When you need customized PTFE washers for your project, choose Phoenix Specialty Manufacturing. Our washers can be manufactured with outside diameters ranging anywhere from .05” up to 6.” Thicknesses can also range from .0005” all the way to .260.” Whatever your specifications, we’ll be sure to design and manufacture it for you.
The History of PTFE
PTFE is a fairly new material that was in fact discovered by accident. It was on April 6, 1938, at DuPont’s Jackson laboratory in New Jersey that the discovery was made. A chemist named Dr. Roy Punkett was working with gases similar to Freon refrigerants, called tetrafluorethylene (TFE). He had created around 100 pounds of the TFE and stored the gas in small cylinders before freezing them. Later, when he opened the cylinders, it was to discover a waxy, white powder resin. He ran tests on the new substance and found that it was extremely slippery. From this, PTFE was born.
4 years later, PTFE began to be sold. It was primarily used for military applications in the beginning, but by the 1960s, PTFE was being used in a variety of products, such as electrical wire insulation, and its most popular use was as a nonstick coating in cooking pans. Today, PTFE continues to be used in many products across all industries.
A Century of Service
Phoenix Specialty Manufacturing got its early start back in 1907. Since then we have been the leading supplier of custom washers to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) across the United States. Technology has changed over the last 100 years, and so have we. That’s why we continuously use only the latest manufacturing methods combined with top-of-the-line equipment. Our technicians carefully monitor the manufacturing of your PTFE washers to be sure they are designed to your exact specifications.
Taking care of our customers is the most important thing for us here at Phoenix Specialty Manufacturing. That’s why we offer fast shipping for your PTFE washers. With our in-house tool and die shop, we can quickly produce tooling to meet your requirements. We also keep and extensive inventory of raw materials on hand at all times.
Call us at 855-983-0816 for a free estimate on customized PTFE washers.