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TEXfluor Materials Summary
 
 

Below is a brief overview of each TEXfluor 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 of each resin, please refer to the Material Comparison Sheet or the actual properties link. 


ETFE
ECTFE 
FEP 
 
PEEK™  
PFA 
PTFE 

PVDF  
THV 
  
     
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ETFE (Ethylene Tetrafluoroethylene)

Working Temperature: 320F/ 150C
Color: Translucent and Clear 
  Increased mechanical strength
Excellent chemical resistance
Long continuous lengths
Radiation resistant
 
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ECTFE (Ethylene Chloro-trifluoroethylene)

Working Temperature: 285F/ 140C
Color: White with brown tint 
  Excellent chemical resistance
Nylon like durability
Excellent impact resistance
Nonwetting
 
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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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PVDF (Polyvinylidene fluoride)

Working Temperature: 265F/ 130C
Color: Varies
Very good chemical resistance
Excellent resistance to creep and fatigue
UV Resistant
Weldable
Exceptional corrosion resistance for chlorine, fluorine, or bromine environments.
 
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THV (Tetrafluoroethylene hexafluoropropylene vinylidene fluoride)

Working Temperature: 176F - 248F/ 80C - 120C
Color: Transparent 
  Permits bondability to other substrates without surface treatment
Wettable
Exceptional optical clarity
Low refractive index
Excellent chemical resistance
Unmatched flexibility for melt processable fluoroplastics
Excellent permeation resistance
 
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PEEK™ (Polyetheretherketone)

Working Temperature: 392F/ 200C
Color: Light Tan, Amber  
  Excellent steam resistance
Excellent chemical resistance
Excellent strength to weight ratio
Outstanding wear resistance
Excellent outgassing characteristics
Self extinguishing
Exceptional tensile strength
 
 
 
 
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