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PTFE can act as an effective anti-corrosion barrier when storing deionised water and prevent rust from developing- making it perfect for high pressure electrolysis.
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We were given the opportunity to manufacture and develop a PTFE and elastomeric seal for a pharmaceutical powder processing application. The seal it self was to be made from PTFE, which would then have a FDA compliant silicone rubber seal moulded onto it.
PTFE (Polytetrafluoroethylene) is an extremely hard-wearing material used for a wide variety of applications and is well-known for its non-stick properties.
The main benefit of PTFE coatings (such as Teflon) is the non-stick properties of the material, which means applications such as commercial bakeware have excellent non-stick / release properties and are very easy to clean.
PTFE can creep and deform under heavy loads, a disadvantage that can be avoided by adding a filler in order to benefit from the properties of both materials. Fillers can also add properties such as improved thermal conductivity, for applications that demand good heat dissipation.
In addition to subtractive manufacturing and our injection moulding capabilities, we can now offer additive manufacturing of parts and components through our new 3D printer.
AFT Fluorotec can manufacture a wide range of components using our USP Class VI PTFE compliant material.