Extruded Resin Properties

Zeus extrudes a wide variety of fluoropolymers and specialized plastics with a history of successful medical and industrial applications.

Note: We do not sell resin. We manufacture extruded polymer tubing. The following technical information is presented to help assist in your selection of a resin for extruded tubing or heat shrink.

Fluoropolymers

PTFE (Polytetrafluoroethylene)

  • Lowest coefficient of friction of any polymer
  • Extremely broad working temperature range
  • Maximum working temperature 500° F 

FEP (Fluorinatedethylenepropylene)

  • More transparent than PTFE
  • Better gas and vapor permeability properties than PTFE
  • Maximum working temperature 400° F  

PFA (Perfluoroalkoxy)

  • Higher continuous service temperature than FEP
  • Melt processible - so it can be processed in longer continuous lengths than PTFE
  • Maximum working temperature 500° F 

PVDF (Polyvinylidene Flouride)

  • Excellent chemical resistance
  • High level of purity
  • Maximum working temperature 235° F 

THV (Tetrafluoroethylene, Hexafluoropropylene and Vinylidene Fluoride)

  • The most flexible fluoropolymer available
  • Highest degree of optical clarity

ETFE (Ethylenetetrafluoroethylene)

  • Excellent impact resistance
  • Good resistance to stress cracking

ECTFE (Chloro Trifluoro Ethylene / Ethylene Copolymer)

  • Ultra low permeability
  • Superior durability 

Other Polymers

PET (Polyethylene Terepthalate Polyester)

  • UV resistant
  • Extremely strong

PEEK (Polyetheretherketone)

  • High temperature performance
  • Extremely high tensile strength
  • Maximum working temperature 500° F 

Nylon (Nylon 6/6, Nylon 11, Nylon 12, Pebax)

  • Good chemical resistance
  • Wide range of flexibility

Polyethylene (HDPE, MDPE, LDPE)

  • Inherent lubricity
  • Excellent chemical resistance