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Materials Summary
 

Below is a brief overview of each resin type. Resins are produced in several varieties and property characteristics my vary. Therefore, determination of resin is dependent on the application and the Material Summary is only meant to serve as a general guideline.

For information regarding the electrical, mechanical and thermal properties ofeach resin, please refer to the Material Comparison Sheet or the actual properties link. 

FEP PTFE PFA
  
      
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FEP (Fluorinated Ethylene Propylene)

Working Temperature: 400F/ 205C
Color: Clear 
  Excellent chemical resistance
Nonwetting
Weldable
Tubes can be sealed by melting
Long continuous lengths
Low refractive index
Improved clarity over PFA
 
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 PTFE (Polytetrafluoroethylene)

Working Temperature: 500F/ 260C
Color: Translucent to Opaque,
  Chemically Inert
Lowest coefficient of friction
Superior dielectric strength
Exceptional heat resistance
Self Extinguishing
Nonwetting
Excellent flexlife
Laser markable
 
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PFA (Perfluoroalkoxy)

Working Temperature: 500F/ 260C
Color: Clear with light blue or tint.
Excellent chemical resistance
Exceptional heat resistance
High light transmission
Extremely smooth surface
Long continuous lengths
Smoother and clearer than PTFE
Less permeable than PTFE
Increased flex life over FEP
 
 
 
 
 
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