What is PTFE?

Chris Lewis -

Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE), a fluorocarbon plastic, is a plastic in which the hydrogen normally found in association with carbon in organic materials has been replaced with fluorine. The resulting polymer possesses a number of unique properties: inertness to chemicals; fire resistance (will not support a flame); excellent weathering resistance; low friction (second only to ice); superior release (anti-stick) properties; flexibility; extreme heat and cold resistance; outstanding electrical, insulative and dielectric properties; and resistance to ultraviolet (UV), infrared (IR), microwave and radio frequency (RF).

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