Articles in the category PFA

Pigmented FEP and PFA

25/01/2018

In their natural state, FEP and PFA are transparent when extruded. For many applications, this transparency is an advantage. For example, in the case of FEP being used as a shatter resistant cover for UV lamps, not only does the transparency mean that the light itself is unimpeded but also, the UV transmissivity is over...
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Having trouble welding a Fluoroplastic?

27/04/2016

Melt processable fluoroplastics were developed as weldable and theromformable versions of PTFE. So FEP, PFA and ETFE all have the capability to be welded – but it is not easy. Holscot spent the first few years of its existence developing the techniques to weld these specialised materials, using fusion welding, machine welding and hand welding. In...
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Can I fit a Holscot Roll Cover myself?

08/04/2016

Certainly it is possible – particularly for smaller diameter rollers which do not need adhesive. Holscot FEP and PFA Roll Covers, when subjected to a heat source, will try to shrink back to their original extruded size. That heat source is generally a hot air gun. The roller must be rotated during the shrinking process and the hot...
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