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Fluoroplastics / Thermoplastics Comparison Chart
 
The table below is a quick reference guide displaying how fluoroplastics / thermoplastics compare to each other.  For example, although all of these resins offer good chemical resistance, some handle a broader range of chemicals than others. See bottom of page for symbol descriptions. 
  Fahrenheit

Fluoropolymer Temperature Range 

High Flexural Modulus
PTFE 500F Not recommended
Excellent
ETO excellent
excellent excellent excellent Good Good Good Minimal excellent excellent Not Recommended  
FEP FEP temperature Minimal
Excellent
ETO excellent
excellent excellent Good Good Good Good Minimal Good excellent Minimal
ETFE ETFE temperature Good
Excellent
ETO excellent
excellent excellent Good Good Good Good Good Not Recommended Good Good
ECTFE ECTFE temperature Good
Excellent
ETO excellent
excellent excellent Good excellent Good Minimal Good Not Recommended Good excellent
PFA PFA temperature Good
Excellent
ETO excellent
excellent excellent excellent Good Good Good Minimal Good excellent Minimal
THV THV temperature Good
Excellent
ETO excellent
excellent excellent Good Minimal Good excellent Minimal Minimal Good Minimal
PEEK PEEK temperature Excellent
Excellent
ETO excellent
excellent excellent Good excellent excellent Not Recommended excellent Not Recommended Minimal excellent
PE pe temperature Excellent
Excellent
ETO excellent
excellent excellent Minimal Minimal Good Good Minimal Minimal Minimal Good
 
 
Poor
Not Recommended
Fair Good Excellent
Gamma/Ebeam Not recommended Minimal Good Excellent
Steam nana na Excellent
Eto nana na ETO excellent
Other Not Recommended Minimal Good excellent
 
 
 
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