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PTFE vs PFA

December 2020

Fluoropolymers share several unique properties which make them suitable for use in the automotive, aerospace, oil and gas and medical industries.

PTFE, PFA and FEP are the most well-known and common fluoroplastics. So what, exactly, are their differences?


PTFE vs PCTFE

November 2020

The difference between PTFE and PCTFE is mainly in the chemical structure. The addition of one Chlorine atom in place of one Fluorine atom leads to a massive change in its properties and application.


PTFE vs PEEK

November 2020

High-Performance Plastic are distinguished primarily by their temperature stability, but also their mechanical properties.

Often chosen for applications requiring good chemical resistance, performance at high temperatures, low coefficient of friction and high strength they can be found in many demanding applications across a variety of industries such as Oil & Gas, Aerospace, Nuclear and Chemical, but how do you decide which material has the properties required for your specific application?

 


What is a Slide Bearing?

July 2020

A common problem with structures can be that due to a result of thermal, seismic, or differential force, the structure can end up moving. To counter this movement Slide Bearings are introduced into the structure.


Vision Machine Measuring System

March 2019

Our Metrology and Inspection Laboratory in Hertford just got bigger with the addition of a state of the art Vision Machine Measuring System.


Polymers replacing metals in the Aerospace Industry

August 2018

High-performance Polymers are quickly replacing metals in the Aerospace Industry.


Tensile Testing

March 2018

Tensile Testing

At Fluorocarbon, we test mechanical properties of various polymers (Fluoropolymers, Melt Processable Thermoplastics, Thermosets, Composites, etc.) in Universal Testing Machine to the Various International Standards Such as: