This is a relatively new
fluoropolymer and its best feature is chemical resistance. It has notably
higher chemical properties than PTFE but is less vulnerable to strain under
Higher chemical properties
than PTFE, e.g. tensile and compressive strength
Very good thermal
resistance at low and high temperatures up to 150°C
High UV resistance
Low friction coefficient
Resistance to high
temperatures is lower than PTFE
Produces toxic fumes when
Mechanical: Due to low
coefficient of friction, it is ideal for bearings, even in water.
Electrical: Very good
dielectric properties; halogen free; self-extinguishing and weatherproof. It is
increasingly indispensable for electrical applications.
Excellent chemical resistance to acids and alkali typical of the fluoropolymers
and is particularly suited for petrochemical and chemical industries.
Food contact: It is physiologically
inert and approved for food contact by the majority of international standard
organizations and widely used for components in food machinery: pumps for
liquid food, etc.