PerFluoroAlkoxy (PFA) is a chemically modified form of PTFE resin that combines many of the benefits of the parent resin with several new ones.  PFA offers both melt processing and the same upper continuous temperature as PTFE, i.e. 500°F (260°C).

The additional benefits may include enhanced purity, improved thermal stability while processing, and chemical inertness. The enhanced purity of PFA makes it suitable for applications that require improved color, lower extractable fluorides, and freedom from other foreign materials.

Examples are in semiconductor manufacture, fluid handling systems for industry or life sciences, and instrumentation for precise measurements of fluid systems. PB20000 materials meet the requirements of ASTM D3307.

PBY Material Codes:

PB20000F - PFA

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PFA Spec. Summary

Property Test Method Units PFA TYPE II
Color - - White
Specific Gravity ASTM D792 - 2.120 - 2.170
Hardness Shore D ASTM D2240 - 57 - 67
Tensile Strength, min. ASTM D3307 PSI [MPa] 3,625 [25]
Elongation at Break, min. ASTM D3307 % 300
Service Temperature High - °F [°C] 500 [260]
Service Temperature Low - °F [°C] -400 [-240]
Second Melt Peak Temp. ASTM D3418 °F [°C] 588 [309]
Glass Transition Temp. ASTM D3418 °F [°C] 194 [90]

Material Available In:

PFA Rods

PFA Tubes

PFA Sheets

PFA Material & Chemical Properties

  • Chemically Inert to a variety of industrial chemicals and solvents

  • Exceptional dielectric insulation properties

  • Low moisture absorption

  • Low coefficient of friction

  • Non-stick surfaces

  • Weather resistant

  • Strong Material

Typical Applications for PFA Plastics

  • Pipe linings and pump housings

  • Chemical processing equipment

  • Wet bench equipment

  • Tank linings

  • Wafer carriers

  • Food processing and packaging equipment

PFA Requirements

PB20000F meets ASTM D3307 Type II requirements.

PFA Material Data Sheet Downloads

PB20000F - Material Data Sheet

PFA Spec. Compliance

ASTM D3307 T2


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  • Ebnesjjad, Sina. Fluoroplastics Vol1 & Vol2. 2nd Ed., Elsevier Inc., 2015.
  • Aerospace Materials Specifications for PTFE materials (AMS3678)
  • American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) Standards