PTFE Compression Molding
Although we work with many materials at Precision Fluorocarbon Inc., one of our specialties is polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE). PTFE compression molding is a high molecular weight, fluorocarbon solid compound consisting wholly of fluorine and carbon. This type of plastic component manufacturing has a remarkably low coefficient of friction, exceptional chemical resistance, exceptional dielectric properties, and good wear resistance. For these reasons, we offer PTFE compression molding for machines as one of our products.
PTFE compression molding comes from a powdered resin in a closed die set at ambient temperature by applying high pressure to create a preformed shape. The preform is removed from the molding die and free sintered (heated) in programmable ovens to fuse the molecules into a solid form.
Explore More Possibilities With Fillers
PTFE material can be further enhanced by blending the resin with other materials, creating unique compounds that exhibit better physical properties. Certain fillers and combinations of fillers can enhance the wear, friction, compressive strength, conductivity, and creep resistance of PTFE. We specialize in using a virtually limitless range of fillers in our blended plastic molding compounds such as:
- Carbon (Fiber or Powder)
- Colorant (For visual identification)
- Glass (Fiber or Bead)
- Molybdenum Disulfide
PFI has other standard fillers available and offers custom blended materials upon request.