HANSA PTFE Rod
Mostly available in distinct white colors, PTFE rods come in many cross-sectional areas and diameters. The PTFE rods are also available in other colors such as red, blue, green, or yellow, depending on customer requirements.
Whether you want a 2mm PTFE rod, cut to size, or custom Teflon rods, there are many options for your specific applications. They come in different cross-section areas including round PTFE rods or PTFE hex rods, according to specific requirements.
Generally, you can get extruded PTFE rods or PTFE molded rods. The two Teflon rods have exceptional performance characteristics due to their superior physical and chemical properties.
Available Material Grade for PTFE Rods
With dynamic needs in the Teflon rod uses, there are different PTFE material grades available. The choice of particular rods will depend on specific application requirements.
Available material options include:
Virgin PTFE rods – these are made from 100% polytetrafluoroethylene material.
Modified PTFE rods –involves altering the properties of PTFE to get superior performance requirements.
Mechanical grade PTFE rods – these PTFE rods are made from recycled polytetrafluoroethylene material.
Filled PTFE rods – you can add many filler materials to PTFE to get better performance properties. Usually, the name of the Teflon rod will depend on the type of PTFE filler material. Some common grades include:
- Carbon-filled PTFE rods– if you want your PTFE rods to have better compressive strength and high load resistance properties then add carbon by weight 10% to 35%. Additionally, carbon will also alter its conductivity while improving chemical resistance.
- Glass-filled PTFE rods– by adding glass in the amount of 5% and 40%, your PTFE rods will be more rigid, improved compressive strength, exhibit high rigidity, and possess better chemical resistance properties.
- Graphite-filled PTFE rods– if you want Teflon rods with extremely low coefficient of friction, then add graphite of about 5% to 15%. Additionally, graphite will reduce the initial wear significantly
- Molybdenum disulfide-filled PTFE rods– in case you want to improve the wear resistance, hardness, and stiffness of Teflon rods without compromising electrical and chemical properties, then MoS2 offers perfect options.
- Metal-filled PTFE rods– you can add stainless steel or bronze. These metals improved the deformation and thermal conductivity of PTFE rods.
- Mineral-filled PTFE rods– Mica-filled PTFE rods are highly recommended for FDA compliance applications. Usually, you can add between 5% and 10%.
Discussing your Teflon rod uses with your manufacturer will help them optimize the product to your unique specifications. The PTFE rod manufacturer will help you choose the perfect filler material for your application.
Properties of PTFE Rods
In the recent past, PTFE rods are popular due to superior properties such as:
- Suitable for wide temperature range– PFTE rods will serve you well within temperatures between -240 and 260°C.
- Superior electrical and thermal properties– a reason the PTFE rods are common electrical insulators. However, adding fillers may improve the electrical and thermal properties.
- Low coefficient of friction– it explains the non-stick properties and suitability in friction-sensitive applications.
- High chemical resistance– fluorocarbons are known for their superior chemical resistance properties. This makes PTFE rods to be highly chemical resistant.
PTFE Rods Applications
The various Teflon rod sizes find use in many industries. Currently, some common Teflon rod uses include production, electrical, home appliance, and chemical industries.
You can machine PTFE rods further to make components such as seals, machine parts, caps, instrument components, bearings, rollers, etc.