Chlorine and fluorine in the middle of this unique fluoropolymer contribute to its high compressive strength, low deformation under load and stability within a wide thermal range. PCTFE was developed and manufactured by the 3M Company under the brand name of Kel-F®. In 1995, the 3M Company discontinued manufacturing the resin and sold the rights to Daikin Industries Ltd., who now produces the resin under the brand name Neoflon® PCTFE. The actual Kel-F® product is no longer available in the marketplace.
Afton Plastics processes the following grades of PCTFE:
Neoflon™ fluoroplastics grade M-400H
Dimensionally stable, rigid, and resistant to cold flow
Very low gas permeation and outgassing
Near zero moisture absorption
Excellent chemical resistance
High compressive strength
Low deformation under load
Temperature range: -400° to +380°F
Cryogenic and chemical processing components
Seals and gaskets
Aerospace valve seats, pump parts, impellers, diaphragms and plugs
Nuclear service / high radiation exposure
Liquid oxygen and liquid nitrogen valve linings
AFTON MATERIAL CAPABILITIES
MAX SHEET SIZE
6" x 6"
10" x 10"
24" x 24"
1/8” - 2¾”
1/8" to 2-3/4"
.022" to .100"
Commonly referred to as Kel-F® Neoflon® is a registered trademark of Daikin Industries