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Polyamide vs Polyimide

April 2021

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?

April 2021

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

March 2021

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?

February 2021

Compression moulding was first developed to manufacture composite parts as a replacement for metal, typically used for larger flat or moderately curved parts.

Fluorocarbon Customer Satisfaction Survey - Raffle Winners

December 2020

Firstly, we would like to say a big thank you to everyone who participated in our Customer Satisfaction Survey.  There was a large increase in the number of completed surveys received and this is fantastic.  We are always looking to improve our service to our customers and the survey plays a big part in us understanding our customer's needs and requirements.



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?


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.

Larger capacity space for Machined components and Seals

November 2020

Fluorocarbon are pleased to announce, we now have a larger capacity space for Machined components and Seals.

Offering a comprehensive range of high performance plastic machining capabilities ranging from PTFE, PEEK, PFA, FEP and Nylons, to Ferrous and Non-Ferrous metals and other specialist materials. We can provide the flexibility of manufacturing one off development prototype components to volume production batches.


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?