Ultraflon™

PTFE Micropowders & Dispersions

Laurel’s Ultraflon™ range comprises a selection of polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) and fluorinated ethylene-propylene (FEP) powders and dispersions (aqueous and alcohol based). These are available in friable and non-friable forms. There are also a selection of different particle size distributions; from sub-micron to 100’s of microns. PTFE micropowder is commonly used in grease...    Read more  

Laurel’s Ultraflon™ range comprises a selection of polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) and fluorinated ethylene-propylene (FEP) powders and dispersions (aqueous and alcohol based). These are available in friable and non-friable forms. There are also a selection of different particle size distributions; from sub-micron to 100’s of microns. PTFE micropowder is commonly used in grease and dry film lubricant formulations as a solid lubricant.

There are several grades which have NSF-HX1 approval for indirect food contact greases. Non-stick coatings utilise PTFE micropowder due to the low coefficient of friction that it imparts at the surface. Many of these applications also require specific food contact approvals, which several of these grades have. PTFE micropowder imparts slip properties at the surface. As such, coatings formulated with Ultraflon™ have excellent abrasion and scuff resistance.



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Features


    • Selection of particle size distributions available. Average PTFE particle size (d50) ranges from sub-micron to 100’s of microns.

    • Friable and non-friable grades available - that is coagulated dispersion and granulated forms are available.

    • Surface modified PTFE grades which are readily dispersible in water.

    • FDA food contact and NSF-HX1 approvals for certain grades.

    • Different viscosity builds attainable – from low to high impact.

    • Low and high molecular weight PTFE grades available.

Benefits


    • Solid friction modifier in grease formulations to lower surface wear and seal imperfections.

    • Fantastic chemical resistance for engineered polymers, coatings and greases.

    • Excellent slip properties when formulated into coatings and inks. This improves abrasion resistance.

    • Certain grades have a low impact on viscosity. Others increase viscosity. Aqueous PTFE dispersions can be easily made with hydrophilic surface-modified powders. This saves the need for complicated and expensive dispersant packages. It also saves money over pre-dispersed products where you are “paying for the water”.

    • Storage stability is less of an issue as you can make the dispersion on demand when needed.

    • Certain grades can be used in cookware and food safe lubricants due to their regulatory approvals.

Typical Applications


    • Solid lubricant for dry film lubricant formulations. Includes products dispensed via aerosol.

    • Friction modifier in grease formulations.

    • Non-stick coatings.

    • PTFE gives a low coefficient of friction and excellent release properties.

    • Imparting slip to inks and coatings to improve abrasion resistance.

    • Engineered polymers for chemical resistance and slip.

Featured grades with technical datasheets

A brief overview of the key grades is given below. You will find the Technical Datasheets (TDS) available for download. If you are looking for a Safety Datasheet (SDS) or Product Safety Information (PSI) then please get in touch by phone or via the contact buttons at the top of the page.

Should you not find what you are looking for here then please note that we have further grades available besides these. One of our Technical Sales team will be happy to help. All of the sales team are technically qualified and will be able to advise you on which product to choose. You can either call us, email us or fill in a quick form at the top of the page to get us to call you (Request a Callback). A sample can be requested via the button at the top of the page as well. Please note that by providing us with your contact details, you are agreeing for us to potentially contact you.




Related brochures & technical literature

You will find some of the key product brochures available for download below. There are more brochures available upon request. If you would like to discuss your enquiry further then please get in contact by phone or by filling in the "Request a Callback" form at the top of the page. Someone from the technical sales team will then call you within 24 hours, to discuss your project further.

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