amboflon® PFA (perfluoroalkoxy - CAS No.: 26655-00-5) is a high-performance, semi-crystalline, thermoplastic. It combines the properties of PTFE and FEP. Available as granules and powder. Typical
applications are chemical- / plant engineering, medical-, laboratory- and food industry as well as power and electrical engineering.
Melting temperature: 300 - 310°C
Long-term use temperature: (-200) - (+260)°C
Short-term use temperature: 280°C
Decomposition temperature: > 375°C
Density: 2,10 – 2,17 g/cm³
Tensile strength: ≥ 21 MPa
Elongation at break: ≥ 280 %
Tensile modulus: 600 - 700 MPa
The copolymer of perfluoropropylvinylether and tetrafluoroethylene is similar in properties to PTFE. amboflon® PFA is free of plasticisers, can be sterilized and is UV- and weather-resistant. Due
to the general physiological harmlessness of the amboflon® PFA, it is possible to issue certificates of harmlessness for the manufacture of food products made from this material in accordance with
Regulation (EC) No 1935/2004. Above the decomposition temperature of 375°C, toxic and caustic gases are formed. Please refer to the Material Safety Data Sheet for further processing.
The high fluorine content makes amboflon® PFA the thermoplastically processable fluoroplastics with the highest temperature and chemical resistance. amboflon® PFA is resistant to lubricants, oils,
greases, gasoline, aliphatic and aromatic hydrocarbons, alcohols, esters, ketones, caustics, ammonia, amines, acids, ozone, hydrogen peroxide, hot water and water vapor. amboflon® PFA is not
resistant to free alkali metals
amboflon® PFA is self-extinguishing and is therefore classified according to UL-94 (DIN EN 60695-11-10) as V-0.
Process: injection molding, extrusion, coating
Processing temperatures: Extrusion, injection molding: 320 - 420°C (tool 90 - 200°C).
amboflon® PFA can be processed by injection molding, extrusion and coating processes. Cylinder and screw shall be made of high corrosion resistant non-ferrous alloys (nickel molybdenum). The tools
must be hard chrome-plated or nickel-plated. The strength and stiffness can be increased by filling with glass or carbon fiber. For coloring, we recommend our amboflon®-color masterbatch.
- RoHS EU Directive 2011/65 / EU
- REACH (EC) No 1907/2006
- Fire class according to DIN EN 60695-11-10 (UL-94): V-0
- In preparation: food contact according to FDA 21 CFR 177.1550
- In preparation: food contact according to (EC) No. 1935/2004 and EU 10/2011
Electrical engineering, lining of containers, fittings and pumps for the chemical industry, laboratory accessories, hoses, packing, seals, food and pharmaceutical industries.