Applications Involving Aggressive Media
Devices, instruments, and process plants used in the chemical industry must meet the highest technical standards. Aggressive and corrosive process media may only come into contact with components that are able to withstand these extreme conditions and are approved for use in these applications.
PTFE offers all the essential properties required for use with chemical substances. It is therefore no surprise that this high-performance plastic has become a material of choice for applications in the chemical industry.
ElringKlinger Engineered Plastics has amassed more than 50 years’ experience in the chemical industry. In addition to PTFE, modified PTFE, and MoldflonTM, we use specially selected PTFE compounds that have been precisely adjusted to the requirements profile of an application and have exactly the right properties to ensure long-term, reliable, and safe operation.
Crucial Properties of PTFE for the Chemical Industry Are:
- Almost universal chemical resistance
- High bending and tensile strength
- High temperature resistance
- Good electric and dielectric properties
- No water absorption at all
- Antiadhesive surface
- Very high purity
- Nonflammable; LOI > 95
- Light- and weather-resistant
Reaching New Dimensions with PTFE
Corrosion and corrosion protection have a decisive impact on product service life and the life cycle costs of apparatus and process plants and therefore represent one of the biggest challenges and tasks in the chemical industry. One approach to preventing corrosion is the use of individual, practical solutions based on PTFE.As a leading company in PTFE processing, ElringKlinger Engineered Plastics offers its customers a unique and innovative portfolio of consulting, manufacturing, research, and material expertise.