In the following post we are discussing the differences between fluoropolymers, PTFE, FEP, and PFA.
Fluoropolymers are used worldwide everyday for an array of different purposes. Roy Plunkett famously said about his discovery of PTFE:
“From stove tops to outerspace, from electronics to ecology, from architecture to the Statue of Liberty, Teflon touches every one of us in some way almost every day.”
There are many types of fluoropolymers now and each one has a different purpose. The slight variances in structure of PTFE, FEP and PFA all offer differences that give a wide array of non-stick properties.
Polytetrafluoroethylene, or PTFE, was the first of the synthetic fluoropolymers to be produced. You may know its best known brand name, Teflon, which is produced by the DuPont company.
Fluorinated ethylene propylene, or FEP, is slightly different to PTFE, though it still has some of the same non-stick qualities of Teflon.
The main difference between perfluoroalkoxy alkanes, PFA, and PTFE is the alkoxy substituents that allow the polymer to be melt-processed.
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