Fluoropolymers are considered polymers of low concern (PLC) because they do not dissolve or contaminate water and cannot enter or accumulate in a person’s bloodstream.
PCTFE, Kel- F® or Neoflon®, is a homopolymer of chlorotrifluoroethylene with unique properties. Its resistance to cold flow, dimensional stability, rigidity, low gas permeability, and low moisture
absorption are superior to other fluoropolymers.
Often chosen for applications in demanding applications across a wide range of industries such as Aerospace, Chemical, Nuclear and Oil & Gas; High-Performance Plastic and Fluoropolymers are generally differentiated by their temperature stability, but also their mechanical properties.
But how do you know whether you should you use PTFE or PEEK?
Effect of fillers on properties, general observation. PTFE offers a range of excellent properties but it does come with one disadvantage, due to its flexibility it can creep and become deformed under heavy loads or high pressure. This is where… Read More »How do fillers affect PTFE?
Polyphenylene sulfide (PPS) is an aromatic, crystalline, opaque, high temperature polymer with simple chemical structure containing benzene and sulfur. PPS was initially synthesised in a laboratory by Macallum in 1948 via melt polymerisation by reacting sulphur, sodium carbonate, and dichlorobenzene.… Read More »What is PPS? Poly Phenylene Sulfide
PEEK is a colourless organic thermoplastic polymer from the PAEK family, used in engineering applications. PEEK was initially manufactured in 1977 by imperial Chemical Industries (ICI), 3 years later the commercialisation of PEEK polymers, including glass and carbon filled products began.