ETFE (Ethylene tetrafluoroethylene)

FTORPLAST™ ETFE  granulated
ETHYLENE – TETRAFLUOROETHYLENE  COPOLYMER

CHEMICAL NAME: Poly(ethylene-co-tetrafluoroethylene)

SYNONYMS: Copolymer of Ethylene and TFE/tetrafluoroethylene, ETFE, E/TFE, ETFE fluoropolymer, ETFE resin, Ethylene-co-tetrafluoroethylene polymer, Ethylene-tetrafluoroethylene copolymer, Ethylene – tetrafluoroethylene resin, Ethylene – tetrafluoroethylene  fluoropolymer,   Polyethylenetetrafluoroethylene, Tetrafluoroethylene-ethylene copolymer

TRADE NAMES: F40 (Guangzhou Li Chang Fluoroplastics Ltd.),  Fluon® ETFE (Asahi Glass Company), Dyneon™  ET (Dyneon),  Neoflon™  ETFE (Daikin),  Tefzel™  (DuPont)

STRUCTURAL FORMULA: -[- (CH2 – CH2)n – (CF2 – CF2)m -]-

CAS NO. 25038-71-5

H.S.CODE: 3904.69.9000

APPLICATIONS:

  1. Low voltage power wire and cable wraps for numerous applications (airplanes, atomic power plants, computers, control and instrumentation  wiring, furnaces, heaters, near engine zone in mass transport systems, networks, optical fibers, robots, car and industrial sensors, wiring for chemical plants)
  2. Tubing applications: chemical carriers, tubing coils, complex hoses, co-extruded inner layer within rubber hose for gasoline lines in automotive industry as barrier to volatile organic carbon materials, corrugated tubing, gas-chromatography pipes, gastro-camera hoses
  3. ETFE is also used to produce electrical components: connectors, coli forms, fasteners, sleeving, sockets, switch components
  4. Chemical service items: seal glands, pipe plugs, corrugated tubing, pump vanes
  5. Lab ware: containers, dishes, tubing, valves

Upper / Lower service temperature:  + 155oC ( + 311oF)  / – 100oC ( – 148oF)

TYPICAL   QUALITY   DATA
No               Grades


P
arameters

100 101 102 104 106 108 112 116 120 130 Unit Test Method
Guaranteed   value
1 Appearance Milky white pellets   Visual
2 Melt-flow rate 0,1- 0,9 1-1,9 2-3,9 4-5,9 6-7,9 8-11,9 12-15,9 16-19,9 20-29,9 30-39,9 g/10min ASTM D1238,
297oC (567oF) @ 5kg
3 Tensile strength, min 35 (5076) 30 (4351) 26 (3771) MPa (psi, lb/sq in) ASTM D638
4 Melting point 230  –  265  (446 – 509) 228–265 (442–509) oC (oF) ASTM D3418, DSC
5 Ultimate elongation, min 300 % ASTM D638
6 Specific gravity 1,70 –  1,80   (0,0614 – 0,0650) g/cm3 (lb/in3) ASTM D792

GUARANTEED  STORAGE  LIFE : unlimited  subject  to  storage  in  a  clean and  dry place

PACKING: 15kg net PE bags stacked in 30kg net cardboard boxes, Pallet GW / NW = 980kg / 900kg, 20’ sea container GW/NW = 9,8MT / 9MT, 40’ sea container GW/NW = 19,6MT / 18MT, truck GW/NW = 20,58MT / 18,9MT

TRANSPORTATION  INFORMATION: DOT(USA)/TDG(Canada), ADR/RID class, IMO/IMDG code, ICAO/IATA  class: not regulated; Land transport: Shipping  name (by truck):  Plastic Materials, Granules (Ftorplast™ ETFE); Shipping name (by rail): Plastics, Synthetic, O.T.L., N.O.I.B.N. (Ftorplast™ ETFE);  Sea transport:  Shipping name: not relevant;  Air transport: Shipping name :  Plastics, Synthetic, O.T.L. (Ftorplast™ ETFE)

LABELLING: danger symbols,  R- and S-phrases:  not regulated

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