Expanded PTFE (ePTFE) Gasket Tape is increasingly becoming the preferred material of choice for any application requiring an on-site solution to both prevent and arrest leakages.
The material’s superior sealing properties combined with the ability to withstand both high temperatures and nearly all corrosive chemicals make it the obvious choice for engineers looking for a long term solution to sealing without worrying about the durability of the sealing material.
ePTFE Gasket Tapes are also known as the following:
- Joint Sealant Tapes
- Soft PTFE Tapes
- Form-in-place Gasket Tape
- Gore Gasket Tape
- Expanded PTFE Sealing Tape
- Self-adhesive Gasket Tape
The fact that there are so many different names poses a challenge to market this product – since each end user may have their own terminology and thus search online accordingly.
The versatility of ePTFE Gasket Tapes extends across multiple industries, as shown in the info-graphic below.
The above photo shows the typical application of ePTFE Gasket Tape. Although this shows the joint sealant being applied around a metal flange, the tape is equally adept at sealing weaker materials such as glass or plastic. This is because the sealing effectiveness can be attained at low torques, allowing a completely air-tight seal even if the option to tighten around the medium is limited.