October 22, 2015
The Art of Blending, Molding, and Sintering PTFE
The double digit growth of the Chinese economy in the early 2000s was a boon for many industries and companies. However, it was also the beginning of the demise of the quality supply chain management of raw materials. This affected the demand of PTFE resin – the demand was so high for PTFE resin that soon very low quality resin was being introduced into the market. TRITEC recognized this problem early, and thus formed a legal entity, TRITEC Polymers, to become our supplier of this vital part of our sealing solution.
A multi-million dollar investment into equipment and knowledge took place, and today TRITEC happily boasts about its sister company. TRITEC Polymers is located less than 20 miles away from our plant.
Since 2009, TRITEC Polymers has taken the “tried and true” process of blending, molding, and sintering PTFE over the past 50 years, and completely rewritten the book on the process. By taking the time to ask “Why?” and “What if?”, Rory Scheving (President and Chief Technical Engineer) of TRITEC Polymers has created billets that have doubled, tripled, and even quadrupled seal wear life.
When Rory applies his proprietary approach to the molding and sintering processes, he can take a basic glass-moly filled PTFE and significantly extend its wear life. This is true for just about any type of filler that TRITEC Polymers uses.
Both TRITEC and TRITEC Polymers have experimented with several new blends due to certain application parameters, and they have proven to be true sealing solutions blends. This even includes applications that require high pressure seals! By having the capability, and more importantly the willingness, to try new blends and techniques, we have created several proprietary blends for our customers that have given them a competitive advantage over their competition. One example is a special graphite filled PTFE, which has received FDA Compliant status!
Would you like to have a competitive edge over your competition with a seal that offers longer life, and allows for longer warranty periods? Contact TRITEC via email below, and we will be in touch with you soon. We look forward to hearing from you!