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Why use PCTFE in the Semi-Conductor Industry?
At Fluorocarbon, we supply critical components used in sophisticated chip-processing equipment to Semicon OEM’s across the world.
A guide to Machining PEEK
Used in hostile environments, PEEK is a high strength alternative to ferrous materials. It exhibits very low smoke and toxic gas emissions whilst carrying a V-0 flammability rating.
PCTFE Cryogenic Seals for LNG Loading Arms
Cryogenic sealing involving liquid nitrogen can be quite challenging, but certainly not impossible thanks to materials such as PCTFE that offer good thermal stability, good chemical resistance, very good physical properties.
Materials for seals
Seals allow a mechanical assembly to both function freely whilst also retaining fluid, so a material that is flexible enough to assist with fluid retention and strong enough to withstand the wear load of the mating parts is essential.
Fluorocarbon Customer Satisfaction Survey - Raffle Winners
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Polyamide vs Polyimide
Polyamides and polyimides are two types of compounds that often get confused due to their similar names. However, they are very different from each other in chemical properties as well as mechanical properties.
What are the benefits of annealing?
The annealing process involves heating the material to just above its glass transition temperature for a period of time and then allowing it to cool back down so the material can relax. This process relieves internal stresses that can potentially lead to cracking, wearing or degradation of the material.
A guide to Machining PTFE
When machining PTFE it’s essential to design your application with PTFE’s inherent properties in mind, it can be difficult to achieve tight machining tolerances.
At Fluorocarbon, we utilise our in house compression moulding capabilities to create stock shapes for efficient machining of custom PTFE parts.
What is Compression Moulding?
Compression moulding was first developed to manufacture composite parts as a replacement for metal, typically used for larger flat or moderately curved parts.