion resistance. Used as a dynamic sealing element in composite seals, easier installing and better sealing performance in combination with less friction and reduced stick-slip effect will be the main advantage of this material.

AF1011 Data Sheet U520-OR95-HT Polyurethane U520-OR95-HT – Orange 238kb

U520-OR95-HT is a hydrolysis-resistance (H-PU) casted polyurethane based on MDI, polycarbonate polyol and certain additives. Due to the the excellent stability of the physical properties at higher temperatures and outstanding thermal ageing resistance. Compared to to other polyurethanes it is recommended for applications where temperature and mechanical stress of the material reach the limits of standard polyurethanes.

AF1004a Data Sheet U530-B95-LT Polyurethane U530 – Light Blue (Low Temperature) 231kb

U530-B95-LT is a hydrolysis resistant polyurethane (H-PU) based on polyether-diol and methylene diphenyl diisocyanat (MDI). The hardness is adjusted at 95 +/-2 Shore A. The product is recommended for applications at low temperatures (-50°C), but also in standard hydraulic applications (≤105°C) as well as hot water applications (≤90°C).

AF1010 Data Sheet U510-G88 Polyurethane U510-G88 – Light Green 236kb

U510-G88 is a hydrolysis-resistance (H-PU) casted polyurethane based on MDI, polycarbonate polyol and certain additives. Due to the adjustment at 90 Shore A it is very flexible and easier to install in tight housing situations and is also used when a ‘softer’ material is needed to have higher compression (preload) of the sealing material.

AF1009 Data Sheet U500-R95 Polyurethane U500-R95– Red 196kb

U500-R95 is a cast polycarbonate based, hydrolysis-resistant polyurethane. Its excellent physical properties such as high abrasion resistance, high extrusion resistance as well as its flexibility make it a universal material for seal applications.

AF1012 Data Sheet U540-V195-CR Polyurethane U540-V195-CR – Violet 241kb

U540-V195-CR is a hydrolysis-resistance (H-PU) casted polyurethane based on MDI, polycarbonate polyol and certain additives. It is resistant agains the common used CIP-fluids and shows low swelling effects in non-polar fluids like mineral oils or fatty foodstuff.

AF1007a Data Sheet U570-D57 Polyurethane U570-D57 – Dark Blue (FDA) 233kb

U570-D57 is a hydrolysis resistant PU (H-PU) casted ployurethane, based on MDI, polycarbonate polycol and certain additives. The hardness is adjusted at 57 Shore D which results in excellent extrusion resistance. Used as a dynamic sealing element in composite seals, easier installing and better sealing performance will be the main advantage of this material.

AF1005a Data Sheet U550-GM95 Polyurethane U550-GM95 – Dark Red 230kb

U550-GM95 is a MoS2 filled hydrolysis resistant PU (H-PU) casted polyurethane based on MDI polycarbonate polyol and certain additives. It is recommended in application where reduced friction and poor lubrication is an issued. The material is able to reduce or eliminate the stick-slip effect when it appears.

ELASTOMERS DATASHEETS
AF1401 Data Sheet E131-B85 EPDM E131 – Black (Peroxide Cross Linked) 198kb

E131-B85 is a black Ehtylene Propylene Rubber, commonly referred to as EPDM. This material is often used in hot water steam applications as well as in fire resistant fluids where synthetic oils are used. EPDM materials are also used in bases, acids and alcohols. EPDM is also used for brake fluids, but we recommend observing local safety-regulations before installing an EPDM seal in breaking systems. EPDM is not resistant to mineral- vegetable- and animal oils.

AF1302 Data Sheet HN900-B85-RGD H-NBR HN900 – Black (Peroxide Cross Linked) 197kb

HN900-B85-RGD is a black hydrogenated acrylnitrile-butadiene-rubber commonly referred to as H- NBR. Good physical characteristics and chemical resistance to the most common hydraulic fluids, high addivated oils, sour oils/gases (H2S) and crude oils. HN900-B85-RGD has been optimised to withstand the risk of rapid gas decompression (RGD) or explosive decompression (ED) which is an essential demand in the oil and gas industry.

AF1301 Data Sheet HN112-B85 H-NBR HN112 – Black (Peroxide Cross Linked) 196kb

HN112-B85 is a black hydrogenated acrylnitrile-butadiene-rubber commonly referred to as H-NBR. Good physical characteristics and chemical resistance to the most common hydraulic fluids makes it an excellent sealing material. H-NBR materials are often used in vegetable and animal oils as well as in high addivated oils, sour oils/gases (H2S) and crude oils.

AF1203 Data Sheet N111-W85 NBR-FDA N111 – White (Sulphur Cross Linked) 197kb

N111-W85 is a white Nitrile Butadiene Rubber commonly referred to as NBR, Nitrile or BUNA. Good physical characteristics and chemical resistance to the most common hydraulic fluids makes NBR an excellent sealing material. NBR materials are one of the most used elastomers in sealing applications. NBR-FDA N111 – white is approved for the use of applications in contact with foodstuff.

