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The Power of PTFE Powders as a Performance Additive

Thousands of products are formulated with fluoropolyer-based performance additives to enhance their properties. For example, Fluon® polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) micropowders provide desirable characteristics such as chemical resistance and improved lubricity, friction, and wear characteristics for thermoplastic parts and components. Manufactured through controlled degradation of virgin PTFE feedstock, these fluoropolymer powders offer higher purity and better physical…

ideal fillers for PTFE

Fluoropolymer Compounds: How to Select the Right PTFE Filler For Your Application

Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) is a synthetic fluoropolymer of tetrafluoroethylene that is widely popular because of its numerous benefits that can be adapted for use across a variety of industries and applications. The unique properties of PTFE make it useful for both domestic and commercial applications. These properties include: A very high melting point of 327 °C…

PTFE Micropowders Add High Resistance and Lubrication Properties to Thermoplastic Parts, Rubbers, Inks, Paint and Oils

PTFE micropowders evolved out of PTFE (polytetrafluoroethylene) coating materials that have been used for a long time in non-stick cookware. However, their uses extend beyond that. PTFE has many useful properties such as being resistant to water, heat, electricity, and friction. Because of these properties, PTFE can improve the durability and strength of thermoplastic and…

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New Office in Northern California

(AGCCA) has opened a new office in Cupertino, California, to support the advanced materials needs of semiconductor and electronics manufacturers located on the northern West Coast. The Business Development Office Chemicals (BDOC) will enable the company to build and enhance relationships in the region…relationships with customers, partners and technology associations and organizations. The office will…

PTFE Materials are a Beautiful Defense for Stadiums

In many sports, the best offense is a good defense. The same theory applies when designing architectural marvels, like stadiums. In fact, it is imperative to use materials that are both strong and stylish. This is because protecting arenas from extreme weather conditions, while also appealing to the public’s eye is not an easy task….

Fluoropolymers for automotive components

Vehicle Makers Turn to Fluoropolymers to Protect Auto Parts from Harsh Fuels

Using ethanol, biodiesel and other biofuels are becoming commonplace as we seek alternatives to nonrenewable oil resources and try to reduce harmful emissions. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, roughly 97% of gasoline in the U.S. contains some ethanol. The problem is that these biofuels and additives are extremely harsh on vehicle fuel systems…

Using PTFE Micropowders to Manufacture Thermoplastic Parts that are as Non-stick as a Frying Pan

The very same chemicals that keep foods from sticking to frying pans can be used to enhance any thermoplastic part or component. Thermoplastic resins made with powerful polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) micropowders provide excellent non-stick properties.  The Power of PTFE PTFE micropowders are synthetic fluoropolymers that act as lubricants in thermoplastic base resins to improve their surface…

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