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PTFE and Nylon

2023-04-30 12:10:06  Knowledge

PTFE (polytetrafluoroethylene) and Nylon are both synthetic polymers that were originally marketed as engineering plastics. These materials are known for their exceptional strength, elasticity, temperature resilience, and resistance to chemicals and moisture.

Compared to nylon, PTFE offers better chemical resistance and electrical conductivity, which is important for many sealing applications. It is also a much more stable material in high temperatures.

Ptfe can be filled with various types of fillers to enhance wear and deformation properties, including carbon (PTFE-CF), graphite (PTFE-GF), molybdenum disulfide (PTFE-MoS2), and mineral (PTFE-BR). Filled PTFE can increase compressive strength, hardness, stiffness, and load capacity; reduces friction and cold flow; alters conductivity and minimally affects chemical and electrical properties.

Nylon is a highly versatile, engineering-grade thermoplastic that is often used in the manufacturing of bridal veils, strings in musical instruments, tents, pipes, and other elastomeric fabrics. Nylon is a non-reactive material, meaning it does not corrode or react with many substances found in industrial environments.

The material can be fabricated into nearly any shape and form, so it's a popular choice for cable and wire wraps and tubing. It's self-extinguishing and does not release toxic or irritating vapors when exposed to flame or excessive operating temperatures.

These materials are ideal for hoses, tubes, and other tubing that require exceptional mechanical strength to perform in harsh working environments and conditions. They are also excellent for protecting cables and wires from abrasion, heat, chemicals, and solvents. They can be used in a variety of industries, including automotive, aerospace, construction, electrical and electronics, medical, and robotics.

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