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Applications of Polytetrafluoroethylene and Fluoropolymers

Abstract

Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) and other fluoropolymers have found applications in thousands of uses in nearly every industry and facet of modern life. The performance nature of fluoropolymers usually renders them out of sight. Yet PTFE and other fluoropolymers have enhanced human living standards by playing critical roles in healthcare, aerospace, automotive, consumer, chemical processing, semiconductor, pharmaceutical, biopharmaceutical, electronic, space, defense, food and beverage, construction, energy, and other sectors.

Keywords

Polytetrafluoroethylene; Fluoropolymers; Chemical processing

21.1. Chemical Processing

In the chemical process industry (CPI), much manufacturing is ...

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