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The benefits and applications of PFA

October 2022

PFA was invented in 1938 by DuPont as a melt processable version of PTFE and is sold under the Teflon brand name. 

PFA is a co-polymer product of PTFE. The co-monomer perfluoroalkyl vinyl ether interferes in the crystallinity and molecular weight to achieve good mechanical properties and melt processability without sacrificing thermal performance and chemical resistance...


Why use PEEK as a bearing cage material?

July 2022

PEEK has been successfully used as a replacement material for bearing cages for many years. In addition to its high performance characteristics it offers weight reduction along with cost savings compared to traditional bearing cage materials such as brass and aluminium.

 

Rotary Shaft Seals in the mining industry

May 2022

The objective of a rotary shaft seal is to prevent the leakage of oil, grease, and other fluids while also keeping environmental contaminants out. Nowhere is this more important than in the mining industry where vehicles and equipment are generally sealing oil but exposed to the environment.


Celebrating 60 years

May 2022

This September, the Fluorocarbon Group of companies celebrates its 60th anniversary.


Why use Rotary Shaft Seals in Wind Energy Applications

March 2022

The Wind Energy Industry continues to find new ways to increase the lifetime and reliability of wind turbines.

As wind energy moves to larger, lighter-weight turbines located in harsh and remote locations, service life and reliability have grown increasingly more important.


Off-Shore Bridge Bearings

November 2021

Fluorocarbon supplies Fluoroglide® Bridge Bearings for link bridges, which connect and carry services between platforms.