T101 PTFE virgin is a tough, high-temperature material offering the widest range of applications. Resistant to almost all chemicals (only solid alkalis can attack PTFE), its very low coefficient of friction and high impact resistance make it suitable for a wide spectrum of chemical-exposure situations, with emphasis on temperature extremes.
T101 is used for spring-energized seals, V-packings, O-rings, back-up rings, valve seats and seals, and machined components used in the chemical industry, food processing equipment, pharmaceutical and medical industries, and other high-temperature and low-friction sealing applications. Particular care should be taken to avoid nicking or scratching PTFE seals because imperfections will cause leakage. Over time, Virgin PTFE has the tendency to cold flow under load or pressure. Therefore, filled PTFE is required in critical sealing situations.
Temperature Range: -328°F to 500°F (-200°C to 260°C)