PET + PTFE polyethylene terephthalate + polytetrafluroethylene

PET TF (PET + PTFE)

TECAPET TF is a PET (polyethylene terephthalate​) polyester with the addition of PTFE (polytetrafluoroethylene) solid lubricant to further improve base PET performance characteristics. With a lower coefficient of friction, TECAPET TF is the ideal engineering plastic material for applications requiring the amazing properties of standard PET but with improved wear and sliding attributes.

  • Outstanding slide and wear improvements over standard PET
  • High mechanical strength, stiffness, and toughness
  • Subject to hydrolysis over 60°C
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Availability

Rod

6mm to 160mm OD

Tube

N/A

Sheet

8mm to 100mm Thick

Colours

Light Grey

Modified Grades

No

Cut to size

Yes, however some sizes have minimum order quantity

Features

Wide Industry Usage

TECAPET TF is used widely within the mechanical engineering, food technology, electronics and automotive sectors. With its high abrasion resistance, excellent sliding properties, strength & low moisture absorption, it is the material of choice for many engineers.

Food Contact Approved

Just like our TECAPET PET standard material, TECAPET TF (PET + PTFE) is food contact approved and has both FDA & EU 10/2011 compliance. TECAPET TF is widely used in the food processing & food technology sectors within New Zealand as an un-lubricated bearing material.

Applications

The perfect material for mating soft steels and plastic surfaces. Often used for sliding applications such as slide ways, bearings with high load, un-lubricated parts, gears & thrust washers. TECAPET TF can outperform oil filled nylons and lubricated Acetal POM materials in certain applications.

TECAPET TF Properties

Long Term Service Temp
Temperature - Long Term Service Temp-20ºC to +110ºC
Moisture Absorption
Low - Moisture Absorption
UV Stable
No - UV Stable
Compressive Strength
Medium - Compressive Strength
Impact Strength
Low - Impact Strength
Tensile Strength
Medium - Tensile Strength
Coefficient of Friction
Low - Coefficient of Friction
Abrasion Resistance
Very High - Abrasion Resistance
Cost
Medium - Cost

Product Range

Product TypeIndustry UsageAvailable Products & Notes
*Some items are manufactured & imported on request
TECAPET TF GreyMechanical Engineering, Food Industry, Electronics, Automotive TechnologiesRod & Sheet
Light Grey
FDA and EU 10/2011 approvals generally available.
Verification before purchase is recommended.

Did you know...

That TECAPET TF helped slide the Kawarau Falls Bridge across the Kawerau Gorge, south of Queenstown?

McConnell Dowell approached us looking for an engineering plastic material that could handle the high mechanical loading and pressure of 20MPa (approx. ~2900 PSI) with a very low coefficient of friction.

Read more and check out the great photos here.

Suppliers

Ensinger Plastics - Germany

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