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tubing & rod

filled fluoroplastic Tubing

 

Additional fillers can be added to fluoroplastic tubing to change its characteristics for more wear resistance. 

 

Despite fluoropolymers having an extremely low coefficient of friction, the material can wear quite easily.  By adding a 'filler' to the fluoropolymer you can change the wear resistance and conductivity, without greatly affecting the lubricious surface.

 

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Carbon & Graphite Fillers

Carbon and graphite fillers offer better wear resistance and thermal conductivity; it does also increase the anti-static properties.

 

Anti-Static Filler

Anti-static has been designed with much smaller coal particles than with the standard carbon or graphite fillers and so the material becomes conductive, making it the best solution for anti-static applications.

 

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Ceramic Filler

Ceramic increases the wear resistance.

 

Bismuth Trioxide Filler

Bismuth Trioxide is specifically used for medical applications.  Once this filler has been added to the fluoropolymer, the material is then visible to X-Ray - This is also sometimes referred to as radio-opaque tubing.  This can be applied as a solid filler or as a stripe along the length of the tube.

 

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