Teflon™ PTFE Washers for HVAC Applications

HVAC systems are found in a wide range of residential, commercial, and industrial facilities around the world. Maintaining these units is essential to inhabitants, workers, and even product quality. During everyday operations, HVAC units are exposed to high levels of vibration caused by moving parts within the system as well as the forceful movement of air through the ducts and pipes. This vibration can lead to excessive wear and tear and can drastically reduce the lifespan of various HVAC components.

Using durable washers made from Teflon™ PTFE in the construction and installation of HVAC units can mitigate damage caused by vibration. Learn more about how Teflon™ PTFE washers from New Process Fibre can help protect HVAC units with superior material capabilities.

HVAC Industry Insights and Trends

It’s important to know what factors are shaping the HVAC industry as it prepares for the future. As focus grows on energy efficiency and environmentally friendly practices, the demand for sustainable HVAC systems increases. HVAC buyers are also demanding increasingly smart systems that allow for more automation, optimization, and remote connectivity and control. Another growing trend is the use of ductless HVAC systems for all types of buildings and industries.

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Benefits of Teflon™ PTFE Washers 

Teflon™ PTFE washers provide a wide range of desirable product features, making them a beneficial choice for nearly any type of HVAC system. Washers provide a degree of supported separation so there’s less metal-on-metal contact between potentially vibrating parts. 

Key benefits of Teflon™ PTFE  washers include:

  • Resistance to temperature damage
  • Resistance to chemicals
  • High dielectric strength
  • Durability
  • Low coefficient of friction 
  • Nonstick surface

Use Teflon™ PTFE Washers Over Metallic Washers

When considering the use of Teflon™ PTFE washers in your HVAC system, it’s important to note the many advantages they have over metallic washers. These advantages include:teflon washers

  • Lower production and material costs
  • Greater durability for enhanced lifespan
  • Lighter material weight
  • Better overall sealing capabilities

Partner With New Process Fibre for Your Teflon™ PTFE Washer Needs

At New Process Fibre, we specialize in manufacturing both flat and specialty washers made from Teflon™ PTFE and various other high-performance plastic materials. Teflon™ PTFE is one of our clients’ preferred materials due to its resiliency, strength, and optimal performance in industrial and heavy machinery applications. 

At our facility, we have the equipment and teams to provide one-stop-shop manufacturing solutions for all of our clients. We can meet a wide array of industry standards and customer specifications to create strong and reliable Teflon™ PTFE  washers for nearly any application.

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HVAC systems are essential for various facilities around the world. Teflon™ PTFE washers from New Process Fibre offer reliable and durable performance while minimizing the damage caused by excessive vibrations within HVAC systems. Read more about how Teflon™ PTFE washers can help protect and optimize HVAC units by downloading our eBook: Teflon™ PTFE Washers for HVAC Applications. You can also contact us to learn more about our capabilities and material options or request a quote to start your order.



Nylon vs. Teflon

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Nylon vs. Teflon Washers

Most washers can be made of either nylon or Teflon. These versatile polymers offer greater mechanical strength and higher resistance to friction than traditional materials such as aluminum, steel, and bronze, making them a more durable and cost-effective solution in most industrial applications.

Despite their similarities, however, nylon and Teflon each have distinct properties that make them better suited to particular functions. Teflon, for example, is a hydrophobic material, while nylon is hydrophilic. As a result, any piece of machinery that requires greater lubrication should be constructed with Teflon rather than nylon, since Teflon’s water-repellant properties make it a stronger lubricant.

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Nylon and Teflon each offer an array of benefits, but any manufacturer should take the time to carefully consider their needs before investing in washers made from either material. To help you make an informed decision, we took an opportunity to compare and contrast these common building materials below.

The Properties of Nylon and Teflon

Nylon and Teflon are both synthetic polymers used in a variety of industrial applications. Nylon is a thermoplastic made when an amide reacts with dicarboxylic acid, while Teflon is created by polymerizing tetrafluoroethylene.

Because they’re the products of different processes, nylon and Teflon each have unique physical and chemical characteristics. The chart below provides an overview of the essential similarities and differences between them:



·         Consists of carbon, hydrogen, oxygen, and nitrogen

·         High molecular weight

·         High mechanical strength

·         Has lower melting point

·         Offers increased resistance to friction

·         Conducts electricity well

·         More chemically reactive

·         Thermoplastic

·         Hydrophilic

·         Consists of carbon and fluorine

·         High molecular weight

·         High mechanical strength

·         Has high melting point

·         Offers increased resistance to friction

·         Does not conduct electricity well

·         Less chemically reactive

·         Thermoplastic

·         Hydrophobic

What You Should Consider

As you can see, while nylon and Teflon share many properties, the slight differences between them are equally significant. Manufacturer must thoroughly evaluate their specific needs before committing to washers made with either material.

Nylon washers can be found in a wide range of applications, including aerospace manufacturing, defense contracting, the automotive industry, construction, and plumbing. In all of these fields, they’re most widely used in moving components like gears and bearings. Because of their heightened resistance to heat, friction, and corrosion, they are an excellent choice for the complex machinery involved in most heavy duty applications.

Teflon washers can provide many of the same benefits, but they perform better in certain environments than their nylon counterparts. Because Teflon has a higher melting point, for example, it can better withstand the heat generated by electrical equipment, making it a better choice for applications that require extreme temperatures.

Similarly, Teflon’s hydrophobic properties may be useful in any applications that expose components to moisture. While nylon provides some protection against corrosion, it does absorb any moisture that comes into contact with it, which can leave parts less lubricated than they should be.

In short, nylon and Teflon can handle most of the same applications with extreme efficiency and durability. If you rely on particularly sensitive equipment, however, Teflon can better protect it from environmental damage.

A New Process for Today’s Materials

Regardless of your needs or preferences, New Process Fibre can provide you with the perfect washers for your application. Since 1927, we’ve been a leading provider of non-metallic industrial fibers to manufacturers across the country. With a passion for innovation and a commitment to excellence, we’re eager to help all of our customers achieve greater productivity by supplying them with the finest nylon and Teflon products in the industry.

For more information about our nylon washers, please visit this page. If you’re interested in learning more about New Process Fibre’s nylon and Teflon washers or want to explore working with us, contact us today, or download our resource, Material Selection Guide: Nylon and Teflon™ PTFE.


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