Using PTFE Guide Tape, compared with other alternatives, has several benefits:
- Very low friction
- High chemical resistance
- High thermal resistance
- The ability to absorb wear particles, which could otherwise cause a decreased lifespan for the hardware
It is a durable, non-elastic and very low-friction material. Compared to metal guides, the PTFE Guide Tape offers a much longer service life and better sealing ability. The special properties of PTFE makes lubrication unnecessary, a clear advantage compared to metal guides, which also permits a simpler design.
Our PTFE Guide Tape (also know as Bearing Strip) is available with many different additives. PTFE with, for example, bronze or carbon, has extraordinary abilities compared to other materials (view our list of materials here)
We produce Guide tape in a standard flat profile, or with an indented tear drop pattern
Most commonly used materials:
- PTFE Virgin (unfilled)
- TFM (chemically modified PTFE)
PTFE Guide Tape is made in both standard and custom sizes, by the meter or cut to length according to the customers’ needs.