PTFE Gaskets Canada
PTFE has excellent dielectric properties and provides excellent thermal insulation with an operating temperature range of -400°F to 500°F.
PTFE is the most chemically resistant plastic known and is unaffected by most corrosive liquids, vapors, and gases. PTFE is generally offered in thicknesses spanning from .002″ to .250″ thick and conforms to both FDA and AMS specifications, making it acceptable to both medical and food production industries. Benchmark can custom manufacture quantities from prototype and short run through large production runs. We will provide custom PTFE components to your precise specifications.
The two basic types of PTFE materials are Virgin PTFE and Glass Filled PTFE
Virgin PTFE Custom Shapes:
Virgin grade PTFE gaskets are made from 100% pure material which is used in most general applications. It is extremely soft and formable and is often used for chemical resistant seals and gaskets. It is made directly from the resin producer and has never been processed into a shape. It possesses the highest physical and electrical insulation properties and has increased resistance to creep (compression) under load. Virgin grade PTFE can be recognized by its whiter color compared to mechanical grade PTFE.
Glass Filled PTFE Custom Shapes:
Filled PTFE gaskets are made from PTFE which integrates additives and fillers in order to improve the performance of the gasket. This improves the gaskets ability to wear and enhances its unique combination of chemical, physical and electrical properties. Filled PTFE is the most common type of PTFE gasket for industrial use as it exhibits improved mechanical strength compared to Virgin PTFE. Glass, carbon and fiber particles are typical fillers that are used to enhance the mechanical strength of the gasket depending on the application.