Dr. Kevin Bigham, Technical Writer for Zeus Industrial Products, discusses some of the basics of ePTFE, its exceptional material properties, and how it can be used in such application as human implantables to filtration to gaskets for NASA.
ePTFE is polytetrafluoroethylene that has been mechanically expanded to produce an entirely different material. Because ePTFE originates as PTFE, ePTFE shares many of the high-performing fluoropolymer attributes that PTFE is known for. ePTFE’s microscale architecture, however, opens up new areas of applications for this bellwether fluoropolymer.
Morphology To Application
Post-extrusion processing creates the porous structure that is ePTFE. Specific morphology – easily observable under magnification − lies at the root of many of ePTFE’s attributes. Join us to learn more about ePTFE’s structure – both chemical and topological, its properties, and a survey of some of the diverse areas where it is used today.
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