PTFE is produced through the process of free-radical polymerization of TFE (tetrafluoroethylene) and has a variety of applications. Its unique properties make it perfect for the following uses:
- High Melting Point: It has a melting point of about 327°C, leaving very few situations where PTFE could be damaged due to high temperatures.
- Chemically Inert: A large number of solvents and chemicals will not harm PTFE.
- High Flexural Strength: It has the ability to flex and bend, giving it the ability to be applied to various surfaces even at low temperatures without loss of integrity to its structure.
- Hydrophobic: PTFE is resistant to water and does not get wet. This makes it ideal for wound dressings, cooking applications, and more.