Laboratory analysis of PTFE

You want to perform a PTFE analysis

PTFE in a few words

First of all, the acronym PTFE stands for “polytetrafluoroethylene”. PTFE is a soft, easily deformable, semi-crystalline, opaque polymer that can be used in food applications. It is resistant to most chemicals, has an extremely low coefficient of friction and remains stable up to 327°C.

Why perform a PTFE analysis?

Determining the properties of your PTFE is essential in production process or end product control issues. A complete knowledge of the properties of your PTFE is also necessary to anticipate their evolution in their environment of use.

Indeed, PTFE is used in a large number of applications such as :

  • Chemical instrumentation (especially for superacids)
  • Non-stick coating of kitchen utensils
  • Waterproof clothing
  • Leak tester in plumbing

Thus, the support of a versatile and competent PTFE analysis laboratory is essential to address the full range of PTFE-related issues.

FILAB supports you in your PTFE analysis needs

Through our three levels of services: analysis, expertise and R&D support, FILAB assists companies from all sectors in the analysis of PTFE. FILAB provides its customers with the know-how and experience of its team, as well as a 2100m² analytical park equipped with state-of-the-art equipment.

Our technical resources

  • Determination of molecular weight and polydispersity by GPC
  • Characterisation of polymers by FTIR, DSC, ATG, ATG-FTIR, GPC, NMR, SEM...
  • Determination of polymer crystallinity by DSC
  • Viscosity index measurement on polymer
  • Study of thermal properties by DSC, ATG, ATG-FTIR
  • Determination of cross-linking rate by DSC 
  • Deformation of polymers

The positive aspects of FILAB

  • A highly qualified team

  • Responsiveness in responding to and processing requests

  • A complete analytical park of 2100m²

  • Tailor-made support

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