ETFE

ETFE is Widely Used For:

  • Pump housings and pipe linings
  • Impellers for abrasive slurries
  • Fluid handling and chemical processing equipment
  • Wet bench equipment
  • Oxygen respirator components
  • Military / defense equipment
  • Food processing equipment
  • Radomes

Performance Characteristics:

  • Chemically inert to a wide range of industrial chemicals and solvents
  • Exceptional dielectric insulation properties
  • Rugged, good abrasion resistance, and impact strength
  • May be welded with hot air welding equipment
  • High resistance to outdoor weathering
  • Radiation and heat sterilization resistant

Common Brands:

  • Tefzel®


ETFE

Durable fluoropolymer with an outstanding balance of mechanical, thermal, and electrical properties

ETFE (ethylene tetrafluoroethylene) commonly referred to as Tefzel® is a modified copolymer of ethylene and tetrafluoroethylene. It has medium stiffness, which makes it suitable for applications such as chemical tank linings that require weldability and the ability to conform to curved metal or FRP surfaces. ETFE is often used in applications that demand mechanical toughness, moderate stiffness, and outstanding chemical resistance. ETFE DuPont™ Tefzel® is FDA Compliant.

Tech Tip– ETFE is stiffer and has better creep resistance than many softer fluoropolymers such as PTFE or FEP.

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STANDARD SIZES
SHEET Dimensions:
12 in x 12 in – 24 in x 24 in
Thickness:
0.125 in – 1.250 in
ROD Outside Diameter:
0.125 in – 0.750 in
OPTIONS AVAILABLE
COLOR Natural
GRADES FDA Compliant

Length, width, thickness, and diameter tolerances vary by size, by manufacturer, brand, and grade. Custom sizes available upon request.

 

Typical properties of ETFE
  UNITS ASTM TEST ETFE
Specific gravity   D792 1.7
Water absorption % D570 0.007
Tensile strength psi D638 6100
Izod impact (notched) ft-lbs/in D256 no break
Flexural modulus psi D790 145,000
Coefficient of friction % D1894 0.3 - 0.4
Dielectric strength (10 mil film) volts/mil D149 1800

Values may vary according to brand name. Please ask your Curbell Plastics representative for more specific information about an individual brand.

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