Why move to a low coefficient of friction thermoplastic elastomer?
Fluoropolymers have long been the reference for materials with good friction and wear properties. Saint-Gobain recently launched a thermoplastic elastomer that demonstrates low coefficient of friction with great elastic properties. With the EPA and local municipalities closing a number of ethylene oxide (EtO) facilities there is added pressures on the supply chain for sterilization PTFE. Tygon® LCF has shown great ability to be irradiated by sterilization, which serves as a distinct advantage over fluoropolymers for many applications.
- Material Overview
- Comparison to traditional low CoF materials
- Physical property highlights
- Surface roughness comparison
Download our whitepaper to learn more about the novel low coefficient of friction thermoplastic elastomer. It gives medical device manufacturers a detailed comparison as to why Tygon® LCF is a good material choice for your project.