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PTFE Sheet & Tape


Sheet & Tape

As one of the largest UK manufacturers of PTFE sheet and tape we ensure each product is tailored to meet customer requirements. We offer fast turnaround on non-stock items and same day delivery on all standard stock items.

Using our in-house services all PTFE sheet & tape items can be supplied chemically etched on one or both sides using the Fluoroetch® etching process.

OUR RANGE

PTFE Skived Tape

  • 0.1 mm to 6 mm thick to a maximum width of 1220 mm.
  • Available in continuous rolls, cut sheets or slit to a specific width.
  • Filled grades can be manufactured up to 1000mm wide.

PTFE Moulded Sheets

  • 8 mm to 100 mm thick to a maximum size 1200 mm square.
  • Sheets may be supplied as cut pieces or machined in to individual shapes.

Self-Adhesive Backed PTFE Tape (Fluoroetch® SAtm)

  • Four standard thicknesses; 0.13mm, 0.25mm, 0.40mm, 0.50mm.
  • Continuous rolls and slit to specific widths

PTFE Dimpled Sheets

  • Virgin or filled PTFE
  • 3.0mm, 4.5mm, 5.0mm thick and up to 1220 square
  • For bridge and Pot bearings: 4.5mm or 5.0mm thick. Supplied as sheet or machined to size.

Fluoropack® PTFE/Cork Laminate

  • Available 2.5mm thick and 600 x 1200mm - for blister pack tools
    PTFE Coated Glass Cloth
  • Available as 1000 mm wide rolls or slit to customers' requirements.

APPLICATIONS

  • Electrical insulation and cable wrapping.
  • Bellows and hose liners.
  • Gaskets, Spectacle and Orifice plates.
  • Tank and Vessel lining.
  • Slide Bearings, Skidways and pipe supports.
  • Bearing tape.

MATERIALS

  • Supplied in a wide range of Fluorinoid® PTFE grades both virgin and filled.
  • Fluorinoid® virgin PTFE grades can include modified PTFE such as Dyneon® TFM™ and filled.
  • Filled grades can include such fillers as glass fibre, carbon, graphite, bronze, molybdenum disulphide and Ekonol™ both individually and in combination.

Etching & Bonding

PTFE is well known for being a non-stick material; therefore to enable bonding to other substrates, surface modification in the form of chemical etching is required.

Using the Fluoroetch® process we offer a full in-house service of chemical etching and bonding of fluoropolymers including PTFE, PFA, ECTFE, PCTFE, FEP and TFM.

ETCHING

Our Fluoroetch® Sodium / ammonia process is the most effective etching medium available. The solution is freshly mixed for each specific batch to ensure the highest quality and all etching and testing is carried out to Def standard 93-68 and certified under our ISO 9001:2008 quality system.

Capabilities

  • Up to 1.2m width on one or both sides
  • Bulk etching of free issue sheet and tape material
  • Shapes can be selectively etched to allow bonded fabrications
  • Etched sheet can be factory bonded for the manufacture of Fluoroglide® expansion bearings, slide bearings and skidways
  • Etching of free-issue materials in sheet form or finished component

For details of our etching facilities or PTFE Sheet and Tape please contact our Manchester office

BONDING 

Our dedicated bonding service of PTFE, to laminate materials and fabricate PTFE based components, is offered with a wide range of adhesives to suit our customer’s specific applications. To ensure the highest quality, peel testing is certified under our ISO 9001:2000 quality system. Hot cure bonding is carried out to ensure the most effective bond possible.

Capabilities

  • Sheet sizes up to 3m x 1.5 m can be bonded at any one time
  • Length up to 8m have been bonded
  • Hot and cold cure bonding available
  • Adhesives available including Epoxy, Contact and isocyanates to suit specific applications such as high temperature, chemical resistance and flexibility
  • Bonding of most materials including PTFE, rubber, steel, cork, wood and other plastics
  • A large workshop offering lifting facilities to cater for most sizes (contact us to discuss sizes)

Etching

PTFE is well known for being a non-stick material; therefore to enable bonding to other substrates, surface modification in the form of chemical etching is required.

Using the Fluoroetch® process we offer a full in-house service of chemical etching and bonding of fluoropolymers including PTFE, PFA, ECTFE, PCTFE, FEP and TFM.

Our Fluoroetch® Sodium / ammonia process is the most effective etching medium available. The solution is freshly mixed for each specific batch to ensure the highest quality and all etching and testing is carried out to Def standard 93-68 and certified under our ISO 9001:2008 quality system.

Capabilities

  • Up to 1.2m width on one or both sides

  • Bulk etching of free issue sheet and tape material

  • Shapes can be selectively etched to allow bonded fabrications

  • Etched sheet can be factory bonded for the manufacture of Fluoroglide® expansion bearings, slide bearings and skidways

  • Etching of free-issue materials in sheet form or finished component