San Francisco, CA, December 26, 2013 --(PR.com
)-- Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) is a synthetic high molecular weight solid state fluorocarbon consisting entirely of carbon and fluorine atoms and is also widely recognized as Dupont’s Teflon, commonly used in nonstick cookware. PTFE is commonly available in granular, micro-powder, fine-powder and dispersion forms, based on application. Products are generally resins, with 15% glass reinforced, 25% glass reinforced and chemically modified to be key PTFE products.
PTFE is an important fluoropolymer, accounting for a significant chunk of the global market. Fluorspar, chloroform and hydrochloric acid are essential raw materials for PTFE. Fluorspar is a halide mineral made up of calcium fluoride CAF2. Fluorspar is used to prepare Hydrogen fluoride (HF) the basic ingredient of PTFE. DuPont, 3M, Daikin Japan, Arkema, Solvay, Zeus Inc., Halopolymers, Gujarat Fluoropolymers and Saint Gobain are key PTFE manufacturers.
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Granular, micro-powder and fine-powder PTFE most widely use products, and accounted for over 70% of the total market volume in 2012. Granular PTFE is widely used for production of semi-finished parts including sheets, rods and billets that are machined into complex shapes like static and dynamic seals, gaskets and so on. Fine-powder products are commonly used in the aerospace industry, automotive industry, wire coatings and textile membranes.
Industrial processing, electronics and automotive are some of the key applications identified and analyzed in this report. These segments accounted for over 70% of the overall market volumes in 2012. PTFE also finds applications in coatings, automobile electrical and bearings. Industrial applications also include chemical processing, especially where inert conditions are a mandate. Common PTFE uses in the chemical industry include gaskets, linings, washers, pump interiors, seals and spacers. Other key applications include cookware non-stick coatings, medical and textiles.
Asia Pacific dominates the global market, in terms of both production and consumption, owing to surging demand from downstream application markets. North America and Europe are expected to remain comparatively saturated markets for PTFE, and are expected to lose global consumption share to emerging economies, especially in South America over the next seven years.
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