Plastic Properties of Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE)


Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) shows a remarkable chemical resistance and it is insoluble in all known solvents. It is attacked only by molten alkali metals and by fluorine at high temperatures. PTFE is incombustible and may be used up to 260°C (300°C for short periods). PTFE's coefficient of friction is extremely low and it shows the effect of self lubrication with constant mechanical properties which makes it particularly suitable for bearings, joints, O-rings, stirring bars, hazardous materials bottle pouers, syringes, crucubles, evaporating dishes etc. PTFE may be shaped by compression and sintering into bottles and beakers where its chemical stability and non-wettability make it suitable for use in extreme circumstances. Dynalab Corp's plastic fabrication shop fabricates thousands of catalog and custom PTFE products.

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PTFE Bottles

PTFE Syringe with plunger

Non-sticking PTFE syringes are virtually
immune to chemical attack with a working
temperature from cryogenic to 260°C.

PTFE Bottles above are available in capacities from 1mL to 2000mL. Virtually immune to chemical attack, only attacked  by some fluorine containing compounds at high temperature and molten alkalis metals.  

PTFE Resistance:

PTFE Quick Facts

Excellent resistance (no attack) to Dilute and Concentrated Acids, Alcohols, Aldehydes, Bases, Esters, Aliphatic, Aromatic and Halogenated Hydrocarbons, ketones, Mineral Oils, Vegetable Oils and Oxidizing Agents. 
  • Maximum Temperature: 572°F 300°C
  • Minimum Temperature: 392°F -200°C
  • Autoclavable: Yes
  • Melting Point: 626°F 330°C 
  • Tensile Strength: 6,240 psi
  • Hardness: R58
  • UV Resistance: Excellent
  • Opaque
  • Rigid
  • Specific Gravity: 2.2

PTFE Fabrication:

Additional Information

  • A truly amazing material.
  • The lowest coefficient of friction of any solid.
  • Excellent choice for gaskets, rings, and bearings.
  • Can't be easily glued or welded.
  • Machines easily when chilled.
  • Available in many forms and shapes.
  • PTFE is virtually impervious to chemical attack.
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Additional Plastic Properties

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