Graphite filled PTFE products are composite materials made by incorporating graphite particles into polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE), also known as Teflon. PTFE is a high-performance fluoropolymer known for its excellent chemical resistance, low friction, and nonstick properties. By adding graphite, the material gains additional benefits such as improved thermal conductivity, electrical conductivity, and reduced wear and friction.
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Graphite filled PTFE products are commonly used in various industries, including automotive, aerospace, chemical processing, electrical, and mechanical engineering. Some popular forms of graphite filled PTFE products include sheets, rods, tubes, gaskets, seals, bearings, and bushings.
These products offer several advantages due to the combination of PTFE and graphite properties. They have exceptional resistance to chemicals, making them suitable for use in corrosive environments. The electrical conductivity provided by graphite makes them useful in applications requiring static dissipation or electrical grounding. The addition of graphite also improves the thermal conductivity, allowing for better heat transfer and dissipation in heat exchangers, seals, and gaskets.