Glossary

ETFE

ETFE

Ethylene and TFE ETFE is a partially fluorinated copolymer of ethylene and TFE. As a result it is significantly tougher than the traditional fluoropolymers FEP and PFA. This makes...

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ECTFE

ECTFE

Ethylene Chlorotrifluoroethylene Otherwise known as Halar™, it is commonly used as a coating where its excellent chemical resistance and abrasion resistance makes it an ideal choice for valves and...

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FEP

FEP

Fluorinated Ethylene Propylene FEP (fluorinated ethylene propylene) is chemically a copolymer of hexafluoropropylene and tetrafluoroethylene. It was developed as a melt processable version of PTFE. As such, it inherits...

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PFA

PFA

Perfluoroalkoxy PFA (perfluoroalkoxy) is a sister polymer to FEP and also a derivative of PTFE. It was developed to enhance the properties of FEP to open up new markets....

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PTFE

PTFE

Polytetrafluoroethylene PTFE – The original fluoropolymer. Accidentally discovered by Roy Plunkett in 1938 whilst working for a subsidiary of the DuPont organisation. Its properties of low friction and inertness...

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PVDF

PVDF

PVDF (Polyvinylidene Fluoride) is a fluoropolymer with a good but limited chemical resistance but is tough and hard wearing. Compared to other fluoropolymers, it has an easier melt process...

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Fluoroplastic Etching

Fluoroplastic Etching

At times it is necessary to negate the effect of the non-stick properties of fluoropolymers – most commonly to enable adhesives to be used to adhere the product to...

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