The standard Ball Seats fitted in the NTC High Performance Ball Valve range are manufactured from TFM™1600. Typically most valve companies choose to use either standard PTFE or RPTFE materials for their Ball Valve Seats which would normally satisfy the majority of applications. However, tests have shown that TFM™1600 material has both chemical and physical properties that far exceed that of conventional PTFE and RPTE materials.
So what is TFM™1600? TFM™ 1600 is classified as a homo-polymer under ISO 12086. It is a chemically modified PTFE that fills the gap between conventional PTFE and melt-processable PFA. It has a significantly lower melt viscosity thus giving far better particle fusion during sintering, resulting in a far smoother surface coupled with exceptional chemical and heat resistance properties.
Test results have concluded the following:
The advantages of TFM™1600 include:
TFM™1600 complies with:
Part No. NTC 2006-M3
Stainless Steel Heavy Duty 2 Piece Full Bore Ball Valve lever operated
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