PTFE Plastic Strip

PTFE Plastic Strips

PTFE Plastic Strip

Strips cut from plastic, make up just a small proportion of the thousands of products on offer from Advanced Seals & Gaskets Ltd. We are able to offer plastic strips cut using numerous grades, colours and thicknesses, one of which includes a variety of PTFE plastics used for our PTFE plastic strips which are sourced from a network of plastic material manufacturers and suppliers.

PTFE plastics or ‘Polytetrafluoroethylene’, sometimes also referred to as Teflon is a very versatile material which is manufactured in sheets of between 0.25 and 100mm thick, in sheet sizes of up to 1500mm x 1500mm (depending on thickness) from which strips can be cut. Using one of our many on-site saws, presses or our oscillating knife, we are able to convert PTFE plastic sheets into bespoke sized strips, which can be supplied plain or coated in a choice of self adhesives or foils.

Characteristics of PTFE Plastics

  • Colour: Natural/ white
  • Temperature range : -200+260°C (short-term up to 300°C)
  • Sheet Thickness: 0.25mm - 100mm (and in roll or tube form)
  • Resistances: chemicals, weathering, wear, electrically insulating, gamma radiation, UV
  • Flammability: class UL94 V-0 flammability rating (will self-extinguish after removal of flame)
  • FDA: complies with food standard regulations 21 CFR 177.1550 and FDA 21 CFR 175.300

Product Enquiry

For information on PTFE Plastic Strip please complete the following quick enquiry or call us on +44(0)1384 252555.

    What Are PTFE Plastic Strips?

    PTFE plastic strips are cut from PTFE or Polytetrafluoroethylene sheets. PTFE is a fluorocarbon material - consisting of only carbon and fluorine, natural coloured as standard, however other colours can be made to order. PTFE fluorocarbons are solid at room temperature, hydrophobic and non-stick. PTFE plastic strips made using a ‘Virgin grade’ in comparison to other plastics have a low mechanical strength, however this can be improved or reinforced with the inclusion of additives such as glass fibre or carbon during the raw material manufacturing process. PTFE plastic strips are often purchased for use in the same way as a gasket, whereby they are used to create a seal between uneven surfaces and fill irregularities or to act as insulation such as electrical barriers.

    Why Use PTFE Plastic Strips?

    All plastics are formulated and manufactured using different compounds in order to produce a product with specific properties. PTFE plastics are manufactured using a formulation that offers many excellent properties and unique characteristics, which include high thermal stability, chemical resistance and an extremely wide operating temperature range of -240 to +260°C.

    PTFE plastic strips also offer chemical inertness (with the exception of elemental alkali metals, chlorine trifluoride and elemental fluorine at high temperatures and pressures), ozone, flame resistance and an extremely low coefficient of friction meaning few materials stick to it without sufficient preparation. PTFE plastic is soft and formable, with good bearing and wear properties, and high dielectric strength.

    Other Types of Plastic Available

    Advanced Seals & Gaskets work with a multitude of material manufacturers and suppliers, giving our customers more choice of plastic sheeting - our most popular materials being:

    • PVC
    • Polycarbonate
    • Polypropylene
    • HIPS (High Impact Polystyrene)
    • ABS
    • Polyester
    • Acetal
    • Acrylic
    • Nylatron

    Advantages Of Using PTFE Plastic Strips

    Strips made from PTFE or Polytetrafluoroethylene offer users a number of advantages meaning they are suited for use in many applications and industries. These strips offer low friction, meaning moving parts will easily slide, causing less heat and wear, this slippy non-stick material is also easy to keep clean and dirt and dust will not stick to its surface.

    PTFE plastic strips are non-flammable, this is due not only to its very low friction, but also its ability to withstand very high heat and its extremely high melting point. PTFE plastic strips offer great chemical resistance, and are extremely durable when exposed to weathering, combined with the great electrical properties it is ideal for use in most industries.

    PTFE plastic sheets are manufactured in a range of standard thicknesses which can be converted into a range of strip sizes as well as other finished components which can be found utilised in a number of industries and applications including seals and fittings in chemical plants, food production and pharmaceuticals.

    Due to being non-corrosive, these PTFE plastic strips can also be used in laboratories where highly corrosive chemicals are handled, and for use within circuit board components due to it’s electrical insulation and heat resistance properties.

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    The greatest advantage of using acoustic foam gaskets is the exceptional noise dampening capabilities of the material. As acoustic foam is an open cell material it is highly effective at absorbing sounds as well as cushioning and padding.

    Acoustic foam gaskets commonly used as the material performs multiple functions at the same time, while the acoustic foam gasket is applied for cushioning the material will also absorb sound waves dampening the noise. 

    For further information on the many advantages of acoustic foam gaskets please get in touch with our team.

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