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PTFE polytetrafluoroethylene) is a known solid lubricant and when used as a filler improves the tribology properties (wear and friction resistance) of a broad range of base polymers.

Polyphenylene sulfide (PPS) offers the best chemical resistance with no known solvents below 392°F (200°C). Low moisture absorption, good mechanical and excellent thermal resistance properties make PPS ideally suited for precise tolerance machined components.

The combination of PTFE fibers uniformly dispersed in PPS produces a material close the gap both in performance and price between the standard thermoplastic materials (e.g. PA, POM, PET) and the high-end advanced engineering plastics (e.g. PBI, PI, PAI, PEEK). Containing uniformly dispersed solid lubricant, Ertalyte® TX provides a lower wear rate and coefficient of friction than unmodified polyesters and even internally lubricated materials like Delrin® AF blend.

Brand Names

  • Delrin®
  • Techtron® HPV PPS

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Generic Name
PolyTetraFluoroEthylene, PPS Filled

Available In
Sheet, Rod, Film

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Technical Information

Stock Products Applications Advantages Grades

Stock Products

TypeSizeLengthColor
Sheet 1/4″” – 6″ TH Brown, White
Rod 1/8″ – 8″ DIA Brown, White
Film 0.002″ – 0.029″ TH Brown, White

Give us your cut-to-size dimensions. We will precision-cut these plastics to your exact size. Additional sizes and colors available upon request.

Applications

  • Slide covers
  • Bearings, rollers, gears
  • Bushings
  • Machined parts
  • Wear pads
  • Pump, valve, compressor components
  • High temperature insulators

Advantages

  • Ideal for machined parts where low friction and long life is important
  • Low moisture absorption
  • Excellent wear properties in both wet and dry environments
  • Easy to machine
  • Excellent dimensional stability
  • Excellent chemical resistance
  • Enhanced wear and friction properties over standard acetals

Grades

  • Unfilled – Virgin
  • Unfilled – Mechanical
  • Glass Filled
  • Metal Filled
  • Carbon Filled
  • Mineral Filled
  • PTFE Filled
  • Static Control – Dssipative

NOTE: Several grades of this material are available. For additional information regarding this plastic, contact your Emco Industrial Plastics representative or call 973-862-4148.

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