Teflon coated fiberglass fabric and Teflon adhesive tape are both waterproof. However, is it possible to soak the Teflon product in water for a long time?
Jiujiang PTFE reminds everyone that when using Teflon products, it is important to note that Teflon series products are not suitable for long-term immersion in water. Otherwise, its service life will be greatly reduced.
First of all, Teflon coated fiberglass fabric is made of glass fiber fabric impregnated with Teflon emulsion. Glass fiber fabric will be soft in water and its strength will decrease. This requires us to pay attention to the fact that Teflon tape and Teflon coated glass fabric are waterproof, but not suitable for long time in the water. The Teflon mesh belt product is also the same, because the Teflon mesh belt is also made of fiberglass mesh impregnated with Teflon emulsion and then dried. The silicone pressure sensitive adhesive on the back of the Teflon tape is also weakened by the long-term action of water. Silicone pressure sensitive adhesive contains organic solvent toluene, which will also reduce the viscosity of silicone pressure sensitive adhesive under the action of water, and finally have a great impact on the quality of Teflon tape products.
Therefore, waterproofing is not necessarily suitable for long-term soaking in water. Customers must be aware that the service life in water is very different from the service life not in water. Before choosing Teflon products, we must consult the manufacturer, carefully understand your own use environment, accurately select and grasp the replacement cycle of the product.
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