Plastic Machining Inc. has extensive experience in machining FEP parts and is able to make them to your specifications or help you design parts to fit your needs. Processing and machining of FEP parts takes place in a completely controlled environment, and complete records of our products are maintained. Excellence is built into every part that we machine.
For an affordable quote on your custom FEP parts, please e-mail us, call us at 888-761-4262, or use our contact form.
FEP (fluorinated ethylene propylene) is a fluoropolymer similar to ETFE and Tefzel®. It is a relatively soft thermoplastic with lower tensile strength, wear resistance, and creep resistance than many other engineering plastics; however, it is chemically inert and has a low dielectric constant over a wide frequency range. FEP possesses a very high degree of stress crack resistance, a low coefficient of friction, exceptional dielectric properties, heat resistance, retention of properties after service at 400°F (204°C) with useful properties at -454°F (-270°C), and meets FDA 21CFR.177.1550. FEP has high transparency (with good transmittance of ultraviolet and visible wavelengths) and offers the lowest refractive index of all thermoplastics with low light reflection (the same as water).
See also: Teflon® Plastic Machined Parts | ETFE Plastic Machined Parts | Tefzel® Plastic Machined Parts
Notable Material Features
- Excellent chemical resistance
- Wide thermal range (-400°F to 400°F)
- Excellent weatherability
- USFDA approved
- Excellent insulator
- Also available in tubing, film, roll covers, and shrink tubing