MECHANICAL PTFE FABRIC
The Mechanical Series of PTFE Fabrics provides a more textured surface and is the most cost effective solution for applications where a mechanical impression must be transferred to a seal or where a surface texture is required. These fabrics are manufactured from woven fiberglass substrates and have a moderate PTFE content. They are food safe and FDA Compliant.
- Impulse/L-Bar sealing
- Form fill and seal
- Over wrapping (Tray packing)
- Side and End sealing
- Blister tray covers
- Vacuum pack machines
- Kitchen work Surfaces
- Oven and microwave liners for home and industrial kitchens
Printing and Textiles
- Heat transfer presses
- Vulcanizing presses
- Rubber curing presses
Manufacture of specialty wood-based
Aerospace, Communications & Military
- Composite mold release/bonding
- Vacuum bagging
- Tank seals and contaminant barriers.
- Gaskets, membranes, seals & diaphragms
- Corrosion resistant chute, drum, and hopper lines
- Protective curtains and aprons
- Insulation and protection
- Release sheets/separation materials
- Abrasive disk manufacturing
- Work surface covering
- Manufacture of metalized balloons
Mechanical PTFE Fabric Specifications
|Continuous Operating Temperature Range||-100° to 550° F|
|Food Safety||FDA Compliant|
|Item Number||Nominal Thickness (inches)||Weight (lbs./ sq..yd.)||Tensile Warp (lbs./in.)||Tensile Fill (lbs./in.)||Edge Tear Warp (oz.)||Edge Tear Fill (oz.)||Full Widths (inches)|
|22-08||.008"||0.66||200||160||49||39||40*, 60*, 80*|
|22-10||.010"||0.80||200||160||49||39||40*, 60*, 80*|
Please note: Additional thicknesses and styles are available upon special order.
What is PTFE?
Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE), a fluorocarbon plastic, is a plastic in which the hydrogen normally found in association with carbon in organic materials has been replaced with fluorine. The resulting polymer possesses a number of unique properties: inertness to chemicals, fire resistance (will not support a frame); excellent weathering resistance; low friction (second only to ice); superior anti-stick properties; flexibility; extreme heat and cold resistance; outstanding electrical, insulative and dielectric properties; and resistance to ultraviolet (UV), infrared (IR), microwave and radio frequency (RF).
Mechanical PTFE Fabrics are manufactured in 4 common thicknesses: 0.003″, 0.005″, 0.009″, 0.010″, and 0.014″