PFA is a perfluorinated, semicrystalline, thermoplastic polymer. It combines the outstanding chemical properties of polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) with the mechanical and technical properties of polyfluoroethylenepropylene (FEP).
PFA is resistant to nearly all chemicals. Furthermore, the plastics is extremely weatherproof and radiation-resistant. PFA can be used in a wide temperature range and allows operating temperatures from -200 to +260 °C.
Vessels made of this material are unbreakable, autoclavable and easy to clean due to the hydrophobic and anti-adhesive properties of their smooth surface.
All the above-mentioned properties make PFA ideally suited especially for use in trace analysis and for contamination-free operations with pure and aggressive media.
A special feature is the beaker made of perfluoroalkoxy suitable for heating plates. This beaker has a bottom made of graphite which transfers the heat well to the beaker material PFA. The beaker content (liquid) only comes into contact with the PFA.
The vessels made of PFA you will find both online and in printed form in our handbook THOMAPLAST® I. This and all further handbooks you can order free of charge at any time.