Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE)

Also known as Teflon, polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) is a hydrophobic synthetic fluoropolymer that cannot be wetted by water. Often used for its non-stick coating on cookware, the casings of communications devices, to provide an antibacterial barrier for catheters, as a non-reactive barrier in the pipework of corrosive chemicals and as a lubricant to reduce friction, Southbourne Rubber makes the most of PTFE to manufacture a wide variety of parts for numerous applications.