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Kel-F PCTFE (PolyChloroTriFluoroEthylene) Specifications

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TECHNICAL DESCRIPTION PolyChloroTriFluoroEthylene is a fluorocarbon-based polymer and is commonly abbreviated PCTFE. The Kel-F brand is a registered trademark of 3M, but they discontinued production in 1995. The only remaining brand, Neoflon , is made by Daikin Industries of Japan. This PCTFE resin has the same chemical structure and properties as the original Kel-F brand material. GENERAL PROPERTIES PCTFE offers the unique combination of physical and mechanical properties, nonflammability, chemical resistance, near zero moisture absorption, and excellent electrical properties. These characteristics cannot be found in any other thermoplastic fluoropolymer with a useful temperature range of -400F to +400F (-240C to +204C). PCTFE also has extremely low outgassing (0.01% TML, 0.00% CVCM, 0.00% WVR when tested per ASTM E-595-90), so it is suitable for use in aerospace and flight applications. APPLICATIONS
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Cryogenic applications -- super-cold refrigeration components Valves -- seats, stems, seals Seals -- lips, o-rings, v-rings, special construction seals Compressors & pumps Films -- food packaging, pharmaceutical packaging, optical recording, electroluminescent display panels Gaskets -- pressure, diaphragm, liquid gauge seals, fluid handling Bearings -- sleeve & thrust Stock shapes -- for machining components

TYPICAL PROPERTIES of PCTFE


ASTM or UL test D792 D570 D638 D638 D638 D790 D790 D695 D695 D785 D256 D696 D648 D3418 C177 UL94 D149 D150 D150 D257 Property PHYSICAL Density (lb/in) (g/cm) Water Absorption, 24 hrs (%) MECHANICAL Tensile Strength (psi) Tensile Modulus (psi) Tensile Elongation at Break (%) Flexural Strength (psi) Flexural Modulus (psi) Compressive Strength (psi) Compressive Modulus (psi) Hardness, Shore D IZOD Notched Impact (ft-lb/in) THERMAL Coefficient of Linear Thermal Expansion (x 10-5 in./in./F) Heat Deflection Temp (F / C) at 264 psi Melting Temp (F / C) Max Operating Temp (F / C) Thermal Conductivity (BTU-in/ft-hr-F) (x 10-4 cal/cm-sec-C) Flammability Rating ELECTRICAL Dielectric Strength (V/mil) short time, 1/8" thick Dielectric Constant at 1 MHz Dissipation Factor at 1 MHz Volume Resistivity (ohm-cm)at 50% RH PCTFE 0.077 2.13 < 0.01 5,300 207,000 150 8,500 180,000 5,500 180,000 D90 5 7.0 258 / 126 415 / 212 270 / 132 1.45 4.99 V-0 500 1018

NOTE: The information contained herein are typical values intended for reference and comparison purposes only. They should NOT be used as a basis for design specifications or quality control. Contact us for manufacturers' complete material property datasheets. All values at 73F (23C) unless otherwise noted.
KEL-F is a registered trademark of 3M Company. NEOFLON is a registered trademark of Daikin Industries.

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Neoflon PCTFE ( Kel-F ) Material Properties Data Sheet


NeoflonPCTFE (polychlorotriflouroethylene) is a melt-processible fluoropolymer with a
continuous-use temperature range from -204C (-400F) up to 149C (300F). PCTFE has high compressive strength, low deformation under load (its cold flow is lower than that of other flouropolymers), chemical and thermal stability, low gas permeability, high optical transparency, low flammability, and zero moisture absorption. These properties make PCTFE a preferred product in applications, such as, gaskets, spacers, valve seats, bearings, sight glasses, and laboratory ware. PCTFE's relative cost factor versus PTFE is approximately 6.25 to 1. PCTFE Grade Mechanical Property Zero Strength Time Specific Gravity Water Absorption, 24 hr. Tensile Strength, 23C Elongation, 23C Compressive Strength, 23C at 0.2% offset Impact Strength, 23C, Notched Izod Flexural Modulus Durometer Hardness, Shore D Coefficient of Friction Deformation Under Load, 25C, 24 hrs/70 kg Thermal Property ASTM Method D-1430 D-792 D-570 D-638 D-638 D-695 D-256 D-790 D-2240 D-1894 D-621 Unit sec g/cm3 % psi % psi ft.-lb./in. psi D % M-300H 200-300 2.11-2.17 M-400H 300-450 2.11-2.17

0 0 4,570-5,430 4,860-5,710 50-200 100-250 5,710-6,430 5,280-6,000 2.5-3.5 2.5-3.5 228-271X103 200-243X103 85-95 -e 0.2 85-95 -e0.2

Melting Point Deflection Temperature (66 psi) Oxygen Index Max. Service Temperature Thermal Conductivity Flammability Electrical Property Surface Resistivity, 100% R.H. Volume Resistivity, 50% R.H. Dielectric Strength (68 mil film) Dielectric Constant, 21C, 10 Hz Dissipation Factor, 21C, 103 Hz Arc Resistance
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D-648 D-2863

C C % C Btu/ft-hr-F

UL 94 D-257 D-257 D-149 D-150 D-150 D-495 sec ohm-sq ohm-cm V/mil

210-212 126 -149 1.45 V-O 1015 2 x 1017 500 2.6 0.02 360

210-212 126 -149 1.45 V-O 1015 2 x 1017 500 2.6 0.02 360

Information provided by Daikin Neoflonis a registered trademark of Daikin