Flexxcel Fluoroplastic Materials
Fabric belt material selection is a critical factor in the successful design of each fabric expansion joint. A number of materials are widely accepted for use in fabric expansion joint applications. These materials fall into two general families—Fluoroplastics and Elastomers.
Chemical resistance, temperature limitations, abrasion resistance, tensile strength and susceptibility to flutter/vibration are major considerations when selecting a fabric material. Please review the following section for details regarding FLEXXCEL Fluoroplastic products.
Fluoroplastics (PTFE)— The chemical resistance of this material is unequaled by other materials.
Find more information on Fluoroplastic (PTFE) Materials:
- The Evolution of Flexxcel Fluoroplastic Materials
- Guide to Selecting a Fluroplastic Belt Material
- Flexxcel Fluoroplastic Application Specific Materials
Elastomers— A general name for the group of synthetic "rubber" materials that are characterized by their elastic property. These materials are also known by their commercial names as Viton®, Hypalon®, EPDM, and Chlorobutyl.
Find more information on Elastomer Materials:
- Flexxcel Elastomeric Belt Materials
- Guide to Elastomeric Belt Materials