Gasket Express manufactures tefon/ptfe gaskets for many industrial applications. We also offer die cutting creating custom PTFE gaskets.
Boston Atlantic provides full production capabilities and can manufacture quantities from prototype and short run through large production runs.
PTFE, or polytetrafluoroethylene, is a synthetic fluoropolymer also known as Teflon®, a tradename of the DuPont Company. PTFE is renomned for its low-friction property as well as other properties that make it an ideal sealing material.
These properties are a high melting temperature, high corrosion resistance, high resilience and a long product life. A critical property for seals and gaskets is PTFE’s lack of “memory” that results in material creep.
This material creep allows the seal to conform to the mating surface, providing a secure seal.Teflon also conforms to both FDA and AMS requirements in terms of material thickness which lends it to use in in medical and food production industries.
INDUSTRIAL APPLICATIONS FOR TEFLON® GASKETS
PTFE gaskets are used in many industrial applications, especially the following:
- Compressor – High temperature and surface-wear resistant sealing gaskets.
- Electric Motor – Sealing gaskets for components that require corrosion-resistance, exposure to high and low temperatures and high surface wear.
- Medical Component – Seals for electronic instrumentation using materials that provide secure seals and long product life. Specialty gaskets, especially miniature sizes, are required for many medical devices.
- Petrochemical – Gaskets for process equipment that are resistant to corrosive fluids, temperature extremes and surface wear.