AF1202 Data Sheet N109-B95 NBR-95 N109 – Black (Sulphur Cross Linked) 243kb

N109-B95 is a black Nitrile Butadiene Rubber commonly referred to as NBR, Nitrile or BUNA. Good physical characteristics and chemical resistance to the most common hydraulic fluids makes NBR an excellent sealing material. NBR materials are one of the most used elastomers in sealing applications.

AF1201 Data Sheet N107-B85 NBR N107 – Black (Sulphur Cross Linked) 194kb

N107-B85 is a black Nitrile Butadiene Rubber commonly referred to as NBR, Nitrile or BUNA. Good physical characteristics and chemical resistance to the most common hydraulic fluids makes NBR an excellent sealing material. NBR materials are one of the most used elastomers in sealing applications.

AF1701 Data Sheet S102-R85 Silicone S102 – Red (FDA, Peroxide Cross Linked) 204kb

S102-R85 is a red Methyl Silicone Rubber, commonly referred to as Silicone. Silicone materials are often used in hot air and in applications where chemicals and foodstuff are in contact with the sealing material. Because of lower mechanical properties Silicone materials should not be used for dynamic applications. Silicone S102 – red is approved for the use of applications in contact with foodstuff.

AF1601 Data Sheet F109-BR85 (Genuine VITON*) FPM F109 – Brown (Bisphenol Cross Linked) 205kb

F109-BR85 is a brown Fluorocarbon elastomer, commonly referred to as VITON* and FPM. FPM materials have a very high resistance to hydraulic fluids, chemicals and a number of organic compounds and operate in temperatures between -20 to +210°C. F109-BR85 is recommended for applications where its outstanding resistance to heat, chemicals, weathering and ozone is required.

AF1604 Data Sheet F800-B85-RGD FPM F800-RGD – Black (Peroxide Cross Linked) 204kb

F800-B85-RGD is a black fluorocarbon rubber, with excellent physical characteristics and chemical resistance to the most common hydraulic fluids, sour oils/gases (H2S) and crude oils. F800-B85-RGD has been optimised to withstand the risk of rapid gas decompression (RGD) or explosive decompression (ED) which is an essential demand in the oil and gas industry.

AF1501 Data Sheet AF101-B85 AFLAS* AF101 – Black (Bisphenol Cross Linked) 202kb

AF101-B85 is a Tetrafluorethylene/Propylene copolymere (TFE/P), commonly referred to as FEPM or AFLAS*. AFLAS* has a very high resistance to hydraulic fluids (incl. Alkyl-Acryl-Phosphate Esters), all break fluids (on glycol, mineral and silicone base), acids, steam and hot water, sour oils/gases (H2S) and heavily formulated oils with amine additives.

AF1303 Data Sheet HN901-B85-RGD-LT H-NBR HN901-RGD-LT – Black (Peroxide Cross Linked) 198kb

HN901-B85-RGD-LT is a black hydrogenated acrylonitrile-butadiene-rubber commonly referred to as H-NBR, with excellent physical characteristics and chemical resistance to the most common hydraulic fluids, sour oils/gases (H2S) and crude oils. HN901-B85-RGD-LT has been optimised to withstand the risk of rapid gas decompression (RGD) or explosive decompression (ED) at low temperature applications in the oil and gas industry.

AF1403 Data Sheet E133-B85 EPDM-KTW-W270 E133 – Black (Peroxide Cross Linked) 198kb

E133-B85 is a black Ehtylene Propylene Rubber, commonly referred to as EPDM. This material is often used in hot water steam applications as well as in fire resistant fluids where synthetic oils are used. EPDM materials are also used in bases, acids and alcohols. EPDM is also used for brake fluids, but we recommend to observe local safety-regulations before installing an EPDM seal in breaking systems. EPDM is not resistant to mineral- vegetable- and animal oils.

AF800 Range of Peek Materials for Oil and Gas Industry Utilising Genuine Victrex Peek Polymers 490kb

In most applications, it is a combination of three or more of these properties that dictates the use of AF800 Peek Materials

AF801 Virgin PEEK 346kb

AF801 is a semi-crystalline very high performance engineering thermoplastic for extremely demanding applications.

AF802 30% Glass Fibre filled PEEK 328kb

AF802 is a glass fibre reinforced semi-crystalline very high performance engineering thermoplastic for extremely demanding applications.

AF803 Filled PEEK 336kb

70% PEEK, 10% PTFE, 10% Carbon Fibre, 10% Graphite AF803 is a semi-crystalline very high performance engineering thermoplastic with optimised properties for demanding bearing and low friction applications.

AF804 30% Carbon Fibre filled PEEK 323kb

AF804 is a carbon fibre reinforced semi-crystalline very high performance engineering thermoplastic for extremely demanding applications.

AF805 Modified PEEK 288kb

AF805 is a modified PEEK material with special fillers. Formulated to give greater flexibility than standard PEEK materials and a much lower coefficient of friction.

AF816 Victrex PEEK HT (Black) 283kb

Specifically developed for use at elevated temperatures and for prolonged use at elevated temperatures, AF816 retains its key physical properties to temperatures 30OC higher than standard AF801 Virgin PEEK.