Teflon™ Cabling Solutions for Chemical and Thermal Resistance

Several industries use Teflon™ and Tefzel™ fluoropolymers to jacket cables because of the resins' excellent properties.

Cable Insulation Type


Teflon™ fluorinated ethylene propylene (FEP) resin

This family of resins offers an excellent combination of properties for wire and cable applications.

Teflon™ perfluoroalkoxy (PFA) resin

This family combines the processing ease of conventional thermopolymer resins with the outstanding properties of polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE).

Teflon™ polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) fine powder

These fine powders provide a practical method for producing long lengths of product from a resin that cannot be melt-extruded.

Tefzel™ ethylene tetrafluoroethylene (ETFE) resin

This melt-processable, modified copolymer of ethylene and tetrafluoroethylene creates a high-performance resin that enables processing at relatively high rates.

Temperature Toughness and Unique Flame Resistance

Fluoropolymers have a greater stability of dielectric properties than most other materials and perform well in harsh chemical and thermal environments. These fluoropolymer resins can be used for many applications due to their exceptional chemical and thermoplastic characteristics, including:

  • High dielectric strength
  • Low dielectric constant
  • Low loss factors

Data Communications

Teflon™ FEP resin used in plenum cable insulation drives networking to new levels of speed and safety. Using these cables reduces fire and smoke-spread hazards while providing outstanding electrical performance.


A wide range of Teflon™ fluoropolymer resins, including PTFE, PFA, FEP, and Tefzel™ ETFE, can be used across electronic cable applications such as WiFi, satellite radio, and telecommunication. Teflon™ resins facilitate easier processing, which enhances manufacturing yields and lowers costs.


Teflon™ fluoropolymers provide outstanding electrical insulation for thin, ultra-thin, and high-temperature wire insulation to protect against increasing service temperature demands.

Oil and Gas

Teflon™ fluoropolymer resins strengthen and protect data logging cables used in deep well operations. They offer corrosion and temperature resistance due to the effects of downhole gas diffusion from gas-bearing formations.