Teflon™ AF is used in vacuum degassers as well as other low and high-pressure degassers. Degassers based on Teflon™ AF easily outperform degassers based on Teflon™ PTFE. This provides faster degassing response times with shorter lengths of tubing and minimum sample size.
Teflon™ AF tubing used as a chemical micro-reactor. The combination of high gas permeability and chemical resistance makes Teflon™ AF a perfect material for flow-through chemistry apparatus. Teflon™ AF has excellent UV light transmission which allows the polymer to be used as a reactor vessel in UV initiated chemical reactions.
Teflon™ AF tubing and film are used in online transformer oil monitoring. Dissolved gasses are extracted from transformer cooling oil, analyzed, and monitored to control costly transformer failures.
Teflon™ AF is the only polymer with a refractive index lower than that of water. Total internal reflection occurs when a tube of Teflon™ AF is filled with water and used as a waveguide.
Teflon™ AF 2400 film as thin as 0.0015" (38μm).
Teflon™ AF 2400 tubing typical minimum ID: 0.0030" (76μm). Typical wall thickness starts from 0.0010" (25 μm).