Fluorosint® enhanced PTFE’s unique properties are the result of a proprietary process in which synthetically manufactured mica is chemically linked to virgin PTFE. This bonding results in properties not normally attainable in reinforced PTFE. Fluorosint grades offer an excellent combination of low frictional properties and dimensional stability.
Exceptional Dimensional Stability for Precise Tolerance Control
Fluorosint® 500 PTFE has nine times greater resistance to deformation under load than unfilled PTFE (see Figure 19). Its coefficient of linear thermal expansion approaches the expansion rate of aluminum, and is 1/5 that of virgin PTFE -- often eliminating fit and clearance problems (see Figure 20). It is 1/3 harder than virgin PTFE, has better wear characteristics and maintains low frictional properties. Fluorosint® 500 PTFE is also non-abrasive to most mating materials.
Abradable seals in turbomachinery fabricated from Fluorosint® 500 PTFE tubular bar reliably perform in hostile chemical environments while providing dramatic efficiency gains. (Prior materials: Aluminum, Bronze, Babbit)
Europe's premier automobile manufacturers choose Fluorosint® 500 PTFE over other filled PTFE for improved performance and service life capabilities. (Prior material: GF PTFE)
Lowest Coefficient of Friction of Fluorosint Grades
Fluorosint® 207 PTFE's unmatched dimensional stability, excellent creep resistance and white color uniquely position this material to serve FDA regulated applications. It is non-permeable in steam and complies with the FDA's regulation 21 CFR 175.300. Its relative wear rate is 1/20 the rate of virgin PTFE below 300°F (150°C) making it an excellent choice for aggressive service bearings and bushings.
These bearings made of Fluorosint® 207 PTFE offer a 20 year service life, and FDA compliance. (Prior material PTFE)
Seats fabricated from Fluorosint® 207 PTFE excel in steam and hot air service due to their non-permeability, excellent dimensional stability, and low wear rate. (Prior materials: PTFE, Filled PTFE)
Most Wear Resistant Fluorosint Grade - Outlasts Low-tech PTFE Based Materials
FDA compliant Fluorosint HPV PTFE is a high performance bearing grade of Fluorosint - optimized for high PV and very low "K" or wear factor. Fluorosint HPV PTFE was developed for bearing applications where other, low-tech PTFE formulations exhibit premature wear or simply cannot perform. FDA compliance gives food and pharmaceutical equipment manufacturers new design options and all benefit from its excellent load bearing and wear characteristics.
Ultra-High Performance Grade For Stability At Elevated Temperature
Fluorosint® MT-01 PTFE is an extreme grade developed specifically for applications where the benefits of PTFE-based materials also require strength, stiffness and stability. Fluorosint® MT-01 PTFE delivers high mechanical performance at elevated temperature and as a result is often specified in seat, seal and wear applications where extreme conditions are present.
Superior Performance Grade For Stability In Extreme Conditions
Fluorosint® 135 is a PTFE material designed to provide the lowest coefficient of friction and deformation for seals, bearings, and washer applications. Designed to improve the performance of compressor piston rings, rider bands, and packaging sets, Fluorosint® 135's extremely competitive pricing allows companies to guard against expensive equipment failure and ensure maximum production, longevity, and profitability.
Due to its unique PTFE matrix, Fluorosint's physical strength characteristics are not as high as other advanced engineering plastics profiled here such as Ketron® PEEK or Duratron® PAI (formerly Torlon PAI). This compliance/ductility makes it ideal for seats and seals.