High Temperature Wires
Fluoropolymer wires are ideal for industrial processing equipment because they have excellent chemical and thermal resistance making them suitable for use in extreme environments. The physical characteristics of the insulation allow for reduced diameters and weights to be achieved whilst extending durability and reliability.
Perfluoroalkoxy (PFA) can be rated up to 260°C making it an excellent choice for high temperature applications. It shares similar properties to PTFE with excellent resistance to chemicals, oils and lubricants but has the advantage of also being melt-processable. We can offer PFA wires as popular alternatives to PTFE Types A, B and C referenced in the BS 3G 210:1996 specification.
Polytetrafluoroetheylene (PTFE), also known as Teflon®, is a synthetic fluoropolymer discovered by DuPont™ in 1938. It is exceptionally resistant to acid, solvents, fuels, hydraulic fluids and can withstand very high and low temperatures. We supply a range of wires manufactured to meet the requirements of BS3G210.
Fluorinated Ethylene Propylene (FEP) is also a melt-processable fluoropolymer which exhibits excellent electrical properties. Although it lacks the maximum temperature rating of PTFE or PFA it is readily extrudable making it a popular choice as insulation material where long wire lengths are desirable.
Ethylene Tetrafluoroethylene (ETFE) is often chosen over FEP or PTFE due to its improved mechanical strength and high corrosion resistance. It has excellent heat-age, chemical, electrical, and high energy radiation resistance properties.