Teflon is the trade name for a high-performance material, also known as polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE). It was invented by the DuPont Company and is one of the more popular materials in the world. There are many advantages to Teflon, which we will discuss in detail below.
1. Corrosion resistance
Teflon is highly resistant to corrosion and is not corroded by chemicals. This makes it ideal for use in situations requiring tolerance to acids, bases and solvents. It can tolerate almost all organic and inorganic chemicals, so it is widely used in the food, chemical and pharmaceutical industries.
2. High temperature stability
Teflon is designed to withstand high-temperature environments and can operate at temperatures ranging from -200 ° C to 260 ° C. Its thermal stability is unmatched by other plastic materials. This characteristic makes it widely used in high-temperature environment, such as high-temperature gas, petrochemical and energy industries.
3. Low friction coefficient
Teflon has a very low coefficient of friction, which means it can provide excellent lubricity between objects moving at high speeds. This property makes Teflon ideal for mechanical equipment and industrial components, reducing loss and wear due to friction.
4. Good electrical insulation
Teflon has good electrical insulation and can resist the effect of high voltage, which makes it widely used in electronic equipment and electrical transmission lines to prevent problems such as short circuit, electric arc and fire.