ETFE propertyPascal Cottereau
ETFE, also known as ethylene tetrafluoroethylene, is a material widely used in the chemical industry, architecture and construction. It is a material that is used in many applications. SPN tells you more about it.
ETFE and its extraordinary strength
Known under the trade name Tefzel® by Dupont, ETFE is a thermoplastic fluoropolymer with many interesting properties:
- resistance to cracking and impact,
- robust material: it is able to support loads up to 400 times its weight
- good resistance to weathering,
- good chemical resistance,
- suitable operating temperature range: from -80 °C to 155 °C,
- advantageously recyclable,
- With its semi-crystalline nature, ETFE is a good alternative to glass, which is more expensive and has a density of 2.5. The density of ETFE is only 1.7.
ETFE used for many applications
All of these characteristics make ETFE a very popular material. ETFE allows for the production of extremely reliable products, especially for demanding industries. ETFE can be used to manufacture valves, pumps, fittings, gaskets and various types of lining. In the construction industry, this plastic material is used for a wide range of finishing work.
SPN specializes in the machining and processing of high-performance plastic materials, including ETFE, PCTFE, PTFE, PFA, PEI, PSU, etc. To machine and transform these raw materials, SPN uses various techniques such as compression molding and extrusion. For semi-finished products, we use turning, cutting and milling methods. SPN has a complete range of conventional and digital equipment to manufacture all your parts. Thanks to the know-how of our experts, we can manufacture custom-made parts that meet all your requirements.
Do you have a specific part you would like to have custom-made and would like advice and assistance? At SPN, we use computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) to design your complex parts. To do so, we use a customer’s 3D file as a starting point. We then choose the most suitable manufacturing process to produce your order. In addition, at SPN, we ensure that your recommendations and specifications are strictly adhered to. Do not hesitate to contact our team today.