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Kel-F PCTFE

Kel-F
Extruded and Compression Molded Grade • Translucent Color

 

Description

PolyChloroTriFluoroEthylene is a fluorocarbon-based polymer and is commonly abbreviated PCTFE. The Kel-F brand is a registered trademark of 3M, but they discontinued production in 1995. The only remaining brand, Neoflon, is made by Daikin Industries of Japan. This PCTFE resin has the same chemical structure and properties as the original Kel-F brand material. PCTFE offers the unique combination of physical and mechanical properties, nonflammability, chemical resistance, near zero moisture absorption, and excellent electrical properties. These characteristics cannot be found in any other thermoplastic fluoropolymer with a useful temperature range of -400 degrees Fahrenheit to +400 degrees Fahrenheit.

Forms and Sizes
  • Plate (Check with us for the availability in the size you need.)
  • Rod (Check with us for the availability in the size you need.)
  • Bushing (Check with us for the availability in the size you need.)
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Typical Properties

PhysicalMeasurementValueTesting Method
Water Absorption%0DIN 53 495
Specific Gravityg/cc2.10 - 2.16ISO 12086

MechanicalMeasurementValueTesting Method
Coefficient of Friction, Dynamic0.35on steel
Elongation at Break%100 - 250DIN 53455
Tensile Modulusksi145 - 290DIN 53457
Tensile Strengthpsi4640 - 5800DIN 53455
Hardness, Shore D72 - 80DIN 53 505
Ball Indentation Hardnesspsi9430 - 10200DIN 53 456

ThermalMeasurementValueTesting Method
Minimum Service Temperature, Air°F-459Continuous
CTE, linear27.8
Thermal ConductivityBTU-in/hr-ft2-°F1.32DIN 52612
Maximum Service Temperature, Air°F338Continuous

ElectricalMeasurementValueTesting Method
Dielectric StrengthkV/in1270 - 1780DIN 53481

Additional Resources

NOTE: The information contained herein are intended for reference and comparison purposes only. They should NOT be used as a basis for design specifications or quality control. It is given without obligation or liability. Contact us for manufacturers' complete material property datasheets.

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