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Demand for PTFE in electronics and medical field promotes market development

Yangzhong Tianyou Seals Co.,Ltd | Updated: Nov 14, 2017

The use of non-stick pan in the home, can enjoy the convenience of PTFE non-stick characteristics, but the application of PTFE in several other industries far beyond the cookware industry, these industries for polytetrafluoroethylene Demand will promote its rapid development.

Teflon materials are resistant to solvents, high melting points and non-sticking properties known to home chefs. According to a 2016 report, the global Teflon market is estimated to be worth 4 billion U.S. dollars in 2014 and to 6.5 billion U.S. dollars in 2020.

More and more consumers buy electronic products, the demand for Teflon also increased. In 2014, the Asia-Pacific region became the largest market after the European market, with the exception of electronic products, PTFE is widely used in the fields of auto parts, chemical processing, textiles and medical products.

Among them, the application of polytetrafluoroethylene in medicine is booming. Bruce Neesbitt, founder and chairman of Orion Technologies, maker of Teflon coating plant in Chicago, said that Teflon can coat many materials and is used in many medical applications. Polytetrafluoroethylene is more widely used in products with attachments or handles to help clinicians better operate their equipment. Any two linked components, such as metal tubes and plastic housings, can benefit from the smooth surface of the Teflon coating.

medical-grade polytetrafluoroethylene coatings further reduce friction and absorb antibacterial agents to achieve sterility requirements for medical devices. The material will then be used in more important areas, namely aircraft and medical equipment, where more stringent testing requirements will prevail.

So far, PTFE has the most stringent applications in medical devices, slightly behind in the field of military and spacecraft, and secondarily in the automotive field.